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Bangabandhu's killer Abdul Mazed arrested after 45 years

Published : Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 at 11:28 AM  Count : 6683

Bangabandhu's killer Abdul Mazed arrested after 45 years

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's killer Captain (sacked) Abdul Mazed has been arrested from the capital early Tuesday after long 45 years.

"Mazed was arrested from a house at Mirpur area around 3.30am," said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.

'We've caught him in Bangladesh,' says Home Minister. 'Perhaps, he came back from India being afraid of coronavirus infection,' he said.

"We've arrested him. He will be produced before court soon," he also said.

Captain (sacked) Abdul Mazed was hiding in India.  Earlier, he was hiding in Benghazi, Libya, with another fugitive killer Major Dalim.

Earlier, India said they would return convicts ex-captain Abdul Mazed and Risaldar Moslehuddin Khan if they could be tracked down as Bangladesh suspected they were hiding somewhere in the neighbouring country.

After assuming power in 2009, ruling Awami League government executed five convicted killers of Bangabangdhu on January 27 in 2010. Those who executed were Syed Faruk Rahman, Mohiuddin Ahmed, Bazlul Huda, AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed and Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan.

However, five more self-confessed killers--Khandaker Abdur Rashid, Shariful Haque Dalim, Noor Chowdhury, Rashed Chowdhury and Moslehuddin Khan- still remained at large.

It is learned that Lt Col (Retd) SHMB Noor Chowdhury is staying in Canada and Lt Col (Retd) MA Rashed Chowdhury in the United States.

The trial of Bangabandhu assassination case started in Dhaka in 1997, 22 years after a group of disgruntled army officers assassinated him along with most of his family members on August 15 in 1975.

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on November 19, 2009 upheld the death penalty of 12 convicted ex-army officers for the assassination.


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