Freedom fighter status of 52, including Bangabandhu’s killer, cancelled

Online desk, Outlookbangla.com

The government has cancelled the freedom fighter certificates of 52 people including Mosleh Uddin Khan — one of the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The Liberation War affairs ministry issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday following the recommendation of the 70th meeting of the National Freedom Fighters Council.

The ministry’s decision came as per the National Freedom Fighters Council Act 2002, more than seven months after the publication of the new list of freedom fighters.

As per the notification, Mosleh Uddin Khan, one of the killers of Bangabandhu is among the 52 people who were stripped of titles.

The notification has been made available on the ministry’s website.

On June 7, the government issued a notification cancelling the gazettes of 1,181 freedom fighters following the recommendation of the 66th meeting of the National Freedom Fighters Council.

On June 2, it formally included 1,256 more people in the list of freedom fighters after scrutinising around 150,000 applications following the decision of the meeting.

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