MP Anar murder: DB to seek Interpol’s help to bring back mastermind Shaheen

UNB || Shining BD

Published: 5/26/2024 9:23:37 AM

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police's (DMP) Detective Branch (DB) chief Md Harunor Rashid on Sunday said they will seek help from Interpol to bring back Akhtaruzzaman Shaheen, the fugitive “mastermind” of Jhenaidah-4 MP Anwarul Azim Anar murder.

He made the remark while talking to reporters at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday morning just before leaving the airport for Kolkata to investigate the murder case.

Harun, also additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said an application will be submitted through the inspector general of police for the repatriation of Shaheen, a childhood friend of the slain MP.

Detectives of Kolkata and Dhaka confirmed that Shaheen was the mastermind of the murder.

A DB team will first go to the murder scene in Kolkata and they will interrogate Jihad, who was arrested in India in connection with the murder, he said.

On Sunday morning, a three-member DB team left Dhaka and reached Kolkata around 11am to investigate the murder of MP Anar, one of the members of the team confirmed it to UNB.

The team, led by the DB chief, includes DB Wari Division Deputy Commissioner Md Abdul Ahad and Additional Deputy Commissioner Shahidur Rahman.

MP Anar went to Kolkata on May 11 for medical treatment and he remained untraced since May 14.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on May 22 said the MP was brutally killed at a flat in New Town, near Kolkata.

A case was filed on May 22 following the death of MP Anar.

A Dhaka court on Friday granted an eight-day remand to three accused arrested in connection with the murder.

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