Tight security measures for Aug 15

In the backdrops of recent militant attacks across the country, law enforcers will beef up security in and around Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi on the occasion of National Mourning Day on August 15.

 “Though there has no specific report of threat by the intelligence, the law enforcers will remain vigilant and take all-out security measures to avert any untoward incident considering contemporary situation,” said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah today.

He was addressing a press briefing at Russel Square of Dhanmondi 32.

On the fateful night of August 15 in 1975, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated by a group of disgruntled army officers. Bangabandhu's wife Fazilatunnessa Mujib, sons Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell and daughters-in-law Sultana Kamal and Rosy Jamal were also killed in the bloodbath, one of the most heinous in the world's history.

Sixteen more people, all close to Sheikh Mujib, were shot dead.