Dhaka, August 11: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Thursday said that Risaldar Moslehuddin, a fugitive killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is hiding in Germany.
“We have learnt that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s fugitive killer Moslehddin is now residing in Germany. But we are yet to know exactly where he is living in Germany,” the home minister told it while talking to media.
The minister said the nation is going to observe the 41st Nationa Mourning Day on August 15. Bangladeshis living in Germany saw Moslehuddin there. The government has been making diplomatic and legal efforts to bring six fugitive, out of 12 killers of Bangabandhu, back to the country, he said.
Five of the 12 convicted killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were executed at Dhaka Central Jail in January 2010.
Another convict, Aziz Pasha, died in Zimbabwe in 2002.
The six absconding killers are Lt Col (dismissed) Khandaker Abdur Rashid, Lt Col (relieved) Shariful Haque Dalim, Lt Col (Retd) SHMB Noor Chowdhury, Lt Col (Retd) AM Rashed Chowdhury, Capt Abdul Mazed and Risalder Moslehuddin.
Asaduzzaman Khan said: “I’ve learnt that three of the fugitive convicts of Bangabandhu murder case–Lt Col (Retd) SHMB Noor Chowdhury lives in Canada, Rashed Chowdhury in the USA and Risaldar Moslehuddin Khan in Germany.”
The Home Minister said diplomatic and legal efforts have already been taken to bring them back from the USA and Canada. Counsels have been appointed in this regard.
He said it could not be known where they were hiding in those countries. However, security and intelligence activities have been strengthened to be ensured their locations.
IGP AKM Shahidul Huque told BSS that photographs of Moslehuddin have been sent to Interpol to identify him and bring him back to the country.
He said Interpol wanted to know more information for locating the killers of Bangabandhu.
The IGP said arrest warrants have been issued against the fugitive killers through Interpol.