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Home Minister: Fugitive killers of 4 national leaders to be brought back

  • Published at 02:27 pm November 3rd, 2020
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File photo: 4 national leaders Dhaka Tribune

On November 3, 1975, four national leaders and heroes of the country’s Liberation War were assassinated inside the Dhaka Central Jail

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said the fugitives killers of four national leaders will be brought back home and executed.

“The verdict in the killing case has been executed partially while the work to bring back the fugitive convicts is underway. They will be brought back one by one and executed,” he said on Tuesday.

The home minister came up with the remark while visiting the killing spot of four national leaders at the Old Dhaka Central Jail in Najim Uddin Road in commemoration of the Jail Killing Day.


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“There were not only misguided army personnel but also a big conspiracy behind the assassination of four national leaders. Identities of those involved in the conspiracy will be exposed,” he added.

On November 3, 1975, four national leaders and heroes of the country’s Liberation War -- Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmad, Captain Mansur Ali and AHM Quamruzzaman -- were assassinated inside the Dhaka Central Jail.

The four leaders played a key role in forming the Mujibnagar government in exile that led the Liberation War of 1971 with Syed Nazrul Islam as the acting president, Tajuddin Ahmad as the prime minister, Mansur Ali as the finance minister and AHM Qamruzzaman as the home, relief and rehabilitation minister.