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Seven Murders

Dhaka to press for return of Nur Hossain

Bangladesh is likely to request New Delhi to hand over Nur Hossain, the alleged mastermind of the seven murders in Narayanganj, at the three-day long home secretary-level talks between Bangladesh and India beginning today.   The meeting is also expected to address issues like cross-border crimes, land boundary agreement and killing along the border.   The secretary-level meeting, 15th of its kind between the two countries, will be held at Hotel Sonargoan.   Indian Home Secretary Anil Goswami and Senior Bangladesh Home Secretary Mozammel Haque...

5 more Rab men remanded in 7-murder case

5 more Rab men remanded in 7-murder case

A Narayanganj court today placed five personnel of Rapid Action Battalion-11 on an eight-day remand after they were arrested and produced before it in connection with the sensational seven murders. Senior Judicial Magistrate Chandni Rupam granted the remand after police produced them before the court with 10-day remand prayers in the case filed by...

7-murder in N'ganj

Ivy's friend knows better

Ivy's friend knows better

Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman yesterday claimed that the quizzing of a friend of Narayanganj Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy would unravel facts about the seven murders. "Fifteen days before the incident, Ivy had a heated argument with Nazrul [slain Narayanganj city councillor] over awarding a city corporation work to Abu Sufian, a friend of Ivy. Nazrul strongly protested it," said Narayanganj-4 AL lawmaker Shamim, a staunch political rival of Ivy. He was talking to journalists at the Secretariat after his deposition to a government-formed committee probing the seven murders committed in Narayanganj more than three months back. Shamim's statement came a day after Ivy told reporters that godfathers in Narayanganj city were...

STRAIGHT LINE

Behind the perilous nexus

IN the wake of the sensational seven murders in Narayangonj and facts unfolding thereafter, many well-meaning citizens and victims of crime in our country may be wondering about the unpalatable but stable relationship of some of our politicians with the bullies and rogue elements of the society. In the fitness of things, the dynamics of such a liaison and the sordid dimension of the transaction need to be studied as the necessity to cleanse our public life brooks no...

7-murder probe body visits Rab-11 office

7-murder probe body visits Rab-11 office

The government-formed probe committee today visited Rapid Action Battalion-11 headquarters this morning as part of its investigation into the seven murders including Narayanganj city panel mayor Nazrul Islam. The committee reached the Rab-11 office at Siddhirganj, on the outskirts of the city, around 10:30am and stayed for two hours, reports our Narayanganj correspondent. Later, they...

A top Rab official ordered 7-murder

The seven murders in Narayanganj were carried out on the directive of a top Rab official, according to sources quoting ex-Rab official Masud Rana's testimony before a court yesterday. Maj (retd) Arif Hossain, accused of murder, had made the same claim during his confessional statement recorded on Wednesday, sources said. Rana, who testified before the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate KM Mahiuddin, said he and former Rab official Maj (retd) Arif Hossain were in the Rab-11 team that kidnapped the seven...

Female councillor detained over 7-murder

Female councillor detained over 7-murder

Police today picked up Narayanganj city ward councillor Jannatul Ferdous Nila in connection with the seven-murder. Nila is known to be a girl friend of Nur Hossain, the prime accused of the abduction and killing of the city’s panel mayor Nazrul Islam and six others. Law enforcers detained Nila around 5:30pm as she was returning...

Narayanganj killing accused Hashu held in Jessore

Narayanganj killing accused Hashu held in Jessore

Border Guard Bangladesh personnel arrested one of the accused in Narayanganj sensational seven-murder case in Jessore border area last night, Bangla daily Prothom Alo has reported. The arrestee, Hasmat Ali alias Hashu, was the third accused in the case filed in connection with the gruesome murders and also a close aide to prime suspect Awami League leader Nur Hossain. Md Zakaria, additional superintendent of police in Narayanganj who is the convener of the probe committee investigating the incident, confirmed it to the daily today. When asked about the arrest in the morning, State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told The Daily Star that he had just heard about the detention but...

BNP standing body meets

The BNP standing committee last night sat in a meeting to discuss country's latest political situation and to decide the party's next course of action. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia chaired the meeting held at her Gulshan office. Talking to The Daily Star, a member of the standing committee, the highest policy-making body of the party, said the current law and order situation, specially after the seven murders in Narayanganj, and restructuring of the Dhaka city unit BNP were discussed at the...

Seven-murder culprits must be punished: PM

Seven-murder culprits must be punished: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today assured that the government would ensure the punishment to the culprits behind the sensational murder of seven people in Narayanganj. "Seven-murder culprits in Narayanganj must be punished," she said. She gave the assurance when the family members of slain senior lawyer of Narayanganj Advocate Chandan Sarker met the Prime Minister...

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