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Gen Manzoor

Murder most foul . . .

GROUND REALITIES

Murder most foul . . .

LAWRENCE Lifschultz's reflections on the murder of Major General Mohammad Abul Manzur in June 1981 are, for the nation's political leadership as also for the people of Bangladesh, a broad hint that all past conspiracies should be investigated in their totality and the truth behind them revealed. The good part of our otherwise sad post-1975 history is that a beginning has been made, through bringing the assassins of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to justice. The process of a fresh new judicial look at the jail killings of November...

MONZOOR MURDER CASE

Court to hear arguments again

Court to hear arguments again

A Dhaka court dealing with the long-pending Manzoor murder case will hear the case arguments again on February 27 following appointment of a new judge. According to a previously fixed date, the court was scheduled to pronounce its judgement in the sensational case filed in connection with the 1981 murder. But just a week before the verdict was scheduled to delivered, the judge of the court was transferred, making it uncertain as to when the judgment would be delivered. Today, newly appointed Judge Khondker Hasan Md Firoz of the First Additional District Session and Judges’ Court of Dhaka decided to hear the closing argument again, terming the case as an “old” and...

Govt trying to influence Manzoor murder case: Fakhrul

Govt trying to influence Manzoor murder case: Fakhrul

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir talks to reporters at the grave of late president Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Wednesday. Photo: TV grab

Gen Manzoor Killing Case

Verdict on Feb 10

Verdict on Feb 10

A special court in Dhaka will deliver the judgment in the sensational Maj Gen Manzoor murder case on February 10, nearly 33 years after the war hero was killed in Chittagong. The then army chief HM Ershad, now a special envoy to the prime minister, is the main accused in the case and is charged with ordering the murder.      Maj Gen Abul Manzoor was killed at the Chittagong Cantonment on June 1, 1981, just two days into the assassination of the then president Ziaur Rahman. Manzoor, who was commander of Sector-8 during the Liberation War, was believed to have executed the abortive Chittagong coup in which Zia was killed. The First Additional...

Manzoor murder verdict Feb 10

Manzoor murder verdict Feb 10

A special court will deliver judgement in sensational Maj Gen Manzoor murder case on February 10. Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, who has recently been appointed a special envoy to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been made prime accused in the case. Maj Gen Abul Manzoor, an army general who was a war hero, was...

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