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General Mustafizur Rahman


General Mustafizur RahmanMustafizur Rahman is a Bangladeshi Army officer who served as the Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army from 24 December 1997 – 23 December 2000.

Mustafizur Rahman was born in Rangpur,East Pakistan.

He fought in Bangladesh Liberation War and was awarded Bir Protik by the Government of Bangladesh. He was wounded in action on November 1971. He would serve General officer commanding of an infantry 19th Division (Mymensingh) and principal staff officer of Bangladesh army. He served as the Army chief of Bangladesh from December 1997 to December 2000.[1] In 2004 the Bangladesh Nationalist party government tried to demote him post retirement from General to Lieutenant General and accused that his promotion was a result of his undue influence on the previous Bangladesh Awami League government. Bangladesh High Court nullified the government order.

He was one of the accused in a corruption case regarding the procurement of MiG-29 for Bangladesh Air Force along with along with other government officials including Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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