Businessman framed as sender: Police
Police investigation has found that the address of a businessman of Kishoreganj, used in issuing a death threat to the chief priest of the capital's Ramakrishna Mission, was actually used to harass him.
Police held AB Siddique, a retired army personnel, following the information obtained from the letter dropped at the mission's Dhaka office on June 15, Deputy Commissioner of Wari Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Syed Nurul Islam told The Daily Star yesterday.
A priest of the mission filed a general diary with Wari Police Station the next day, Zeahad Hossain, officer-in-charge of the police station told The Daily Star.
While investigating the address mentioned in the letter delivered by a thin youth riding a motorbike, police held a man named AB Siddique, whose name was used while issuing the death threat allegedly by the militant outfit Islamic State (IS).
The OC said AB Siddique was released yesterday. Police have been verifying the information given by Siddique and working on arresting the real culprits, he added.
DC Islam said police have collected the video footage of the youth delivering the letter, who has no similarity with AB Siddique, who now runs a business at his village in Kishoreganj.
There was also no similarity between the handwritings in the letter and that of Siddique, he added.
After AB Siddique started his business at Kishoreganj, a local quarter has tried to harass him by complaining against him to cops and describing him as a drug trader and gambler, said the DMP DC quoting Siddique.
Siddique yesterday told a TV channel that he tried to do something for the welfare of the locality but a few became envious and he thinks that some locals were behind harassing him; otherwise they would not have used his village address in the letter.