The government has revoked the freedom fighter certificates of 52 people, including ex-army officer Risaldar Mosleh Uddin Khan, one of the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs recently issued a notification in this regard following the recommendation of the 70th meeting of the National Freedom Fighters Council.Bangabandhu and his family members were brutally assassinated on August 15, 1975. Five of the killers, including Mosleh Uddin, who was sentenced to death, are on the run.
Four of the Bangabandhu killers were recipients of the freedom fighter gallantry awards, which the High Court in a ruling on December 15, 2020 had also suspended.
The government also striped the certificates of Abul Fazal and Md Joynal from Narsingdi sadar, late Golam Mostafa from Kishoreganj’s Karimganj,
Abdul Kader and Md Altaf Hossain from Gazipur’s Kaliganj, Md Wahidur Rahman and late Md Abdul Malek from Cumilla’s Chauddagram, Dr A Gaffar Mia from Faridpur’s Sadarpur and Ruhul Amin from Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhia.
Besides, the freedom fighter certificates of Md Samad Ali from Bogura’s Sariakandi, Chad Mohammad, Md Osman Ali, Md Zakir Hossain, Abdul Kader Mollah, Abdur Rahman, Abdul Jabbar, Sardar Md Boyet Reza, Md Shamsul Haque, late Sirajul Islam, Md Abdul Gafur Khan, Md Shafiuddin, Md Nazimuddin, Md Abdur Rab, Md Jamat Ali, Md Abdus Samad, Md Afzal Hossain, Md Abdul Awal, Rafiqul Islam, late Ansar Ali and late Nurul Islam from Natore’s Baraigram are also cancelled by the ministry.
Apart from them, Md Belayet Ali Biswas, Md Abdul Hakim Mollah, Eshaq Munshi, Abdul Majed Ali Hawlader, late Md Abdur Rahim, Harunur Rashid and Abdur Rahman Sarder from Barishal’s Ujirpur, and Kishoreganj sadar’s late Md Mukhlesur Rahman, Md Nasirul Islam Khan, and Md Azizul Haque’s certificates are also revoked.Earlier on June 7 last year, the government issued a notification cancelling the gazettes of 1,181 freedom fighters following the recommendation of the 66th meeting of the National Freedom Fighters Council.
On June 2, it formally included 1,256 more people in the list of freedom fighters after scrutinising around 150,000 applications following the decision of the meeting.