Reviewing our four national saints

The five, including one who presented himself as Captain Muslemuddin joined to the Bangabhaban, entered the prison and severely executed four people, says the FIR recorded over the murdering of the four national pioneers – Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmad, AHM Quamruzzaman and M Mansur Ali.

The pioneers had been put in a correctional facility not long after the August 15, 1975, bloodbath that killed Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman and a large portion of his relatives.

The four, who drove the Liberation War in 1971 after Bangabandhu’s detainment by the Pakistan armed force, were shot dead after rehashed blade charges in the prison.

A day after the prison killing, Kazi Abdul Awal, the then delegate controller general (jails), documented the main data report (FIR) with Lalbagh Police Station.

ABM Fazlul Karim, the then OC of the police headquarters, was entrusted with the examination and he visited the scene where a justice made an investigation report of the bodies. Afterward, a posthumous report was readied and the OC gathered proof from the murdering spot.

Be that as it may, the notorious Indemnity Ordinance obstructed the examination and the preliminary for around 21 years until officials of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) revived the test on August 18, 1996.

In 2004, a preliminary court gave discipline to 11 culprits of the killings, yet the sentence is yet to be executed.

The administration couldn’t follow nine of the 11 in spite of trying endeavors through strategic channels, knowledge offices and the Interpol to bring the criminals back home.

Indicted executioners Rashed Chowdhury and Noor Chowdhury are stayed some place in the USA and Canada. The administration has neglected to bring them back.

Against such a background, the country pays tribute to the four killed national pioneers on the 44th commemoration of the Jail Killing today.

The administration currently demands that bringing all the 11 criminals back home is one of its top needs and every conceivable exertion are in progress to this end.

On a few events, Law Minister Anisul Huq said the administration was wanting to set up a commission to distinguish every one of those behind the killings of Bangabandhu and the four heads.

He revealed to The Daily Star yesterday that they had just made lawful strides and drew in with the US and the Canadian governments to bring back Rashed and Noor for executing the Supreme Court decision against them.

Answering to an inquiry, he repeated the administration’s guarantee that it would comprise a commission. He, in any case, didn’t state when it would be framed. “Exchanges are occurring in such manner.”

Conversing with The Daily Star, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam repeated that the administration was utilizing its strategic and different channels to remove the sentenced executioners and execute the decisions against them.

Mahbubey Alam, likewise an individual from the taskforce shaped in 2010 to bring home the executioners, said a portion of the aggressors participated in both the killings of Bangabandhu and the four heads, and four of them have been executed in the Bangabandhu murder case.

The Supreme Court in its judgment in the prison murdering case saw that the death of the four national pioneers was the consequence of a criminal intrigue.

The charged couldn’t have completed the killings except if ground-breaking state apparatuses were engaged with the trick, the then boss equity Surendra Kumar Sinha said in the decision.

The peak court on April 30, 2013, maintained a Dhaka court’s decision that granted capital punishment to three previous armed force work force and life detainment to eight other individuals for executing the four national pioneers.

The three convicts gave the death penalty are Muslemuddin, Marfat Ali Shah and Abdul Hashem Mridha.

The eight imprisoned forever are Khondaker Abdur Rashid, Shariful Haq Dalim, Noor Chowdhury, Rashed Chowdhury, Ahmed Shariful Hossain, Abdul Majed, Kismat Hasem and Nazmul Hossain.

Four other denounced – Syed Farooq-ur Rahman, Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Bazlul Huda and AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed – were executed in the Bangabandhu murder case in 2010.

The next year, the SC absolved the four from the charges of murdering the national chiefs as they were executed.

Prior in August 2008, the High Court had maintained the death penalty to Muslemuddin and absolved Marfat, Hashem, Farooq, Shahriar, Mohiuddin and Bazlul Huda in the prison slaughtering case.

Counselor Abdullah Al Mamun, the state safeguard attorney selected by the SC for Marfat and Hashem, prior told this journalist that he didn’t have a clue about the whereabouts of the two indicted denounced.

“Marfat Ali Shah, Abdul Hashem Mridha and their family members have never spoken with me,” he included.

In the interim, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheik Hasina yesterday gave separate messages on the Jail Killing Day.

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