Big fishes were involved in Bangabandhu murder plotting: Chief Justice

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DHAKA, Aug 15, 2017 (BSS) – Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha today said many big fishes were involved in the conspiracy behind the killings of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on August 15 in 1975.

“We have clearly stated in our verdict that it was a criminal conspiracy and pre-planned plotting in which Bangabandhu and most of his family members were murdered,” he said while addressing the blood donation programme organised by Supreme Court marking the National Mourning Day.

The chief justice said the goal of the conspirators was to eliminate the entire family of Bangabandhu, but faults in probe failed to bring the big plotters of the barbaric killings to justice.

He said the killings were also part of a planned conspiracy against the whole country, which eventually became evident in the indemnity ordinance issued only in one and a half month of the killings.

“Many tend to term that incident as a mutiny by some deranged army officials,” Sinha said with a strong observation that in reality it was a cowardly crime and a pre-planned conspiracy against the state.

He said the ways of the trial for the cowardly crime and conspiracy against the country were stopped by promulgating the indemnity ordinance.

Recalling the heartbreaking August 15 killings, the chief justice said Bangabandhu might have had enemies, but the other members of his family were also killed as the murder plot was to eliminate the whole family of the father of the nation.

The chief justice said he had come back from Singapore in midway of his cancer treatment to take part in the trial proceedings of the Bangabandhu murder case.

Addressing the same occasion, Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, senior most judge of the Appellate Division, said there is no scope of confusion that Bangabandhu is the Father of the Nation.

“It was for him that this country was liberated. It was because of him that I became the senior judge of the Appellate Division,” Justice Wahhab Miah said.

He said if the country would not be liberated, we could hardly be a High Court judge when becoming chief justice or Appellate Division judge would have been beyond our imagination.

Justice Md. Khasruzzaman of High Court Division and a good number of staffs and officials donated blood at the programme organised with assistance from transfusion medicine department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

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