Law enforcers today seized a car from a glass factory owned by an in-law of ruling Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman at Siddhirganj in Narayanganj, suspecting that it was used in the abduction and killing of city panel mayor Nazrul Islam.
Officials of the factory told The Daily Star that Nuruzzaman alias Joj Mia, younger brother of Nur Hossain who is main accused in the killing, owns the car.
Red wine-coloured, the car (Dhaka Metro-Ga 29-8862) was found locked inside the compound of JMS Glass Industries Ltd. at Shimrail, our correspondent reports from the spot.
Not only the doors, all the four wheels were also found locked.
Shamsuddin Ahmed, an uncle-in-law of Shamim Osman, is the managing director and one of the eight owners of the factory, Abdul Awal, general manager of the factory, told The Daily Star.
Faruq, a member of Detective Branch who did not reveal his full name, told The Daily Star that they raided the factory around 11:30am on a tip-off.
A police wrecker toed the car as evidence in the investigation of the sensational killing.
Saying that the car belongs to Nuruzzaman, he said: "They used to leave the car here in the factory often and take it back later."
Nazrul, Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) councillor and panel mayor, senior lawyer Chandan Sarkar and his five aides were abducted in broad daylight from the city's court area on April 27. Their bodies were found floating in the Shitalakkhya river on Wednesday and Thursday.
The family of Nazrul accused Nur Hossain, an NCC councillor and vice president of Siddhirganj thana unit of Awami League, for the abduction and killing.
Police only moved to raid Nur Hossain's house at Shimrail yesterday. They could not arrest either the prime accused or any of his family members from the house.
They seized a microbus from there.