Prime accused in Bithar murder case held
Police on Wednesday night arrested Jubo League leader Mesbah Hossain Buruj, prime accused in Khulna City Corporation (KCC) ward councillor Shahid Iqbal Bithar murder case, in front of Ramna Police Station in the capital.
He was brought to Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) headquarters at 3:30pm yesterday for quizzing.
Mesbah Hossain Buruj, also a contractor of Khulna, went into hiding immediately after Bithar was gunned down on the night of July 11 this year at Musalmanpara under Khulna Sadar Police Station.
Five extremists arrested in connection with the murder made statements before the court under Section 144 of CrPc naming Buruj as one of the main masterminds behind the killing.
DB Inspector Mamun Khan, investigation officer (IO) of the murder case, said Buruj was directly involved in providing all logistic supports to the killers.
He said some other local leaders of the ruling party, who were also aware of the killing plan, will also be picked up.
DB police will produce Buruj in the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court Today, seeking remand for him.