Dhaka, Aug. 24 -- Noted Journalist Zayadul Ahsan Pintu, who made extensive research on post-1975 killing of the armed forces members, has said General Ziaur Rahman forced the then tribunal judges to read the pre-written judgment of capital punishment signed by him.

Following the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15 in 1975, General Zia, founder of BNP, became the army chief and then took over power and became the President of Bangladesh.

Drawing on his research, Pintu said Zia had unleashed a killing spree in the armed forces during his time aiming to purge of the freedom fighters in the force.

He was speaking at a special discussion on the 'locked chapter of history -1975-1996' organised by the Center for Re...