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4 firearms seized from Nur's bus

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This Star photo taken on May 9 shows policemen displaying seized Phensedyl, foreign liquor and sharp weapons raiding Shimrail Truck Stand in Narayanganj. The contraband substances were recovered from the shops of Nur Hossain, prime accused in the Narayanganj seven-murder case.
This Star photo taken on May 9 shows policemen displaying seized Phensedyl, foreign liquor and sharp weapons raiding Shimrail Truck Stand in Narayanganj. The contraband substances were recovered from the shops of Nur Hossain, prime accused in the Narayanganj seven-murder case.

Police seized four firearms and seven bullets from a bus of ABS Paribahan owned by Nur Hossain, the prime accused of Narayanganj seven-murder.

Acting on a tip-off, police recovered three revolvers, one pistol, seven bullets and some sharp weapons under a seat of a bus parked at Tekpara in Shimrail around 1:00am, said Mohammad Alauddin, officer-in-charge of Siddhirganj Police Station.

Nur Hossain
Nur Hossain

One of the revolvers was loaded with two bullets, reports our Narayanganj correspondent quoting the OC.

The bus service of ABS Paribahan remained suspended since Nur went into hiding after the bodies of seven people including Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam were recovered from Sitalakkhya river on April 30 and May 1.

On May 9, police in a drive seized 3,000 bottles of Phensedyl, 37 cans of beer, nine bottles of foreign liquor and five sharp weapons raiding several of Nur’s storehouses.

Nur was the vice-president of Siddhirganj Awami League unit but the party expelled him on May 11 for his alleged link with the abductions and killings.

On April 27, seven people -- Nazrul Islam and his four associates and Chandan Sarker and his driver -- were kidnapped separately, but around the same time from the Dhaka-Narayanganj link road.

Six bodies were found in the Shitalakkhya river three days later and another the next day.

 

Published: 12:40 pm Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Last modified: 9:19 pm Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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