Nazmul Hossain Ansar

Nazmul Hossain Ansar is a Bangladesh Army officer and convicted for the 1975 Jail Killing of four national leaders of Bangladesh following the Assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the President of Bangladesh.[1] He is wanted by Bangladesh and is currently residing in Canada.[2]


Ansar was involved in the 15 August 1975 Bangladesh coup d'état that killed Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and removed his government from power. He helped form the post-coup government led by Khanadaker Moshtaque Ahmed.[3]

After the coup, Ansar was appointed third secretary at the Bangladesh High Commission in Canada. He was also promoted to the rank of captain.[4]

The government of Bangladesh requested his extradition in 1998 from Canada.[5]

In 1 May 2010, Ansar was acquitted in the case over the Assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.[6][7]

On 5 May 2001, Ansar and 18 other army officers were charged in the death of 13 civilians who were killed by artillery shelling used during the 15 August 1975 Bangladesh coup d'état.[8]

On 21 October 2004, a Dhaka Court sentenced Ansar to life in imprisonment for the killing of former Minister of Home Affairs Abul Hasnat Muhammad Qamaruzzaman, former Prime Minister of Bangladesh Muhammad Mansur Ali, Former Vice President of Bangladesh Syed Nazrul Islam, and Former Prime Minister of Bangladesh Tajuddin Ahmed.[9] The four national leaders were imprisoned after the Assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the 15 August 1975 Bangladesh coup d'état.[10][11]

Ansar is currently living in Canada with the government of Bangladesh trying to extradite him.[12]


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  7. ^ Canada, Immigration and Refugee Board of (2002-02-27). "Update to BGD36542.E of 2 February 2001 and BGD33052.E of 2 November 1999: Status of the appeals of the convicted assassins of former prime minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (2001-2002) [BGD38467.E]". Retrieved 2021-02-09.
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  9. ^ "BD court sentences 3 to death in AL leaders' murder case". DAWN.COM. 2004-10-21. Retrieved 2021-02-09.
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  11. ^ "Muslem to die; Farook, Shahriar, Huda, Mohiuddin acquitted". The Daily Star. 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2021-02-09.
  12. ^ "All efforts on to bring back Jail killers". Daily Sun. Retrieved 2021-02-09.