In 1998 Abdul Majed was sentenced in absentia to death along with a dozen other army officers over the murders of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and members of his family. Majed who is believed to have fled to India in 1996, returned to Bangladesh last month.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is widely expected to win a record fourth term in a vote that is dominated by opposition claims that they have been shackled by a government clampdown.
Bangladesh has also ordered the shutdown of high-speed mobile internet services ahead of this weekend's national election, local media reports, while the US and UN have expressed concerns over the looming polls.
Weeks before crucial elections, senior military officers voice uncharacteristic support for the governing Awami League despite a history of tense relations.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim laid a floral wreath at the National Martyrs' Memorial and inaugurated a cancer unit at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital constructed by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2022 TRT World.