JAMALPUR The valiant freedom fighters along with
the allied forces after a bloody battle with Pakistany Army captured
Kamalpur, a frontier area in Bakshiganj upazila under Jamalpur district on
December 4 in 1971.
Since then December 4 has been observed as Kamalpur Independence Day in
a befitting manner every year.
Kamalpur was under sector 11. Major (later Colonel) Abu Taher was the
commander of the sector. Headquarter of sector 11 was situated Mohendraganj
under Meghalay state of India only two kilometres away from Kamalpur camp.
The sector was divided into eight sub sectors of which Mohendraganj,
Mankarchar, Purakasia, Dhalu, Bagmara, Shibbari, Rangra and Moheshkhali.
Under the sector 22000 freedom fighters including 3000 regular disciplined
force had taken part in the liberation war.
Freedom fighters and Pakistan Army confronted 18 bloody battles from
June 12 to November 28 in 1971 war at Kamalpur. In the battles 194 freedom
fighters embraced martyrdom including Captain Salah Uddin Momtaj. During the
battles 497 Pakistani troops were also killed.
Besides sector commander Major Abu Taher had lost his one leg in a
battle on November 14 in 1971 at Dhanua Kamalpur.
Being strategically important the Pakistani army fortified the camp with
heavy weapons and troops as the camp situated near Mohendraganj in India.
Before capturing the camp, the allied force made an attack on November 23.
After 10-day war the allied force overpowered Pakistani army on the day
in 1971 and captured Dhanua Kamalpur, the most important camp of Pakistani
On that day Ahasan Malik Khan, Garrison Commander, 31 Beluch Regiment
along with 162 soldiers and huge ammunition surrendered to the Hardeb Shingh
Clayer, Brigade Commander of allied force.
Company Commander, Syed Sadruzzaman Helal said before surrender Bashir
Ahmed carried surrender letter to the Army camp at 9 am. When he did not come
back another freedom fighter Anisul Haque Akanda took surrender letter to the
Army camp, he added.
At last Pakistan Army surrendered at afternoon on the day.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)