Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday told parliament that the government engaged two law firms in the United States and Canada for bringing back fugitives condemned to death on charge of killing the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The government has engaged the law firms in the United States and Canada as part of legal procedure to bring back the fugitives, he said replying to a question from ruling Awami League lawmaker Shafiqul Islam Shimul
The government has also taken initiative to confiscate immovable properties and freeze bank accounts of the fugitive convicts, he added in his scripted answer that was tabled on the onset of day’s proceedings.
He said that the government formed a taskforce led by law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister on March 28, 2010 for bringing back the fugitive convicted killers to execute their death sentences.
Later the government after assuming power in 2014, reformed the taskforce, which met several times and made various decisions including identifying the fugitives’ location and involving the Interpol, he added.
Answering a question from AL lawmaker Begum Pinu Khan, the minister said that 649 on duty police members were killed and 3,968 were injured after 2009.
Of the deceased cops, 128 were killed in 2016, 126 in 2015, 102 in 2014 and 109 in 2013, he said.
He also said that three on duty Border Guard Bangladesh soldiers were killed and 20 sustained injuries since 2019.
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