Tuesday, January 1, 2013
[chottala.com] Agartala Conspiracy Case and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Agartala Conspiracy Case and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Some historians/writers/concerned persons have wrote about it. In 2010, and on the anniversary of the withdrawal of Agartala conspiracy case a surviving conspirator and Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Colonel Shawkat Ali confessed to the parliament at a point of order that the charges read out to them were accurate, stating that they formed a Shangram Parishad under Sheikh Mujib for the secession of East Pakistan.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Secret Visit to Agartala:
He came only once and that was in 1963. Though the specifics of his meetings with Tripura Chief Minister Sachindra Lal Singha will never be known because both Singha and Mujib are long dead and gone, there is nodoubt that the "Bangabandhu" was testing the waters to secure Indian help for his cause.Satya Deb, a former Class IV staff of Smarajit Chakrabarty, the then Sub Divisional Officer of Khowai, West Tripura is among the three living men who had seen Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman during that secret trip to Tripura."It was if I correctly remember in November 1963-according to some it was cool November 3 afternoon-when Sheikh Mujib crossed over the border", said Arun Bhattacharjee, then a clerk at the SDO Khowai office."The way all involved maintained hush-hush and the alacrity in which the entire visit was handled it became clear to us that it was a top secret visit by Sheikh Mujib.It was after a series of discussions with Mujib, Tripura Chief Minister Sachindra Lal Singh accompanied by Chief Secretary B Raman flew to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Jawhar Lal Nehru."I met the Prime Minister personally as Chief Secretary stayed at the Foreign Secretary's office chamber. We discussed Indian helps for Mujib's movement.
"Ontoraler Sheikh Mujib" by Dr Kalidas Baidya (Swadhin Bongobhumi Movement leader), Kolkata, 2005 has the details of Mujib's connections with the Indian policy makers as early as 1950s.
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