Indian police arrest Nur Hossain (c), the prime accused of Narayanganj seven murders, along with his two "accomplices" at an apartment in Koikhali area of Kolkata, India. Photo: Courtesy
A day into his arrest by Kolkata police, an Indian court today placed Nur Hossain, the prime suspect in Narayanganj seven murders, and his two associates on an eight-day remand, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo.
The judge of Second Judicial District Court Chief in Barasat of West Bengal passed the order after police filed a case against them with Baguiati Police Station on charge of infiltration, gambling and possessing firearms, according to the daily.
An anti-terrorism squad of Kolkata police arrested Nur Hossain and his two aides -- Zahidul Zaman and Selim Bidhan – at Indraprastha apartment complex in Koikhali area around 9:30pm yesterday.
Law enforcers also recovered a firearm, several mobile SIM cards, and a laptop during the raid.
The court came up with the remand order when police produced Nur Hossain and his two aides before the court around 12:30pm (Indian local time).
Awami League leader Nur Hossain allegedly fled the country around two days after the abduction of the seven people including Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam and senior lawyer Chandan Sarkar, on April 27.
Three days later, six bodies were found floating in the Shitalakkhya. The other body was recovered from the river the following day.
Nur Hossain has been made prime accused in the case filed by Nazrul’s wife Selina Islam in connection with the abduction and killing.