1977 Bogra mutiny

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1977 Bogra mutiny
Date30 September 1977
Status Defeat of the mutineers[1]
Bangladesh Bangladesh Army Mutineers from the 22nd Bengal Regiment

The 1977 Bogra mutiny was a mutiny in Bogra Cantonment, a military station near Bogra City in Bangladesh on 30 September 1977.[2]


Ziaur Rahman was the chief of Army Staff, he served as the Chief Martial Law Administrator after the Assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On 21 April 1977 President Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem resigned and Zia became president of Bangladesh.[3][4]

In July 1977, two months before the September uprising, the Bogra Cantonment had seen a mutiny which had led to the mutinous unit being disbanded. The cause behind that mutiny was resentment over an insufficient pay increase.[citation needed]


The mutiny took place in Bogra cantonment under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Zaman. The government of Bangladesh was preoccupied with Japan Airlines Flight 472 which was hijacked and had landed in Dhaka.[5] Enlisted men had killed their officers and there were reports of gunfire in Bogra town.[citation needed] The 22nd Regiment had mutinied. After the mutiny had failed, hundreds of soldiers were executed and buried in mass graves in Rajshahi.[6]


  1. ^ Chakrabarti, S. K. (1978). The Evolution of Politics in Bangladesh, 1947-1978. Associated. p. 251.
  2. ^ Rahman, Syedur (2010). Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh. Scarecrow Press. p. 55. ISBN 9780810874534.
  3. ^ Ahamed, Emajuddin. "Rahman, Shahid Ziaur". en.banglapedia.org. Banglapedia. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Ziaur Rahman president of Bangladesh". britannica.com. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  5. ^ Roy, Asish Kumar (2002). Praetorian politics in Bangladesh, 1975-1981. Progressive Publishers. pp. 78, 207. OCLC 491399557.
  6. ^ "Clandestine killings in the Bangladesh Army". Daily Observer. Retrieved 13 December 2016.