Efforts underway to extradite fugitive killers of Bangabandhu

They must be brought to justice

Published : 15 Aug 2022 08:08 PM

The government of Bangladesh is repeatedly trying to bring back the fugitive killers of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, though the process is being delayed due to various complications in the rules and policies of the countries where the killers have taken shelter.

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said efforts are still underway to extradite remaining five Bangabandhu’s fugitive killers while police said they had definite information about whereabouts of two of them and clues about the three others.

We must step up a concrete plan to bring 

back the absconding killers of Bangabandhu 

to face the full force of law

Reportedly, Sacked Lieutenant Colonel Nur Chowdhury has been traced in Canada and sacked Lieutenant Colonel Rashed Chowdhury in the USA. Lieutenant Colonel Shariful Huq Dalim was presumed to be staying abroad changing his locations different countries like China, the UK, Thailand, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Libya while Sacked Lieutenant Colonel Khandakar Abdur Rashid to be in Libya, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Poland, Thailand and Italy

Bangladesh should 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 worth mentioning that a delayed trial to the August 15, 1975 carnage began after 1996 as the Awami League government scrapped the infamous indemnity act and after a protracted judicial process out of 12 convicts, six were exposed to gallows so far.

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