Bangabandhu Killing

14-party demands Zia’s trial

Staff Correspondent

10 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance on Monday demanded a posthumous trial of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman for his involvement in the brutal killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

“Trial for the Bangabandhu killing won’t be completed until the BNP founder is brought to justice as he was the mastermind of it,” said Mohammad Nasim, spokesperson for the alliance.

Nasim, also a presidium member of Awami League, expressed the view after a meeting of the alliance at the AL central office on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.

“Khondaker Mustaq Ahmad and Ziaur Rahman were the key planners for the Bangabandhu killing. So, it is necessary to form a commission to make these perpetrators unmasked,” he said.

Mohammad Nasim urged the government to form a commission for trial for the Bangabandhu killing.

The veteran politician also said that four national leaders were killed in jail

on Zia’s instructions to avoid a strong protest against the Bangabandhu killing.

“They (the four leaders) were killed as per the plan of Zia to create a political vacuum in the country,” he said.