New govt will ensure fair probe into Kibria killing
Asma Kibria, wife of slain former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria, yesterday hoped that the Awami League-led government would carry out a fair investigation into the killing of her husband.
Asma expressed her hope after placing wreaths at the grave of the former finance minister at Banani Graveyard in the city on the occasion of his fourth death anniversary.
Kibria was killed in a grenade attack in Habiganj in 2005.
Although four years have elapsed after the killing, the killers are yet to be brought to justice. A trial was initiated immediately after the killing, but it was delayed due to various reasons.
During the second phase of investigation, it has been proved that Harkatul Jihad chief Mufti Hannan and seven others were involved in the grenade attack.
The Awami League and family members of Kibria have staged demonstrations all these years demanding fair probe into the killing, but to no avail.
Now Kibria's family believes that a fair probe would be held this time as AL has come to power.
"It is now possible to bring the culprits to book. But if it does not take place this time, it would never take place," said Asma.
AL presidium member Tofail Ahmed said, "We hope the real motive for the killing will unravel this time and the culprits will be brought to justice on the soil of Bangladesh."
Different organisations also placed wreaths at the grave of Kibria.
Bangladesh Foundation for Development Research will hold a discussion at the National Museum at 4:00pm today.
Meanwhile, Amra Muktijoddhar Santan and Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote in separate statements demanded immediate probe into the killing of Kibria.