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7-murder

Bid on to save masterminds

Victims' family members and lawyers have expressed disappointment over the Rab's probe into the Narayanganj seven-murder, saying a move is on to save the masterminds. Though it's a positive sign that the Rapid Action Battalion finally has admitted its complicity, the architects of the gruesome murder are yet to be unmasked, said Sakhawat Hossain Khan, president of Naryanganj Bar Association, yesterday. The Rab is also trying to save some of its members, he alleged at a press conference. "The probe committee...

Narayanganj 7-murder: Ex-Rab man on fresh remand

Narayanganj 7-murder: Ex-Rab man on fresh remand

A Narayanganj court today granted a five-day fresh remand for Ruhul Amin, a former member of Rapid Action Battalion, in a case filed in connection with the seven murders. Senior Judicial Magistrate Chadni Rupam placed Ruhul Amin passed the remand order after police produced him before the court with a seven-day remand prayer. Ruhul Amin...

NARAYANGANJ 7-MURDER

Show-cause notice on jail authorities for Tareque’s absence

Show-cause notice on jail authorities for Tareque’s absence

A Narayanganj court today sought explanation from the prison authorities for failing to produce ex-Rab official Tareque Sayeed Mohammad during hearing of sensational seven-murder case. As part of a regular hearing that commenced this morning, 21 accused were produced before the court, reports our Narayanganj correspondent. As Tareque was absent during the hearing, Senior Judicial...

Traders disclose info on Narayanganj 7-murder

Traders disclose info on Narayanganj 7-murder

Two traders of jute goods in Narayanganj this afternoon gave judicial statements to a court over the abduction and killing of seven people in the district in late April. Abdul Matin and Shahjahan Saju of Adamjee Sona Mia Market area in Siddhirganj told the court about the persons who bought ropes and sacks from...

Five more Rab men held over 7-murder

A Narayanganj court yesterday placed five members of Rapid Action Battalion-11, arrested on Tuesday night, on an eight-day remand in connection with the sensational seven-murder in Narayanganj late in April. The five told the court that they had been forced to get involved in the abduction and killing by their superior officers -- Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, Maj Arif Hossain and Lt Commander MM Rana -- who had been arrested earlier, court sources said. The five Rab personnel were Lance...

2 Rab men testify on 7-murder

Two members of Rapid Action Battalion yesterday testified before a Narayanganj court in connection with the much-talked-about seven-murder case. They are Abdus Salam and Abdus Samad of Rab-11. The statements by the duo were recorded at the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Monwara Begum, said Advocate Sakhawat Hossain, president of Narayanganj Bar Association. This was the first time since the murders in April when any member of the Rab-11 testified in the case as witnesses, he added. The two Rab men yesterday...

CID can inquire, not investigate

The High Court yesterday turned down a government petition seeking orders not to involve the Criminal Investigation Department of police in the investigation into the Narayanganj seven-murder incident. However, the bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore slightly modified its earlier order saying that the CID will conduct inquiry into the gruesome abduction and murder of seven people in April this year. The same bench on May 5 had said, “In addition to the ongoing investigation, the...

Rab back on street patrolling

Rab back on street patrolling

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today started patrolling streets again to maintain the law and order across the country, including the capital. The elite force was also checking and searching suspected vehicles and people setting up check-posts at different strategic points. When contacted, Director (Media and Legal Wing) of Rab Headquarters Wing Commander Habibur...

NUR HOSSAIN'S ARREST

Waiting for India’s response: Minister

Waiting for India’s response: Minister

Bangladesh is waiting to have an official detailed response from India over Nur Hossain, including his extradition process, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam said today. "We have written to the Indian authorities, and are waiting for their response," the minister told reporters at Sonargaon Hotel in the city. Shahriar Alam said the...

NARAYANGANJ ABDUCTION, KILLINGS

Khaleda to join lawyers’ rally May 24

Khaleda to join lawyers’ rally May 24

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will attend a rally to be organised on May 24 in the capital by pro-BNP Supreme Court lawyers in protest  against the seven-murder in Narayanganj. She will be the chief guest of the programme to be held on the High Court premises, Sayrul Kabir Khan, a media wing staff of Khaleda, told The Daily Star. On April 27, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his four aides and senior lawyer Chandan Sarker and his driver were kidnapped near Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah around the same time. Six bodies, including that of Nazrul and Chandan, were found floating in the Shitalakkhya river on April 30, and another...

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