Bangabandhu's killer Mazed kept in court's hajatkhana
Published : Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 at 1:22 PM Count : 423
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's convicted killer Capt (sacked) Abdul Mazed would be produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Dhaka shortly.
Handcuffed Mazed was taken to a lower court at the Judge Court area in old Dhaka at about 12:15pm amid stringent security measures. There he was kept in the court's cell (hajatkhana). Hearing on his case will start soon.
Court sources said Mazed would be sent to jail as he is a convicted killer.
Earlier at about 3:30am, he was arrested 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.
Captain (retd) Abdul Mazed was hiding in India. Earlier, he was hiding in Benghazi, Libya, with another convicted killer Major Dalim.
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.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the then President, his wife, three sons - one nine years old - and the wives of two sons were gunned down by a group of disgruntled army officers. Two daughters of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman — Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana — survived the massacre as they were abroad at that time.