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August 15 Carnage

‘Inquiry commission needed to expose masterminds’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 16 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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‘Inquiry commission needed to expose masterminds’

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Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday stressed the need for formation of separate inquiry commission to expose the masterminds of August 15 carnage.

“The killers of Bangabandhu were executed through trial. But, beyond them, those, who were conspirators, must be found out and exposed to justice by forming a commission,” he said.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this while talking to reporters after paying homage to the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi No. 32 marking the National Mourning Day.

Mentioning that the new generation can’t be kept in the dark in this regard, he said, “That’s why the intriguers should be unmasked.”

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu, started the trial of the killers of Bangabandhu after coming to power and freed the nation from stigma by trying those murderers, the minister said.   “The execution of the killers has been carried out. The process of bringing back the fugitive killers is underway," he added.

Addressing virtually at a programme arranged by Rangamati District Unit of AL marking the day, Quader said the plotters, who wanted to erase the name of Bangabandhu from history through assassination, are now being erased from the history. “The bloodstained body which was lying on the stairs of Dhanmondi 32 residence was not only of the Father of the Nation but an architect of independence,” he said.

The perpetrators of August 15 carnage still remain active and they don’t want any development and progress of Bangladesh, he said. The perpetrators don’t want implementation of any development scheme like the Padma Bridge, metro-rail or Karnaphuli tunnel, he also said.

Mentioning that during the BNP tenure, Chattogram Hill Tracts (CHT) didn’t witness any development, the minister said BNP had instigated the people in hill tracts to be locked into conflicts.