Govt appoints internationally reputed lawyer to bring back Bangabandhu’s killers
Desk Report: The government has appointed an internationally reputed lawyer to bring back the six fugitive convicted killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports the financial express.
The convicts are absconding in different countries.
“We have recently appointed a globally famous lawyer to pave the way for bringing back six convicted fugitive killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told BSS at his Secretariat office on Thursday.
The minister, however, did not disclose the name of the lawyer.
He said the Home Ministry has recently forwarded a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to make effective diplomatic efforts alongside the legal ones to bring back the convicted killers.
“The government obtained updated information on all six fugitive killers of Bangabandhu,” said the minister, adding “Legal and diplomatic efforts are now underway to bring back home all the fugitive killers hiding in different countries.”
Asaduzzaman also informed that the Canadian government in principle agreed to send back one of Bangabandhu’s fugitive convicted killers, Noor Chowdhury, to the country, but they have sought assurance that he (Noor Chowdhury) would not be hanged in Bangladesh as death penalty is prohibited in Canada.
There is also a positive development regarding the repatriation of A M Rashed Chowdhury who is now hiding in US, he added.
The International Police Organization (Interpol) issued separate ‘Red Notices’ in all of its member countries in 2009 to find out the fugitive killers following requests from the Bangladesh government.
Meanwhile, a taskforce formed by the government on March 28, 2010 with Law Minister Anisul Huq as its head, has been working on this issue.
Two law firms have already been engaged by the government in the USA and Canada for bringing back home the fugitive convicted killers Col (dismissed) Khandker Abdur Rashid and Major (Retd) Noor Chowdhury respectively.
Efforts are also on to get back one of the self-confessed killers Risaldar Muslemuddin, who is believed to be in India now.