Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm by foundation /
- Upon release from the prison on 28 January 1968, Sheikh Mujib was arrested at the Jail-gate by the Pakistani army and taken to the Cantonment in Kurmitola, Dhaka. He was kept in confinement in the officers’ mess of the Punjab Regiment in the Cantonment. For over six months there was no news of Sheikh Mujib. His family, colleagues and lawyer were kept in the dark regarding his whereabouts. Sedition charges were brought against Bangabandhu by the Pakistani regime. A special tribunal was formed on 21 April 1968 to hear the sedition charges against Sheikh Mujib and three CSP, and thirty one army officers.
- The trial started on 18 January on the case known as Sheikh Mujib and others. The case became most commonly known as the “Agartola Conspiracy Case”. The case against Sheikh Mujib collapsed and General Ayub Khan was compelled to withdraw the case and unconditionally release Sheikh Mujib and other prisoners on 22 February 1969. Upon his release from the prison he was given the title of Bangabandhu in a public meeting at Ramna Racecourse (Suhrawardy Uddan).