Decision to strip state gallantry awards of 4 Bangabandhu killers finalised
Published: 11:24 AM, 2 June 2021 Updated: 08:09 PM, 2 June 2021
Nur Chowdhury, Major Shariful Haque Dalim, Rashed Chowdhury and Moslehuddin Khan. - File Photo
The decision to suspend freedom fighter gallantry awards of four convicted killers of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members has been finalised.
They are - Major Shariful Haque Dalim, Nur Chowdhury, Rashed Chowdhury and Moslehuddin Khan.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Hossain came up with the information on Wednesday morning.
Nur Chowdhury was given the gallantry award as Bir Bikram, Shariful Haque Dalim was given the title Bir Uttam, and Rashed Chowdhury and Moslehuddin Khan were given the honour of Bir Protik for their contribution during the Liberation War in 1971.
The then government had given the awards in 1973 and also issued a gazette notification to this effect on December 15 the same year.
According to the gazette notification, seven freedom fighters were given gallantry awards as Bir Shrestha, 68 were given the awards as Bir Uttam, 175 were given the awards as Bir Bikram and 426 were awarded as Bir Protik for their contribution in the Liberation War of Bangladesh.