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SAMS Kibria’s 17th death anniversary Thursday

The 17th death anniversary of Shah AMS Kibria, a former finance minister and senior Awami League leader, will be observed on Thursday.

Different socio-political organisations have chalked out various programmes, including placing wreaths at his grave, offering fateha there and arranging doa mahfil, to observe the day with due respect.

On behalf of Kibria’s family, a doa mahfil will be held on the grave premises of Kibria at Banani Graveyard at 11am.

The family will also arrange a human-chain programme at the graveyard demanding proper trial the in Kibria murder case.

On January 27, 2005, Kibria and four others were killed in a grenade attack on an Awami League rally in Baidderbazar area of Habiganj.

Two cases — one for murder and another under the Explosive Substances Act — were filed on the night of the incident.

The trial of the murder case began in September 2015, ten years after the attack.

A total of 32 people, including former State Minister for Home Lutfozzaman Babar, were indicted in the murder case in 2015.

Although 17 years have elapsed since the heinous killing, no significant progress has been made in the investigation into the two cases regarding the incident.

The investigation was delayed by 10 years. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police investigated the case thrice. The depositions of 43 witnesses among 171 have been recorded while charges were framed on October 22, 2020 in the case filed under The Explosives Act.

Source: United News of Bangladesh