a false case infamously known as the Agartala Conspiracy Case was filed and 35 Bangalee civil and military officers were accused of treason and conspiracy. February Revisiting the Agartala Conspiracy Case. Syed Badrul Ahsan celebrates the anniversary of the withdrawal of the notorious case. FORTY years after June , the Agartala Conspiracy Case instituted by the government of Pakistan against Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur.

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Revisiting the Agartala Conspiracy Case.

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And boomerang it did. Significantly, a number of DAC politicians, too, defended the parole idea, arguing that the issue of dropping of the Agartala Case and an unconditional freeing of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman could be thrashed out at the RTC in Rawalpindi. Late Said — Fakrul Alam.

Bangladesh to play Thailand on Sunday. The case was thus called Agartala Conspiracy Case. Mujib remained a prisoner that day. Inu Caes elected MP in landslide victory Kamal rejects ‘farcical’ election, demands fresh polls under neutral govt.

But as the days and weeks stretched into months, it became obvious that the case was collapsing. The accused were kept away from their families between the time of their arrests and the day the trial commenced inside a small room in the cantonment. Among those meting agartaala such treatment were a good number of Bengalis in the Pakistan military, especially in its intelligence services.

He was assisted in conducting legal proceedings in the special tribunal by Abdus Salam Khan, Ataur Rahman Khan, and others.

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Colonel Mustafizur Rahman, who years later served as foreign minister and then as home minister in the Bangladesh governments of General Ziaur Conspirqcy and Khaleda Zia respectively, would deny that he had been responsible for cruel treatment to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in military custody. The hearing became for Mujib an opportunity to publicise the Awami League demands.


Has regime change boomeranged? Leaders Bangladesh Military M. He is survived by wife two sons, two daughters and a host of well-wishers and relatives to mourn his death.

He and others were arrested on 9 Mayand were subsequently released, only to be arrested later. Dhaka, Feb 23 bdnews Once the regime added Mujib’s name to the list, terming him accused number one in the conspiracy case, the Awami League leader, then aged forty-eight, was moved to a maximum security cell inside the cantonment in Dhaka. The Agartala Conspiracy Case President Ayub Khan hatched a nefarious plan of quelling the growing movement for the 6-point programme.

On the following day 23 Februarya grand public reception was accorded to the accused at Paltan Maidan in Dhaka where Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was vested with the agqrtala of ‘Bangabandhu’.

The incarcerated Bengali leader tried drawing the journalist’s attention to him. The Agartala Conspiracy Case. Party atmosphere set to sweep across major cities in Asia and other continents as the clock ticks past midnight. The Agartala Case was a testing ground for Pakistan.

‘Agartala conspiracy case was not false’

And thus arose the man Bengalis would thenceforth call Bangabandhu. It was during this time that an officer of the East Bengal RegimentRauf ur Rahman, who was in league with the conspirators made an attempt on Alam’s life.

Updated December 30, Pressure on the press A government-controlled body to run the affairs of newspapers is not in sync with the modern concepts of rule. The general assumption was that the regime had embarked on a program to discredit the growing Bengali demand for regional autonomy through bringing some senior Bengali officers of the Pakistan civil service, as well as elements of the armed forces, into disrepute. They were released, only to be arrested again under martial law regulations and were taken to Dhaka Cantonment under military custody.


This popular hostility forced Aub Khan to withdraw the case and convene a Round Table Conference which Sheikh Mujib triumphantly attended but walked out of when his Six-Point demands were ignored. Pakistani intelligence constantly tailed him, and at one point held out clear, subtle threats to him.

The political party landscape remains wracked with judicial complications and ongoing accountability pressures. The government was bent on identifying Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as a seperatist and an Indian agent ahartala arousing public support against him.

Ayub Khan’s goal was a snuffing out of Bengali political aspirations. Reports later emerged of a number of the accused, including the CSP officers implicated in the case, being subjected to vicious treatment in military confinement.

And he had been in prison since May 8, when, moments after addressing a rally drumming up support for the Six Points in Narayanganj, he was carted off to Dhaka Central Jail.

Agartala Conspiracy Case – Wikipedia

The existence of a conspiracy between Mujib and India for the secession of East Pakistan has not been proven [6] but it is now known that Mujib did secretly meet Indian officials in Agartala in July and there were secret meetings between the Awami League and Indian Government representatives after the war. Privacy policy About Banglapedia Disclaimers Agartqla in.

This page was last modified on 15 Csseat Sometime after 9 pm on the same day, Zahurul Haq died of his wounds.