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Bangabandhu’s self-confessed killer Abdul Majed arrested

Dhaka Captain Abdul Majed, a convicted killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was arrested early Tuesday, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said.

Majed was arrested from the capital’s Mirpur area, he said.

Masudur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said a team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) arrested Majed around 3:30am.

He was sent to jail by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge AM Julfikar Hayat.

On August 15, 1975, Bangladesh’s founding father Bangabandhu and most of his family members were assassinated by a cabal of military men.

Eighteen members of his family including Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, three sons — Captain Sheikh Kamal, Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal and 10-year-old Sheikh Russel, two daughters-in-law Sultana Kamal and Rosy Jamal, brother Sheikh Naser, peasant leader Abdur Rab Serniabat, youth leader Sheikh Fazlul Haq Moni and his wife Arzu Moni, Baby Serniabat, Sukanta Babu, Arif and Abdul Nayeem Khan Rintu, were, among others, killed on that fateful night.

Military Secretary Brigadier General Jamil was also killed. Several members of a family in the capital’s Mohammadpur area were also killed by artillery shells fired by the killers on the same day.

Five killers of Bangabandhu — Syed Farooq Rahman, Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Bazlul Huda, AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed and Mohiuddin Ahmed — were hanged in January 2010.

Another killer Aziz Pasha met the natural death in Zimbabwe in 2001.

On November 19, 2009, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld the death penalty of 12 convicted former army officers for the assassination of Bangabandhu and his family members.

The six fugitive killers are former Lt Col Khandaker Abdur Rashid, SHBM Noor Chowdhury, Shariful Haque Dalim, Rashed Chowdhury, former captain Abdul Majed and Risaldar Moslehuddin.

Of them, the government knew the whereabouts of SHBM Noor Chowdhury, Rashed Chowdhury and Risaldar Moslehuddin while was not sure about the other three fugitives — Khandaker Abdur Rashid, Shariful Haque Dalim and Abdul Majed.

Noor Chowdhury has been living in Canada while Rashed Chowdhury in the USA, said the government sources.