Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya yesterday claimed that none of his family members have any link with the accused in the case filed for the abduction and murder of seven persons in Narayanganj.
He came up with the statement following media reports on his son Dipu Chowdhury and his son-in-law Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, Rab-11 commanding officer dismissed three days ago, having alleged links with the crimes.
Neither Dipu nor Tareque is accused in the case.
The six accused in the case are Nur Hossain, Haji Yasin, Iqbal Hossain, Hasmat Ali Hashu, Aminul Islam Raju and Anwar.
In the statement, on the minister's official letterhead, Maya said the media reports linking his family to the seven-murder “saddened” him and “defamed” his family.
“I believe that the truth will definitely come out through investigation. But I would like to state boldly that none of my family had ever been linked or involved in any business dealings, connection or communications with any of the accused in the murder case,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, Awami League Advisory Council Member Suranjit Sengupta yesterday at the Institution of Diploma Engineers said the prime minister has taken a firm stance on the issue and those responsible, irrespective of their party affiliation and influence, would not be spared.