DHAKA: Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud demanded formation of a commission for in-depth investigation into the Bangabandhu killing plot, terming it as a ‘demand of time’.
“The in-depth inquiry by an independent commission is very much indispensable to let the future generation to know about the killers, mastermind and others who had created the plot of the carnage,” he said.
The minister was speaking at a discussion on the National Mourning Day organized by ‘Muktijudder Chetonar Sangbadik Forum,’ a platform of pro-liberation journalists, at Jatiya Press Club here.
“Names of the Bangabandhu killers, masterminds and connivers should be unmasked for the new generation,” the minister said adding otherwise the new generation would remain in dark about the history.
He agreed with the speakers’ demand for formation of a commission to bring all the culprits of Bangabandhu murder to book saying people of the country want to know the real history behind the scene.
Dhaka University former Vice Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Kanak Kanti Barua, president of Institution of Engineers’ Bangladesh Abdus Sabur were present as discussants while senior journalist Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury was in the chair.
Former president of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul, BFUJ former general secretary Omar Faruque, Jatiya Press Club (JPC) general secretary Farida Yeasmin, Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) former general secretaries Azizul Islam Bhuiyan and Quddus Afrrad and DUJ acting president Mozammel Haque, addressed the discussion conducted by DUJ general secretary Sohel Haider Chowdhury.
BDST: 2157 HRS, AUG 18, 2019