Efforts continue to return killers of Bangabandhu, 4 leaders: Quader

DHAKA Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said strong diplomatic efforts are underway to bring back the fugitive killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders.

Strong efforts continue to bring back the convicted killers who are hiding abroad. The diplomatic efforts will be strengthened further in the coming day, he said.

The minister said this to journalists after Awami League leaders led by Prime Minister and AL President Sheikh Hasina placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi-32 marking the Jail Killing Day.

Quader said there are difficulties in bringing back the fugitive killers from different countries as there is no provision of death penalty in many countries.

However, the minister said, high-level discussions are going on with the heads of state and the government of those countries to find the way how the killers can be brought back.

He said the August 15, 1975 carnage and the assassination of the four national leaders �Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, AHM Quamruzzaman and Captain M Mansur Ali� on November 3 are two shameful incidents in the country's history.

In continuation of the assassination of Bangabandhu and most of his family members on August 15 in 1975, the four nation leaders who were the front-line organizers of the Liberation War were assassinated on November 3 in the same year to make the Awami League leaderless, he added.

He called upon the party men and the people to work together to materialize the dream of Bangabandhu and four national leaders to build a non-communal Bangladesh.

On November 3 in 1975, the four national leaders and Liberation War heroes were brutally murdered inside the Dhaka Central Jail.

When Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was detained by the Pakistani junta in 1971, the four national leaders led the country's Liberation War.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)