Five detained killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were executed at Dhaka Central Jail shortly after Wednesday midnight.
Mohiuddin Ahmed (artillery) was first to be executed at 12:05am and then four others walked to the gallows one after another.
Four others are Maj (retd) Bazlul Huda, Lt Col (retd) Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Syed Farooq Rahman and Maj (retd) AKM Mohiuddin (lancer).
Sources of the news however could not be confirmed.
Tight security measures have been taken in and around Dhaka Central Jail over the executions. A large number of law enforcement agency members including RAB and police were deployed.
Some senior officials including Deputy Commissioner Zillur Rahman and Additional Deputy Commissioner Amitav Sarker were present during the executions. They entered the jail one hour before midnight.
Witnesses said five coffins were brought to the jail to carry the bodies.
Five hangmen --Sanwar, Hafiz, Faruq, Shahajahan and Raju-- performed the executions.
Jail authority will handover the bodies to the families after medical and legal formalities, sources said.