Fugitive Bangabandhu murder trial convict Majed arrested

A specialised police unit overnight arrested one of the fugitive Bangabandhu Murder Trail convict, former military captain Abdul Majed, who was on the run to escape hangman’s noose, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said.“He has been arrested and has been sent to court for subsequent legal procedures,” Kamal told in brief comments confirming BSS about the development.
A police officer familiar with the incident said a team of their Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit arrested Majed in a predawn raid at Mirpur area responding to secret information about his presence at a house there.
He did not elaborate immediately Majed’s arrest who was one of the six absconding ex-army officers who were handed down capital punishment after trial in absentia.
Twelve ex-military officers were sentenced to death for the August 15, 1975 killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with most of his family members and five of them were executed by now while one died a natural death as he was on the run abroad.
Majed was one of the remaining fugitives believed to be hiding abroad with no confirmed whereabouts, reports agencies.