Bangladesh is probably going to go forward with the hanging of former army Capt. Abdul Majed, one of the killers of the nation’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Majed, who was in hiding for nearly 45 years, was arrested by native police within the capital Dhaka on Tuesday.
His execution is anticipated to give closure to household, mates and 1000’s of supporters of Mujibur Rahman, who led the liberation struggle in opposition to Pakistan and have become the primary prime minister of Bangladesh in 1972. He was brutally killed alongside together with his household in a coup on Aug. 15, 1975.
He is survived by two daughters, Sheikh Hasina, who’s now prime minister of Bangladesh, and Sheikh Rehana. They have been out of the nation on the time of the coup.
No date has but been introduced for Majed’s execution, however Law Minister Anisul Huq instructed Anadolu Agency “all formalities earlier than his execution” has been taken care of.
Local media experiences mentioned Majed confessed within the courtroom that he was in hiding in India for 20 years and returned to Dhaka final month, however officers have remained tight-lipped in regards to the improvement.
“We don’t have info on precisely when he returned to Bangladesh as now we have not investigated or interrogated him after the arrest,” mentioned Masudur Rahman, a senior police officer.
Law Minister Huq mentioned, “I’m not conscious of experiences that he was absconding in India.”
Earlier, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan in a video message to the nation mentioned the arrest was a present for the folks of the nation on the 100th delivery anniversary of the daddy of the nation.
In 2009, the nation’s Supreme Court upheld the demise sentences for Majed and 11 others. Five of them have been hanged to demise in 2010, one died in Zimbabwe in 2001 and 5 are nonetheless absconding.