BNP was behind BDR mutiny: Hasan Mahmud

Staff Correspondent

April 18th, 2024 | 03:44:53 PM

Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today alleged that BNP was involved in the conspiracy of staging the BDR mutiny to kill the country’s smart army officers in 2009.

“It is as clear as daylight that BNP lost its sense (after losing in polls in 2009) and they staged the BDR mutiny through conspiracy and our smart officers were killed," he told reporters at his residence while responding to a question.

Responding to BNP’s allegation that the then newly elected Awami League government was involved in the BDR mutiny, the minister questioned, “Can the government do such a thing after forming a government with huge mandate?” 

Many of those who were killed in the mutiny belonged to Awami League family, said Hasan Mahmud who is also an Awami League Joint General Secretary. 

On February 25, 2009, several hundred Bangladesh Rifles (now BGB) members staged an armed mutiny at the force's Pilkhana headquarters and killed 74 people, including 57 army officers.

Hasan Mahmud said, on that day, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia came out from her cantonment residence well ahead of the mutiny though she normally leaves bed late. 

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