‘Khaleda was well-informed about Aug 21 grenade attack’

Staff Correspondent

23 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

‘Khaleda was well-informed about Aug 21 grenade attack’

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud speaks at a seminar on ‘Bangabandhu’s thought about education and technology’ at IDEB Bhaban in the capital on Thursday. - SUN PHOTO

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Thursday said Begum Khaleda Zia was well-informed about the August 21 grenade attack and she must be brought to justice to deliver fairness to the victims of the carnage.

“The attack was done at the instigation of Tarique Zia and her mother was well-informed about the plot,” the minister said adding that Begum Zia must be exposed into trial for the heinous attack.” The minister was speaking at a seminar organised by the Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB) marking the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at its auditorium in the capital.

Dr Hasan said the then DGFI tried to investigate the grenade attack incident  based on ground report of intelligence agents. “But, Begum Zia rebuked them,” he said.

He said it was Bangabandhu who established the rights of self-rule and self-determination of the Bengalee nation. Bangabandhu had been nourishing the dream of independence for long and he was waiting for a proper time for its proclamation. Braving all odds, Bangabandhu prepared the nation for independence,” he said.

After independence, Bangabandhu devoted himself to build the nation as a developed one. Bangabandhu gave importance to technical and vocational education to create skilled manpower, he said. The minister urged all to work together to build the nation as ‘Sonar Bangla’ dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

IDEB president AKMA Hamid presided over the seminar while additional secretary of Technical and Madrasah Education Division AKM Jakir Hossain Bhuiyan, director general of Directorate of Technical Education Rownak Mahmud and chairman of Bangladesh Technical Education Board Morad Hossain Molla, among others, addressed the seminar.