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11:00 PM, October 27, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, October 27, 2009

Attack on Taposh

Mohiuddin's 2 sons arrested

Detective Branch of Police (DB) yesterday arrested two sons of Lt Col (retd) Mohiuddin Ahmed, a death convict in Bangabandhu murder case, for suspected links to the bomb attack on Awami League lawmaker Fazle Noor Taposh.
DB picked up Nazmul Hasan alias Sohel, 34, his younger brother Mahbubul Hasan, 30, from their residence at Gawair Prembagan of Ashkona in the city's Dakkhinkhan at around 3:00am.
Later they were produced before a Dhaka court, which placed them on a five-day remand.
Mohiuddin Ahmed condemned to death in August 15 killing case is now detained in Dhaka central jail.
With the arrest of the two brothers, six people have so far been arrested in connection with the bomb attack on Taposh.
Of the arrestees four persons are from among the families of convicted killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Earlier police arrested Mehnaz Rashid, eldest daughter of Lt Col (retd) Khandaker Abdur Rashid on Saturday, Kamrul Haque Swapan, younger brother of Major (retd) Shariful Haq Dalim, and Freedom Party leader Abdur Rahim on Thursday.
On Sunday detectives arrested Sheikh Shafiullah Sofu from his Segunbagicha residence on the same charge. Police told reporters that Sofu was former organising secretary of Freedom Party.
Both Dalim and Rashid have been holed up abroad since the trial of August 15 killing case began in 1996.
DB sources said they suspect that detained Sohel and Hasan might have link to the bomb attack on Taposh.
They added that police might get important clues from the two brothers about the bomb attack.
All the arrestees are being interrogated in DB custody, police said.
Assistant Commissioner (AC) of DB Nasir Uddin Khan told The Daily Star that they seized two passports of Mehnaz and also came to know that Mehnaz made trips to Pakistan every year.
Meanwhile, wife of detainee Sheikh Shafiullah Sofu yesterday at a press conference made an appeal to the Home Minister seeking release of her husband claiming that her husband was not a freedom party activist or leader.
When DB officials arrested Sofu from his residence, they did not let her know on what charge Sofu was arrested but the following day she found in the newspapers that Sofu was arrested for suspected link to the bomb attack on Taposh and Sofu was a leader of Freedom Party.
"My husband is a BNP activist but a tenant of my house was a Freedom Party activist," she claimed.
However, Additional Deputy Commissioner (PR) Walid Hossain of Dhaka Metropolitan Police told The Daily Star that Koly Begum's allegations and claims are baseless as DB personnel arrested Sofu following the information extracted from the other detainees.

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