Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday said the government continued its efforts to bring back two of the fugitive killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during the ‘Mujib Borsho’.
He made the remarks while addressing a programme at the Jatiya Press Club marking the National Mourning Day.
The minister said the government wants to bring back Noor Chowdhury and Rashed Chowdhury during the ‘Mujib Borsho’.
He also urged Bangladeshi expatriates to play a role in bringing back the fugitive convicts of the August 21 grenade attack cases.
About coronavirus vaccine, Dr Momen said the government has engaged its all efforts get vaccine.
Five of the convicted killers of Bangabandhu have been hiding in different countries.
They are former Lt Col Khandaker Abdur Rashid, SHBM Noor Chowdhury, Shariful Haque Dalim, Rashed Chowdhury and Risaldar Moslehuddin.
Of them, the government knows the whereabouts of Noor Chowdhury and Rashed Chowdhury while it is not sure about the other three fugitives -- Rashid, Dalim and Moslehuddin.
According to the government, Noor Chowdhury has been living in Canada while Rashed Chowdhury in the USA.
On November 19, 2009, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld the death penalty of 12 convicted former army officials for the assassination of Bangabandhu and his family members.
Of them, five killers of Bangabandhu – Syed Farooq Rahman, Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Bazlul Huda, AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed and Mohiuddin Ahmed – were hanged in January 2010.
Captain (dismissed) Abdul Majed was hanged on April 12 last while another killer Aziz Pasha met natural death in Zimbabwe in 2001.