Saturday, 16 Oct, 2021


Wanted to make Zia accused in Bangabandhu killing case: PM

Senior Correspondent   |
Update: 2021-09-16 17:49:52
Wanted to make Zia accused in Bangabandhu killing case: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said she had wanted to make Ziaur Rahman accused in the Bangabandhu killing case as he was no doubt involved in the massacre.

The premier told Parliament: “There’s no doubt that he was involved in the 1975 carnage. I wanted to make him an accused, but then home secretary Rezaul Hayat once said dead persons cannot be made any accused. But his name (Zia’s name) should have been there as an accused (in the case).”

She was delivering her valedictory speech in the 14th session of the 11th parliament.

Sheikh Hasina said Bangabandhu’s killers Farooq and Rashid in their interviews with the BBC had said Zia was involved in the conspiracy. 

"It was also stated in the books of Anthony Mascarenhas and Lawrence Lifschultz. So, how can they (BNP) deny it?” the PM questioned.

BDST: 1750 HRS, SEP 16, 2021

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