15th August: Darkest Chapter Of History

15th August is the day of national mourning. It’s a day when all beings of whole Bengal, even the nature drop tears. Because, this day of August, back in 1975 it seemed like this rainy August and brutal bloodshed of Bangabandhu were the representation of the weeping of the sky itself crying out of extreme grievance.

Following is the chronology of the protracted legal process of Bangladesh’s founder Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s assassination:

August 15, 1975 - Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is killed along with most of his family members in a predawn putsch, which also topples the post independence Awami League government.

Bongobondhu Murder Case

- Bangladesh Supreme Court

In the early dawn of 15th August, 1975 the then president and the founding father of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh , Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the members of his family, excepting two daughters, in the official residence of the then President at Road No. 3, Dhanmondi R/A, were killed.

The Killers of Bongobondhu

Colonel (was Major in August 1975) Syed Faruque Rahman, Abdur Rashid, Sharful Haque (Dalim), Raju Ahmed and A.K.M. Raju Ahmed, all majors in the Bangladesh Army and veterans of Bangladesh Forces. With cue from certain foreign intelligence, they planned to topple the government and establish a military government of their own. Khondaker Mostaq Ahmed, an Awami League cabinet minister under the Mujibur regime, agreed to take over the Presidency. Over the years many paint of alternative pictures of different conspiracies, implicating Mustaque and CIA as participants. It is alleged that the chief of the army staff Major General K M Shafiullah and Defence Intelligence Agency DGFI Air Vice Marshall Aminul Islam Khan were aware of the conspiracy.

Confession of the killers of Bongobondhu

The assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Bangabandhu) occurred on August 15, 1975. Mujibur Rahman was killed with most of his family members by a tiny group with powerful guns. He led a very simple life in his own house with a minimum level of security.