Commission would try more perpetrators of August 15 massacre
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry on Monday recommended the formation of a national commission to try more of those involved in the killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 17 members of his family on August 15, 1975.
Several perpetrators of the massacre have already been convicted in a landmark case that was filed 21 years after the crime.
The committee came up with the recommendation at its 12th meeting, held at the parliament with Committee Chairman Abdul Matin Khasru in chair, said a parliament secretariat handout.
During the meeting, a minute's silence was observed to commemorate the 45th death anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as well as the passing of minister Sahara Khatun and Secretary to the Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Department Naren Das.
Law Minister Anisul Huq and Committee members Mostafizur Rahman, Shamsul Haque Tuku, Shahiduzzaman Sarkar, Shamim Haider and Gloria Jharna were present at the meeting.