Former health minister urges the Law Ministry to take necessary measures
Awami League Presidium Member and 14-party Alliance spokesperson Mohammed Nasim has demanded that the properties belonging to the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and their associates be confiscated.
Nasim made the statement in a view exchange meeting of the ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance at the party’s Bangabandhu Avenue office in Dhaka on Tuesday.
He said: “The properties of all the absconding killers of Bangabandhu and their aides have to be seized as soon as possible. The descendants of the killers are misusing the properties to devise plots against the government, from home and abroad.”
The former health minister also urged the Law Ministry to take necessary measures to this end.
Nasim also suggested formulating a commission to try those involved, including BNP founder Ziaur Rahman, but were not convicted of the August 15, 1975 murder.
“Once formulated through the prime minister’s order, the commission will help identify all those linked to the assassination,” he opined.
Addressing the same event, Foreign Minister AKM Abdul Momen said three of the killers of Bangabandhu were yet to be tracked down.
“Of course, this is a failure of the government. However, we will try our best to repatriate the perpetrators who have been traced abroad, and execute the sentences given to them before Bangabandhu’s birth centenary,” he maintained.
Echoing a similar sentiment, Law Minister AnisulHuq, addressing the meeting, saidthat they were trying hard to bring back two of the killers.
“Canada did not give asylum to Noor Chowdhury, one of Bangabandhu's convicted killers, but its Supreme Court does not allow anyone facing a death sentence to be deported,” he said.
“Then again, we are optimistic about his extradition through diplomatic and legal procedures. The US seems to have changed its mind regarding the repatriation of Rashed Chowdhury (a fugitive killer of Bangabandhu),” he concluded.
Bangladesh Workers’ Party President Rashed Khan Menon and JatiyaSamajtantrik Dal (JSD) President HasanulHuqInu addressed the meeting, among others.