Bangabandhu’s killers’ assets being seized

PV Desk : The government has initiated the process to confiscate assets of those convicted of the 1975 assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the home minister told parliament.

Asaduzzaman Khan, however, did not elaborate what specific measures have been taken during the question-and-answer session on Thursday.

“We have taken necessary measures to confiscate the assets and freeze the bank accounts of the killers of the founding father,” the minister said in reply to a question from ruling MP from Natore Shafiqul Islam Shimul.

The home minister said that the government had appointed lawyers in the US and Canada to extradite the fugitive convicts and have forwarded their details to Interpol and all major airports across the world.

In September of last year, the parliament passed the motion to confiscate all assets of those convicted of the assassination and 1971 war crimes.

Four years after Bangladesh’s independence , its architect Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated alongside most of his family members on Aug 15, 1975, by a group of army officers at his residence in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi.