Editorial

Bring Bangabandhu’s killers back

They must not go unpunished


Bangladeshpost
Published : 16 Aug 2021 09:36 PM | Updated : 16 Aug 2021 11:13 PM

The government has been making all-out efforts in order to bring the fugitive killers of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman back to the country for executing the court verdict, though the process is being delayed due to various complications in the rules and policies of the countries where the killers have taken shelter. 

According to media sources, among the five fugitive killers, law enforcers have correct information about the whereabouts of only two convicts. There is no update  on the remaining assassins for years but it is envisaged that they are moving from one country to another.


We must take up a concrete plan to bring 

back the absconding killers of Bangabandhu

to face the full force of law


Reportedly, of those five fugitive killers, Rashed Chowdhury is now staying in US and another fugitive killer Noor Chowdhury is staying in Canada. However, despite repeated requests from Bangladesh to deport Noor, the Canadian government is not showing any response as its policy does not approve deporting any person to any country that has the provision for death sentence. 

It is time to gear up adequate diplomatic efforts to push US and Canada to deport the two fugitive killers of Bangabandhu. It would not be an easy task for the present government to bring back the convicted fugitive killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the country as the governments led by HM Ershad and Khaleda Zia had patronised them in such a manner that they are strongly placed in different countries. 

It is unfortunate that we have not been able to bring all the killers of the Father of the Nation to justice. We must take up a concrete plan to bring back the absconding killers of Bangabandhu to face the full force of law.