09:17 PM, March 08, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:58 PM, March 08, 2018

Attack on Zafar Iqbal: Attacker’s brother held

Enamul Hasan. Photo: Collected

Police arrested the brother of Foyzur, the attacker of noted author Prof Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, from Gazipur this evening.

At team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested Enamul Hasan around 7:05pm in Gazipur city, where he had been hiding since the attack on March 3, Mohibul Islam, deputy commissioner of CTTC, told The Daily Star over phone.

A mobile phone, a tablet pc used by Foyzur were recovered from his possession, the CTTC official said.

“We are now interrogating him,” Mohibul said this evening.

Foyzur hailing from Dirai upazila of Sunamganj, swooped on Prof Iqbal at a programme of Electrical and Electronic Engineering department of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet on March 3. He was caught read-handed.

Foyzur, a madrasa student, primarily admitted to his involvement in the attack, according to Rab.