CID fails again to submit report on further probe
Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge of Sylhet yesterday deferred the date for filing the report of the 'further investigation' in Kibria killing case to July 5. The decision came as the Special Public Prosecutor, Kishore Kumar Kar prayed for time extension again, stating the CID could not finish the job and they need more time for it.
It was the 34th time that the date for filing the report has been deferred, court sources informed.
The CID failed to file the 'further investigation report' during the last 40 months. The then Investigation officer of the case Senior ASP of CID Munshi Atiqur Rahman, through a petition, informed the Sylhet divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal about necessity of the 'further investigation' on March 7, 2007.
Munshi went into retirement after a few months and ASP Md Rafiqul Islam was given the task.
Former Finance minister SAMS Kibria, his nephew advocate Shah Manzurul Huda, local AL leaders Abdur Rahim, Abul Hossain and Siddique Ali were killed in a grenade attack at a public meeting at Baidderbazar of Habiganj Sadar upazila on January 27, 2005.
CID's much talked about officer Senior ASP Munshi Atique filed charge sheet in the case on March 20 that year against 10.
Of the accused, eight were arrested while two are still absconding. The eight, including Habiganj district BNP vice-president Abdul Quaiyum came out of jail on bail after three years and claimed themselves innocent. Later, the CID started further investigation.
Rab on March 8, 2010 arrested alleged Huji operative Mizanur Rahman Mithu, who gave confessional statement before judicial magistrate in Habiganj the following day. The CID then remanded the former state minister for home affairs Luthfuzzaman Babar in connection with the same case.
CID ASP Rafiqul Islam, Investigation Officer of the case told this correspondent that they need some more time to submit supplementary charge sheet as 'furher investigation' was still going on. He, however, hoped that the job would be completed soon.