Give info on Bangabandhu’s killers, get reward: Momen
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today said the government would reward those who can provide information on the killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
"If you can give us information, you will be rewarded," he said while speaking at a discussion at Jatiya Press Club.
Momen also called for unmasking those who kept mum for 21 years about the killers and the persons behind the killers. "All those people should be unmasked."
Describing Canada and the USA as countries with very strong rule of law, the foreign minister said they should not shelter murderers.
The five killers who remain fugitives are Khandaker Abdur Rashid, Shariful Haque Dalim, Nur Chowdhury, Rashed Chowdhury and Moslehuddin Khan.
Nur Chowdhury and Rashed Chowdhury have been traced in Canada and the US. Bangladesh wants them to bring them back to the country to face justice.
"But we are yet to do it. If we can, we will feel that it is a great achievement," Momen said.
The minister said the government has written many letters to the US and Canadian governments seeking steps for bringing back the killers without success. Even the PM wrote to the US president, he added.
He encouraged the Bangladeshis living in Canada and the US to stage demonstrations routinely in front of the two killers' residences.
The foreign minister laid emphasis on writing more research-oriented books with solid facts on the killing so that they can provide more documentary evidence.
His comments came a day before the National Mourning Day, which will be observed tomorrow.
On this day in 1975, the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with most of his family members was brutally assassinated.