BNP delegation pays homage to Pilkhana martyrs
25 February 2015,Nirapad News: A BNP delegation on Wednesday paid homage to the BDR men martyred in the Pilkhana BDR carnage in 2009.
The delegation, led by Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman, placed wreaths at their graves at Banani Graveyard around 11 am, marking the 6th anniversary of the Pilkhana tragedy.
While talking to reporters, Mahbubur Rahman demanded the government conduct a fair investigation into the heinous incident so that innocent people are not punished.
He also urged the government to make the trial process transparent.
A total of 74 people, including 57 army officials, were killed in Pilkhana massacre during February 25-26 in 2009. Two cases were filed with Lalbagh police station in connection with the horrendous incident.
On November 5, 2013, a Dhaka court awarded death sentence to 152 people, life term imprisonment to 161, including former MP of BNP Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu and local Awami League leader Torab Ali, and 262 different terms imprisonment.