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US Congressman worries over Bangabandhu killer Rashed’s stay in US

Published : 16 Sep 2023 09:57 PM

US Republican Congressman Anthony P. D'Esposito said he would ask the State Department and Homeland Security Department how Rashed Chowdhury, a death-row convict fugitive of Bangabandhu killing case, is staying in the USA.

“After returning to Capitol Hill, I will talk to my colleagues, State Department and Homeland Department. I will also ask how Rashed Chowdhury, a convicted in the Bangabandhu murder case is staying in the USA,” he said.     

Anthony, also a members of US Congress Committee on Homeland Security and chair of Emergency Management and Technology Affairs Sub-Committee, said these while addressing a view-exchange meeting in New York.

‘Friends of Bangladesh’ an organization of Bangladesh diaspora living in USA organized the meeting at a Long Island party hall Thursday, said a press release received here today.

The Congressman said, “I also get upset witnessing the tensions of Bangladeshi expats over fabricated and baseless propaganda against the situation of their motherland as many people of his constituency are Bangladeshi Americans.”

In the meeting, one of the organizers of ‘Friends of Bangladesh’ journalist Lablu Ansar raised the issue of fugitive convict Rashed Chowdhury.

Responding to the matter, the Congressman noted that former US President Donald Trump had asked his Attorney General Bill Barr to look into the matter.

As Trump lost the 2020 Presidential elections, there has been no development of the issue, he mentioned.

He urged the Bangladeshi Americans to provide him with necessary documents on Rashed Chowdhury issue.

Anthony said the US cannot be a safe haven for any major criminal or human right violator like Rashed Chowdhury.