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President, PM pay respects to BDR carnage martyrs

Update : 25 Feb 2016, 10:54 AM

The representatives of President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid rich tribute to the martyrs of BDR carnage.

On behalf of President Abdul Hamid, his Military Secretary Major General Abul Hossain and on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her Military Secretary Major General Mia Md Joynul Abedin placed the wreaths around 9am Thursday.

The fifth anniversary of BDR carnage is being observed on Tuesday commemorating the February 25-26 brutal killings at BDR (now BGB) headquarters in Pilkhana where 74 people, including 57 army officers, were killed in 2009.

In November 2013 the court sentenced 150 soldiers of Bangladesh Rifles, now Border Guard Bangladesh, and two civilians to death, and jailed 161 for life for their involvement. It also gave rigorous imprisonment, ranging from three to 10 years, to 256, mostly BDR soldiers. The 277 other accused were acquitted.

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