Khaleda biggest beneficiary of Zia killing: Hasan

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 17:59, Jul 13, 2019 | Updated : 18:01, Jul 13, 2019

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud speaks at a photo exhibition in Dhaka on Friday (Apr 19). PHOTO/Sazzad HossainBNP chief Khaleda Zia was the biggest beneficiary of the killing of her husband Ziaur Rahman, who founded the party, says the Awami League.
“It should be looked into whether BNP’s top leaders were involved in Zia killing or not. Tarique Rahman’s mother, Khaleda Zia, benefited the most from this killing,” it Publicity and Publication Secretary Hasan Mahmud was quoted by the BSS saying on Saturday (Jul 13).
His remarks came while speaking at a discussion organised by pro-Awami League Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote.
Hasan, who also serves as the information minister, said after the killing of Ziaur Rahman, his wife Khaled became chairperson of BNP and served as prime minister of the country twice.
“Why didn’t BNP try the killing of Ziaur Rahman? Khaleda Zia was premier twice. Why she did not file a case for the killing of Zia and did not run the case?” the state news agency quoted him saying.
The minister said Ziaur Rahman had killed hundreds of army officers without any trial. Trial of those killings should be held, he added.
Hasan underscored the need for a commission to unmask who was behind the scene perpetrators of the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, says the BSS report.
Coming down hard on BNP acting chief Tarique Rahman, he said: “If you want to be a politician, you should not be afraid of jail. You should remain prepared to be arrested. If you fear, you cannot be a politician.”