Dhaka, Friday, 24 March 2017

National tribute in memory of Pilkhana victims

2016-02-25 12:16:18
National tribute in memory of Pilkhana victims

The nation is paying tribute to the army officials killed by disgruntled border guards at their Pilkhana headquarters seven years back on this day.

President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, former army chief HM Ershad, Interior Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and three chiefs paid tribute.

Thursday at 9 am at Banani graveyard wreaths at the grave at first President Abdul Hamid and then Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid their tributes to the victims. Then other people paid their tribute one by one.

After placing the wreaths 1-minute silence was observed in tribute. Then they prayed for eternal peace of their souls.

Seventy four people, including 57 senior and mid-ranking army officials, were massacred in the BDR mutiny on February 25-26 in 2009 at the Pilkhana headquarters of the paramilitary force that has been renamed Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).

The High Court is likely to finish hearing the death reference and appeals in BDR carnage case in May this year, as it has already completed majority of their proceedings in the last 190 working days.

After the verdict, it may take some time for writing and releasing the full verdict and then both the state and defence may move appeals before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, if they want to.

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