AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, a retired army major and convicted killer of the country’s founding-president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was reportedly arrested in the United States on Tuesday.
Mohiuddin was tried in absentia and sentenced to death for his involvement in the assassination of Mujib in August, 1975.
US federal immigration agents arrested Mohiuddin from his Los Angeles home on Tuesday morning, the Associated Press reported quoting US immigration and customs enforcement spokeswoman, Lori Haley.
Mohiuddin entered the United States in 1996 on a visitor’s visa and was illegally staying there. He applied for staying in the US permanently but an immigration judge in 2002 ordered him to be deported.
An appeal court last month also rejected his bid to have his case reviewed and ordered him to return to Bangladesh to face the criminal charges.