Shafique terms it bid to foil Bangabandhu murder trial
Different sections of conspirators are trying to cause unrest in the country to impede the trial of Bangabandhu murder case which is now at final phase, said Law Minister Shafique Ahmed yesterday.
"As part of their latest attempt, they made a bomb attack on Fazle Noor Taposh, a member of the parliament and also one of the solicitors in the Bangabandhu murder case," he said after attending at a general meeting of Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU) Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd at the city's Segunbagicha.
The government will immediately arrest the perpetrators, who tried to assassinate Taposh, and punish them, said the minister, adding that though the conspirators are much active in foiling the trial process of the case, the Awami League-led government would complete it.
Shafique said the current government is in progress with the war criminals' trial in a transparent and acceptable manner. "The war criminals' trial will also be held," he said.
He criticised the previous government's role for patronising the killers of Bangabandhu and appointing them in foreign missions.
"Though the government wants to formulate a comprehensive education policy that is acceptable to all, a section is publicising false idea involving religion and education policy together," said Shafique Ahmed.
State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development (LGRD) Jahangir Kabir Nanak as special guest said the cooperatives movement has brought economic development in rural areas of the country as well as in the third world countries.
Dhaka Reporters Unity President Shamim Ahmed, its General Secretary Pathik Saha, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists Secretary General Altaf Mahmud, DRU Cooperative Society President M Ashraf Ali and its Secretary Mohsinul Karim Lebu, and Dhaka District Cooperative officer Ruhul Amin also spoke at the meeting.