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Gen Manzoor Killing Case

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...

The murder of Major General Abul Manzur, Bir Uttam

The murder of Major General Abul Manzur, Bir Uttam

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ~ Benjamin Franklin THE NARRATIVE On June 2, 1981, General Abul Manzur, the Commandant of the Chittagong Cantonment, was killed under mysterious circumstances while in army custody inside the Cantonment.  Manzur had distinguished himself as a Sector Commander during Bangladesh's Liberation War and been the recipient of the highest honor conveyed upon combatants of the war. He was among those honored few, who earned the distinction of Bir Uttam, Among those who knew him, Manzur was considered a highly capable and intelligent officer. Yet, in the chaotic days after General Ziaur Rahman's death on a...

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...

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