Dhaka seeks Delhi’s help to nab Mujib killers

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Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) Bangladesh has sought New Delhi’s help to nab two of the six fugitive killers of its founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who was assassinated 35 years ago.

Home Minister Sahara Khatun, who made the request to Indian High Commissioner Rajeet Mitter, did not say when the fugitive killers visited India.

Mitter assured full cooperation, The Daily Star newspaper said Thursday.

‘One or two killers visited India and we just want cooperation of the country to arrest and extradite them to Bangladesh,’ the minister told the envoy here Wednesday.

Bangladesh media recently speculated that two of the fugitives had surfaced in India some time back.

Called Mujib, Rahman was killed along with most of his family members in a coup Aug 15, 1975.

A dozen former army officers were sentenced in a prolonged trial and five of them were hanged earlier this year. Of the seven others, one died and six are on the run.

The present government headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is Rahman’s eldest daughter, has sought the help of Interpol to track down the fugitives.

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