Bangladesh executes ex-Army officer for assassinating Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

By: PTI | Dhaka |

Updated: April 12, 2020 3: 04: 17 pm

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Bangladesh on Sunday carried out a previous armed forces captain for his participation in the 1975 stroke of genius in which the nation’s owner Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was executed, virtually four-and-a-half years after the high account carnage.

Abdul Majed was hanged at 12.01 AM (neighborhood time), Law Minister Anisul Huq informed PTI.

An authorities of the Dhaka Central Jail at Keraniganj on the borders of the resources claimed that a medical professional proclaimed Majed dead at 12.15 AM.

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Inspector General of Prisons Brigadier General AKM Mostafa Kamal Pasha at a media rundown before the prison claimed that the body would certainly currently be turned over to the relative for interment.

“Concerned officials who were required to witness the execution under law were present,” he claimed, including this was the very first situation of implementation considering that the Dhaka Central Jail was moved at the newly-built center at Keraniganj 2 years earlier.

Jailor Mahbubul Islam later on claimed that the authorities existing consisted of Dhaka’s replacement commissioner that is the area magistrate also, authorities superintendent and also the civil cosmetic surgeon and also the replacement examiner general of jails.

A variety of individuals had actually collected before the prison at twelve o’clock at night, resisting COVID-19 limitations, he claimed, including that Majed was carried out by hanging.

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Majed was detained in Dhaka on Tuesday after concealing in India for virtually two-and-a-half years.

On Friday, Majed’s partner and also 4 various other loved ones fulfilled him for virtually 2 hrs in the jail.

President Abdul Hamid on Thursday declined his grace appeal, eliminating the last difficulty for his dangling.

A specialist authorities system detained Majed, among the fugitive founded guilty Bangabandhu assassins, as he returned house after concealing for virtually 2 and also fifty percent years in India.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal claimed the “self confessed killer” was not just associated with Bangabandhu’s murder however additionally participated in the succeeding murder of 4 nationwide leaders in high safety Dhaka Central Jail on November 3, 1975.

He claimed previous records showed Majed was concealing in India however at some point he was detained from Dhaka as he covertly returned last month.

Police’s Counter Terrorism and also Transnational Crime (CTTC) system detained him in a predawn raid at Mirpur location while he was wandering near a temple.

Majed is among the 6 making off ex-army police officers that were bied far death sentence after test in absentia.

A prosecution attorney claimed Majed informed the court that he went back to Bangladesh on March 15 or 16.

The found guilty, he claimed, declared he handled to live covertly in Kolkata for the past 23 years.

Twelve ex-military police officers were punished to fatality for the August 15, 1975 murder of Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman together with a lot of his relative. Five of them have actually been carried out while one passed away of all-natural reasons as he got on the run abroad.

Bangabandhu’s older child and also incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and also more youthful child Sheikh Rehana made it through as they got on a browse through to the after that West Germany at the time of the putsch, which additionally fell Bangladesh’s article self-reliance federal government.

The 5 convicts were hanged at Dhaka Central Jail on January 28, 2010, after a drawn-out lawful treatment while the postponed test procedure started in 1996 when a notorious indemnity legislation was junked as it was safeguarding the assassins from justice up until after that.

Majed was just one of the staying fugitives thought to be concealing abroad without any validated location.

The remainder of the fugitives consisted of the crucial mastermind of the stroke of genius ex-lieutenant colonel Abdur Rashid. Interpol released red alert versus the absconders thought to be concealing in a number of nations consisting of Pakistan.

Bangladesh validated 2 situations where 2 convicts took sanctuary in the United States and also Canada, among them is claimed to have actually fired dead Bangladesh’s owner.

Dhaka claimed it was attempting to extradite them however Canada decreased to captivate the demand pointing out stipulations of the nation’s regulations.

After the 1975 carnage, Majed was refurbished in public service throughout the succeeding program of previous military-dictator-turned-politician Ziaur Rahman as an ex-cadre authorities and also uploaded as the supervisor of National Savings Department.

He later on ran away the nation while offering in the financing ministry together with various other 1975 stroke of genius plotters as the 1996 basic political elections brought Awami League back to power which promised to subject to justice Bangabandhu awesomes in accordance with its political election policy.


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