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Punishment of Past Caretaker Government Chief Fakhruddin and Moeen recommended by MPs in Bangladesh

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By Shafiqul Islam Jibon
Posted Feb 4, 2012 in Politics
A report, recommending the punitive actions against chief adviser of the post-1/11, 2007 interim government Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed and immediate-past army chief General Moeen U Ahmed for the incident of Dhaka University mayhem, will be placed in 12th session of the Parliament in Bangladesh.
Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education Ministry Rashed Khan Menon will placed the report to JS, a parliamentary secretariat source said.
The source said the 29-page report recommended thirteen recommendations and forty-two other matters.
On August 19 in 2010, the incumbent government formed a four-member parliamentary subcommittee, headed by Rashed Khan Menon MP, also chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on education ministry to investigate the incidents of violence and the aftermath.
The panel recommended punishment for former home affairs adviser Major-General (retd) MA Matin, two former DGFI Directors—Major-General (retd) ATM Amin and Brig-General (retd) Chowdhury Fazlul Bari--Col Shamsul Alam Khan of DGFI, former IG of police Nur Mohammad and Major Quamrul for their alleged complicity in the incident.
Firstly, the panel recommended punishment as per ‘Criminal Procedure Code’ and then mentioned the ‘existing law’.
Besides, the lawmakers recommended amendment to the existing warrant of precedence for giving higher ranks to lawmakers above army officers.
Earlier on September 13, the committee took testimony from former Army Chief General Moeen U Ahmed through teleconference over the incident.
On June 4, Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed through an e-mail claimed that he knew nothing about the atrocities of law-enforcing agencies on Dhaka University students during the campus unrest in August 2007.
On August 20 in 2007, a clash between army personnel and students of Dhaka University took place during a football match at the Dhaka University playground and it sent in waves of unrest across the country.
Later, following the fighting, four teachers of Dhaka University and six of Rajshahi University were jailed and allegedly tortured under custody.

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