New Delhi: The conspiracy of the 1995 Purulia arms drop case was hatched by members of office of the then Prime Minister of Bangladesh, an Indian daily reported on Wednesday.
“Two End User’s Certificates — mandatory for arms deals in the international market — issued by Bangladesh to Bulgarian suppliers were signed by this official, Mohammed Shubid Ali Bhuiyan, the then principal staff officer to Zia,” said reports published in leading daily Hindustan Times quoting documents accessed by it.
“One of the certificates signed by Bhuiyan said the arms will be used by the Bangladesh Army and will not be exported to any other country. But they landed up in Purulia,” the report added.
On December 17, 1995, arms were dropped in Purulia district in the state of West Bengal from an Antonov An-26 aircraft.
Although, CBI got some breakthrough in the case as it submitted the two certificates as part of its evidence to the Kolkata High Court, but nothing came out in open.
Despite the arrest of British national Peter Bleach and several others and convictions, the case still remains unsolved for the last 14 years.