MUJIB KILLERS, WAR CRIMINALS: JS resolves to confiscate properties

Staff Correspondent

The Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday adopted a resolution for the confiscation of the movable and immovable properties of killers of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and convicted war criminals.
The parliament, with deputy speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah in the chair, unanimously passed a motion for resolution moved by ruling Awami League law maker from reserved seat Fazilatun Nessa Bappy by a voice vote.
Ten 10 lawmakers – Nurjahan Begum, Kamrul Layla Joly, Navana Akhter, Moslem Uddin, Abdul Matin, Golam Dastagir Gazi, Manirul Islam, Sanjida Khanam, AKM Rahmat Ullah and Shamsul Haque Bhuiyan – supported the private member’s motion moved by Fazilatun Nessa.
Law minister Anisul Huq told parliament that the killers of Sheikh Mujib had no right to possess any moveable and immovable assets and properties in the country.
‘The government has already taken a move to confiscate the assets and properties of the fugitive killers of Bangabandhu,; he said.
The minister, however, cited a legal barrier to the confiscation of the wealth of people hanged. ‘The rights of wealth of those, who have been hanged, have already been transferred to the successors and we will need legal ground to confiscate their properties,’ he said.
About the confiscation of wealth of convicted war criminals, Anisul said that the principle was settled and added, ‘Those who had killed the father of the nation, do not have right to possess wealth, similarly, the convicted war criminals, who had killed 30 lakh people, have no right to possess the wealth in the country.’
The government has taken a move to enact a law for the confiscation of the wealth of the convicted war criminals and a bill will be placed in parliament soon, he said.

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