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Freedom fighter status of 52 more cancelled

More than seven months after the publication of the new list of freedom fighters, the government has cancelled the freedom fighter certificates of 52 people.

The liberation war affairs ministry issued a notification on Tuesday in this regard following the National Freedom Fighters Council Act 2002.

And 52 people, including Mosleh Uddin Khan – one of the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – were stripped of their titles following the recommendation of the 70th meeting of the National Freedom Fighters Council.

The notification of cancellation of gazettes is available on the ministry’s website.

On June 7, the government issued a notification cancelling the gazettes of 1,181 freedom fighters following the recommendation of the 66th meeting of the National Freedom Fighters Council.

On June 2, it formally included 1,256 more people in the list of freedom fighters after scrutinising around 150,000 applications following the decision of the meeting.

Source: United News of Bangladesh