Dhaka – A senior minister has sought formation of a commission to find the masterminds of the 1975 assassination of Bangladesh’s independence architect Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq made the demand at a discussion marking the 41th anniversary of assassination of Mujibur Rahman who led the Bengali nation to an armed struggle against Pakistan in 1971 and came victorious in nine months.
Bangabandhu, along with most of his family, was killed by a group of disgruntled army officers at his residence on August 15, 1975. The trial of the killers, who enjoyed indemnity for many years, was completed after his party Awami League assumed office 21 years of the massacre. But the masterminds remained untouched.
“We need to identify the people those masterminded the killing. We are thinking about forming a commission,” the law minister said adding that the some of the perpetrators of the crime were brought to book.
“If we could have brought the killers like Mushtaq (Khandaker Mushtaq Ahmed) and Mahbubul Alam Chashi or the fugitive killer Rashid (Khandkar Abdur Rashid) to justice, then we will be able to identify the masterminds too,” he said.
The minister was addressing a blood-donation camp marking the 41st death anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, organized by the office of the Attorney General at the Supreme Court here this morning.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and other officials of his office were present on the occasion.
The minister also said that the verdict in the case 21st August grenade attack will be pronounced soon as the proceedings of the lawsuit are now at the final stage.