FBI to continue to help investigate BDR mutiny
US Ambassador James F Moriarty said FBI would continue to work with its counterparts in Bangladesh to investigate the bloody BDR mutiny, an onerous task that takes extra time and effort, as the American intelligence agency completed initial phase of their collaboration.
The assurance came when he met Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, Commerce Minister Lt Col (retd) Faruq Khan and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's adviser Tarique Siddique on Sunday to provide an update on the US assistance for the investigation into the carnage inside BDR headquarters.
Moriarty explained that the FBI team had shared its expertise in investigating complex cases with the Police Criminal Investigation Department, which has "primary responsibility for conducting this important investigation", said a US Embassy release yesterday.
He noted the massive scale of the investigation and suggested it could take considerable time to complete.
"With FBI assistance, the Police have put in place the mechanisms necessary to conduct this complex investigation in a thorough and transparent manner," the release said.
"The ministers assured the ambassador that Bangladesh would devote all the resources required to complete the investigation, taking into account the formidable task that lies ahead," it said.
While the initial phase of their collaboration is complete, FBI officials will return to Bangladesh at an appropriate time in the future to review the progress of the investigation and provide any additional suggestions that might be appropriate, the release added.
The US ambassador stressed that the United States was committed to strengthening its partnership with Bangladesh's law enforcement agencies over the long term.