A senior army officer said in a statement on Friday night that trial of those who killed scores of army officers in the two-day BDR mutiny will be fast-tracked.
"The general amnesty announced by the prime minister does not mean that those who took part in killing, mutiny, arson and other heinous activities will be pardoned," lieutenant general Muhammad Abdul Mubin said.
Mubin read out from a written statement minutes before midnight and said he was clarifying "a few points at the instruction of the prime minister".
"Those who committed such barbaric and brutal acts cannot be pardoned and will not be pardoned," said Mubin, principal staff officer to the Armed Forces Division overseen by the prime minister herself.
"In order to ensure a speedy trial, the government will form a special tribunal and
In order to
ensure a speedy trial, the government will form a special tribunal and surely
give exemplary punishment (to those guilty)," the general said.