In an effort to prevent the main accused in the Narayanganj councillor Nazrul murder from escaping, the home ministry today issued a red alert at the Benapole border.
Immigration police, Boarder Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) members and the port police station have been asked to remain alert so that the accused, a local Awami League leader names Nur Hossain, cannot manage to flee to India, reports our Benapole correspondent, quoting law enforcing officials.
“Receiving a letter from the home ministry, we have been vigilant to prevent the criminals from crossing the border,” said Jahangir Alam, officer-in-charge of Benapole check post immigration police.
Lt Col Matiur Rahman, commanding officer of 26 BGB confirmed the matter.
Apurba Hasan, officer-in-charge of Benapole port police said that monitoring has been intensified at the border areas.
Police have yet to arrest Nur Hossain, also vice-president of Siddhirganj Awami League, and five others accused in the case filed by Nazrul's wife Selina Islam.
Law enforcers yesterday seized a car of Nur Hossain’s brother Nuruzzaman, suspecting it was used in the abduction and the killing. Prior to that on Saturday, police raided Nur sain's house at Shimrail and seized a microbus and detained 11 people from there.
Narayanganj panel mayor and ward councillor Nazrul and his four aides, and senior lawyer Chandan Sarker and his driver were abducted separately on April 27 around the same time after they came out of the court area in two cars.
Six bodies were found floating in the Shitalakkhya river three days later and another the next day.