Bangladeshis arrested

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The Independent Online
BANGLADESH POLICE arrested three opposition leaders on yesterday for their alleged involvement in the killings of four jailed government leaders 23 years ago, the families of those detained said.

The four government leaders were shot dead by unidentified gunmen on 3 November 1975 in Dhaka jail, where they had been interned following a coup on 15 August that year.

One of the arrested was legislator KM Obaidur Rahman, a leader of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The two others were Nurul Islam Manjur of the BNP and Shah Moazzem Hossain, a former deputy prime minister and leader of the smaller faction of the opposition Jatiya party, their families said.