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Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing, PM reiterates

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing, PM reiterates

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated that BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was involved in the assassination of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975. "Mushtaq (Khandaker Mushtaq Ahmed) appointed Ziaur Rahman as army chief after August 15," the premier said posing a question how did he get such a big post if he had no relation...

Zia being accused of Bangabandhu murder to divert attention: Fakhrul

Zia being accused of Bangabandhu murder to divert attention: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam today said the prime minister is accusing BNP founder Ziaur Rahman of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman murder to divert people's attention. "Everybody knows Awami League leader Khandaker Mostaque Ahmed was involved in Sheikh Mujibur Rahman killing. But, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is accusing Ziaur Rahman intending to...

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing: PM

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was involved in the incidents of August 15, 1975 in which Bangabandhu and most of his family members were assassinated. "Col Faruque (one of the killers of Bangabandhu) said that Bangabandhu was so popular that there was no way without killing Bangabandhu. They went...

TIMELINE

August 15: * Early in the morning, some disgruntled army officers lead the pre-planned attack to assassinate and overthrow President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. They start firing indiscriminately on his residence at Dhanmondi 32. * Bangabandhu phones army chief General KM Shafiullah and says, "Shafiullah, your forces have attacked my house. Perhaps they have already killed Kamal. Send forces quickly". * Shafiullah rings his deputy General Ziaur Rahman and chiefs of two other services to mobilise troops to help the president. It...

BNP asks Ershad to apologise

BNP asks Ershad to apologise

BNP today called upon Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad to apologise for his statement that late president Ziaur Rahman grabbed power through a bloody revolution on November 7, 1975. Refuting the allegation, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said Zia, who founded the BNP, did not grab the state power. “Rather the soldiers and mass people brought Ziaur Rahman to power through the revolution,” Fakhrul said while speaking at a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club. Sommilito Nagorik Committee organised the discussion demanding release of Dhaka city BNP leader Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu who has been awarded life imprisonment for his involvement in the 2009 bloody BDR mutiny. The former military ruler...

'Mystery' Of Zia Killing

Khaleda, Tarique need to be remanded

The Gono Bhaban yesterday denied The Daily Star reporter access to cover the prime minister's press conference without giving any reason. The Daily Star, however, carries the report based on information obtained from secondary sources.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman should be remanded to unearth the mystery behind the assassination of former president Ziaur Rahman. "They termed Ershad the killer of Ziaur Rahman but didn't sue him. Even they didn't feel ashamed of...

Fakhrul hits back at PM

Responding to the prime minister's remark on Zia's involvement in Bangabandhu killing case, the BNP yesterday said questions arose as to whether there had been any link between the dates of Hasina's return and Zia's assassination.   “After '75, Sheikh Hasina returned home on 17 May (1981), and Ziaur Rahman was killed on May 30. There are questions in people's mind whether there was any link between these two incidents," BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said. If the BNP returns...

BNP: Any link between May 17 and May 30?

BNP: Any link between May 17 and May 30?

Retorting to the prime minister’s statement that BNP founder Ziaur Rahman would have been made accused for Bangabandhu killing had he not died, BNP today said there are questions whether there was any link between the dates of Hasina’s return and Zia’s killing. “After ’75, Sheikh Hasina returned to the country on May 17...

BNP observes Zia’s 33rd death anniversary

BNP observes Zia’s 33rd death anniversary

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia placed wreaths at the grave of the party founder late president Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital this morning marking the 33rd death anniversary of Zia.   She also offered Fateha at the grave seeking eternal peace of her last husband on this occasion. The BNP chief also inaugurated...

Govt should quit over Narayanganj killings: BNP

Govt should quit over Narayanganj killings: BNP

  The government should resign taking the responsibility of the recent abductions and killings of seven people in Narayanganj, a senior leader of BNP said today. "It is clear that a minister and his family members are behind the abductions and killings. So the government should first investigate involvement of the ministry’s family in the...

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