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Key suspect of BDR rebellion admits his role in rebellion

world Updated: Jun 06, 2009 20:42 IST

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BDR official Touhid Alam, who was arrested for his links to the bloody mutiny in the border guards, on Saturday admitted his involvement in the worst-ever massacre of army officers in the Bangladesh.

Alam, a Deputy Assistant Director of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), is suspected to have played a key role in leading the rebel soldiers.

A junior BDR officer who was promoted to his current position from a ordinary soldier, Alam had led a delegation of rebel soldiers in talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to obtain a general amnesty for the mutineers on February 25.

"He (Alam) has given a confessional statement before Metropolitan Magistrate Emdadul Haque this evening," a court official told PTI.

Alam was arrested immediately after the security forces took control of BDR's Pilkhana headquarters. He was earlier interrogated for seven days in custody and was again placed under another seven days of remand on May 21.

Bangladesh made public a report on the rebellion last month, which also named Alam as a leader of the rebels.

Alam's confession came days after a former opposition lawmaker was remanded to custody for five days by a court here for his suspected role in aiding rebel soldiers during the February 25-26 carnage.