Bangabandhu's killer Mazed produced before court
Published : Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 at 12:44 PM Count : 379
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's killer Captain (sacked) Abdul Mazed was taken to court after his arrest from the city's Mirpur area early Tuesday morning.
He was taken to a lower court at about 12:15pm.
Court sources said Mazed would be sent to jail as he is a convicted killer.
Earlier at about 3:30am, Mazed was arrest from a house at Mirpur in the capital.
We've caught him in Bangladesh,' said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal. 'Perhaps, he came back from India being afraid of coronavirus infection,' he said.
"We've arrested him. He will be produced before court soon," Home Minister also said.
After assuming power in 2009, ruling Awami League government executed five convicted Bangabangdhu killers on January 27 in 2010. They are - Syed Faruk Rahman, Mohiuddin Ahmed, Bazlul Huda, AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed and Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan.
However, six more self-confessed killers - Khandaker Abdur Rashid, Shariful Haque Dalim, Noor Chowdhury, Rashed Chowdhury, Abdul Mazed and Moslehuddin Khan- remained at large.
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.