Bangladesh instructs missions abroad to confirm 1975 killers’ suspected locations

Bangladesh has instructed its missions abroad to confirm fugitive August 15 carnage assassins’ locations in countries where are presumed to have hidden, in line with primary intelligence reports.

“Particular Bangladesh missions abroad, where they (fugitives) are assumed to be hiding, have been asked to keep close contacts with security and intelligence agencies of the host countries to track them down on the basis of our lead information,” Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told BSS on Friday.

He added that letters were sent previously to all missions abroad as part of the campaign to hunt down the five fugitive killers.

A total of 12 sacked military officers were sentenced to death after a protracted trial process — six have been executed and one died a natural death abroad.

Three of the six executed assassins were brought back from three countries — Thailand, the United States and India — after their trial in absentia.

Bangladesh has so far confirmed the current location of two condemned killers — sacked lieutenant colonel SHMB Noor Chowdhury and sacked lieutenant colonel Rashed Chowdhury — in Canada and the United States.