Interpol moves to bring Rashed back | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, December 01, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, December 01, 2009

Interpol moves to bring Rashed back

Washington office contacted seeking Bangabandhu killer's deportation

The National Central Bureau (NCB), Interpol's regional office in Dhaka, has sent a letter to its Washington DC office seeking cooperation for deportation of fugitive Lt Col (retd) AM Rashed Chowdhury, a self-declared and convicted killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The NCB, Dhaka sent another letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeking diplomatic assistance in this regard.
Besides, the NCB local office also renewed the red alert against nine fugitives in Bangabandhu assassination case, jail killing case and other killings that took place in 1975.
Sources say the NCB office in Washington DC had earlier informed the Dhaka office after Rashed Chowdhury sought permission of the US authorities for his permanent stay in America.
Soon after that, the NCB Dhaka office informed the foreign ministry about it and sought diplomatic aid in this regard, sources say.
Hasib Aziz, assistant inspector general of police (AIG), who is also in charge of Interpol in Dhaka, told The Daily Star they sent another letter to the Interpol headquarters in Leon in Franc informing the latest developments and verdict in Bangabandhu assassination case.
"We have also sought help to trace the other fugitive killers for their deportation", the AIG-Interpol said. "We have sent a letter to the NCB office in Washington DC and another to the foreign ministry regarding deportation of Rashed Chowdhury."
Asked, Aziz said the NCB Dhaka office has renewed the red alert notices against the fugitive killers and is also continuing conversation with the Interpol office in different countries regarding deportation of the fugitives.
In reply to a question, he said, "A country had sought details of another fugitive convict Lt Col (retd) SHMB Nur Chowdhury, who is now staying in Canada. We have already met their demands collecting information through the CID."
Apart from Nur and Rashed, the Interpol red notice includes the names of four other convicted killers -- Lt Col (retd) Khandaker Abdur Rashid, Lt Col (retd) Shariful Haque Dalim, Capt (retd) Abdul Mazed and Risalder Moslehuddin Khan.
Talking to The Daily Star, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Nur Mohammad said, "The deportation of the fugitive killers of Bangabandhu depends on the move of the government and its diplomatic achievement."
"Interpol can help in the deportation process if the countries concerned reach a consensus", the IGP added.
Earlier on Monday, Law Minister Shafique Ahmed said the Canadian police have seized the passport of Nur Chowdhury since he has been illegally staying in Canada and submitted it to the Bangladesh High Commission in July last year.
Another convicted killer Lt Col (retd) Dalim had visited Canada some days ago and left that country after staying there for a few days.

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