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Jail Killing Day observed

The nation observed Jail Killing Day on Tuesday with due solemnity.

On this day in 1975, four national leaders and heroes of the country’s Liberation War — Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmad, Captain Mansur Ali and AHM Quamruzzaman — were assassinated inside the Dhaka Central Jail.

The four leaders played crucial roles in forming the Mujibnagar government in exile that led the Liberation War of 1971 with Syed Nazrul Islam as the acting president, Tajuddin Ahmad as the prime minister, Mansur Ali as the finance minister and AHM Qamruzzaman as the home, relief and rehabilitation minister.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion.

Ruling Awami League and its associate bodies and other political parties chalked out various programmes to mark the day.

Source: United News of Bangladesh