Part of BDR probe report to be made public thru' JS
Commerce Minister Faruk Khan yesterday said 'necessary parts' of the national probe committee's report on the BDR carnage would be made public through parliament.
"The government is currently examining the report," he told reporters after meeting a delegation of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) at his secretariat office.
He also said charge sheet in the mutiny case would be submitted within a month or two.
On receiving the 309-page report on May 21, Home Minister Sahara Khatun said the government would soon publish the findings.
Asked about some 'findings” apparently dismissing his previous observations that the militants had a hand in the bloody revolt, Faruk said, "I have yet to read the report and I don't want to make any comments at this moment.”
The commerce minister, who also leads a committee coordinating the government measures regarding the mutiny, said the administration is sincere in efforts to ensure a proper investigation and trial of those responsible for the vicious killings.
"At the same time, we'll see to it that no innocent person is harassed in the process."
Our court correspondent reports that three suspected BDR mutineers made confessional statements to metropolitan magistrates in Dhaka yesterday.
They are Lance Nayek Abdur Rahim, Sepoys Abdur Rouf and Amir Uddin.
The same day, a Dhaka court sent 71 other alleged mutineers to jail after the Criminal Investigation Department, which is investigating the mutiny case, produced them on completion of their remand.
Meanwhile, family members of two BDR jawans, who are on the list of 25 mutineers missing, yesterday claimed that the two are in jail now, reports BBC Bangla Service.
The BDR authorities published the list in the media on May 20.
Azizul Haq, brother of Sepoy Samad of 44 rifles battalion, claims he met his brother at Dhaka Central Jail yesterday morning.
Since Samad's arrest on February 27, he said, he had met him at the Kashimpur jail and then on the court premises.
Manjuara, sister of Nayek Driver Aiyub Ali, said her brother too is in jail.