Fugitive extremists who have been arrested in India or other neighbouring countries would be brought back to the country soon.
“Under the extradition treaty between Bangladesh
the fugitive extremists and other miscreants will be handed over to Bangladesh soon, and the process ongoing,” Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said yesterday at a fresher’s reception programme of Dhaka Polytechnic Institute.
Kamal also said the Home Ministry has sent information to the Education Ministry providing a list of educational institutions involved in promoting extremism, and the Education Ministry is taking action accordingly.
In response to a query over the emergency landing of a special Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina, the home minister said detectives are investigating the incident and action would be taken as per the findings.
The special BB flight was carrying the premier on her way to Budapest which was forced to emergency landing at
Ashgabat International Airport in Turkmenistan on Sunday, reportedly due to leakage of engine oil. Six officials of engineering and technical department of Biman were immediately suspended for negligence of duty.
Kamal said the PM has a plan to set up polytechnic institutes in each district soon, and by 2019 the number of polytechnic institutes in Bangladesh would double.
He claimed that the present government is trying wholeheartedly to make Bangladesh a developed country through digitalising all ministries and government services. “The country is moving forward through improving quality of education, women empowerment, increasing power production, setting up more technical institutions.”
He said: “The Awami League has kept its election promises by bringing war criminals of 1971 to the dock.”
Bangladesh Chhatra League organised the programme.
Among others, Dhaka Polytechnic Institute Principal Dr Md Shah Jahan and central Chhatra League President Saifur Rahman Sohag addressed the programme.