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Ex-Rab officer Arif quizzed at jail gate

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From left: Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, SM Masud Rana and Maj Arif Hossain
From left: Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, SM Masud Rana and Maj Arif Hossain

A government-formed committee investigating the seven murders in Narayanganj today quizzed Maj (retd) Arif, one of the three sacked Rab officers, at the gate of Dhaka Central Jail.

The committee members led by Shahjahan Ali Molla, additional secretary of the public administration, went to the jail gate around 11:00am, Jail Superintendent Forman Ali told The Daily Star.

Seeking anonymity, a member of the committee told The Daily Star that they went there to interrogate the three sacked Rab officers but failed due to shortage of time.

"We have interrogated major Arif and the rest two will be quizzed tomorrow (Wednesday) for their alleged involvement in the sensational Narayanganj seven-murder," he said.

The three Rab officials -- Commanding Officer of Rab-11 Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, Maj Arif Hossain and Lt Commander SM Masud Rana -- were sent to forced retirement on May 6 after their alleged involvement with the abduction and killing of the seven people came to light.

On April 27, Narayanganj city mayor Nazrul Islam and his four aides and senior lawyer Chandan Sarker and his driver were kidnapped from the Dhaka-Narayanganj link road around the same time in broad daylight.

Six bodies, including that of Nazrul and Chandan, were found floating in the Shitalakkhya river on April 30, and another was found the following day.

The other victims are Swapan, Tajul Islam, Liton, Jahangir and Ibrahim.

The government formed the seven-member probe committee to investigate the abduction and killings in line with a High Court order.

This April 30 file photo shows one of the seven bodies found on the river Shitalakkhya in Narayanganj is being pulled towards the shore. The photo was partly pixelated.
This April 30 file photo shows one of the seven bodies found on the river Shitalakkhya in Narayanganj is being pulled towards the shore. The photo was partly pixelated.

 

Published: 1:38 pm Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Last modified: 9:51 pm Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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