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12:00 AM, February 14, 2013 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 14, 2013

Jail Killing Case

Summon Moazzem, Khairuzzaman

Attorney General urges SC

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam yesterday urged the SC to summon BNP leader Shah Moazzem Hossain and Maj (retd) Khairuzzaman to hear about the conspiracy to kill the four national leaders in Dhaka Central Jail on November 3, 1975.
Both Moazzem, a state minister of the government led by president Khandakar Mushtaq Ahmed, and Khairuzzaman were acquitted by a lower court in 2004 from the killing charges, he said.
Mahbubey was placing arguments before the Supreme Court's Appellate Division during a government appeal hearing against a High Court verdict acquitting six former army personnel in the jail killing case.
The six are Marfat Ali Shah, Abdul Hashem Mridha, Lt Col (dismissed) Syed Farooq-ur Rahman, Lt Col (retd) Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Maj (retd) Bazlul Huda and Maj (retd) AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed.
Mahbubey also prayed to award capital punishment to the accused.
Citing the prosecution witnesses' statements, he said Khandakar held three meetings with the accused on November 2, 1975 at Bangabhaban where the decision to kill the leaders was taken.
Next morning, Risaldar Muslemuddin and his associates killed the leaders -- Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmad, AHM Quamruzzaman and Captain Mansur Ali, said Mahbubey.
In 1976, Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury and Waliur Rahman, officers of the then foreign affairs ministry, gave appointment letters to some killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the four leaders for jobs in Libya, he said.
Bangabandhu and his family's murderers were involved in the conspiracy to kill the leaders, he said adding that the lower court and the HC in their verdicts had ignored the conspiracy charges.

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