Cops want Interpol help to arrest 3 accused
Investigators are going to ask for the help of International Police (Interpol) in detaining three accused in the Narsingdi mayor Lokman Hossain murder case “hiding abroad”.
Narsingdi police yesterday said the three fugitives are Mobarok Hossain Moba, an alleged mastermind of the murder, Nurul Islam and Tarek Ahmed. They all left the country a few days before the assassination on November 1.
Mobarok is accused number three in the murder case and he left for Malaysia a few days before the killing, Detective Branch of Police of Narsingdi said.
It said Mobarok has business in Malaysia.
Accused number five Nurul Islam is also in Malaysia and he too went there before the assassination of the two-time gold medallist mayor.
Accused number eight Tarek Ahmed is in Saudi Arabia.
“We have started the process to bring back the three accused,” Superintendent of Police of Narsingdi Mohid Uddin told reporters yesterday at his office.
A family member of the slain mayor told The Daily Star last night that one or two days ago intelligence personnel detained Salauddin Ahmed, the prime accused in the Lokman murder case and also the younger brother of Post and Telecommunications Minister Rajiuddin Ahmed.
“A confidential source informed us that the minister's [Rajiuddin] brother Salauddin was detained one or two days ago,” Kamruzzaman, younger brother of Lokman told The Daily Star last night. He declined to elaborate.
SM Kaioum, a close aide to Lokman, echoed Kamruzzaman and refused to talk more on the matter.
The Daily Star could not reach the minister or his family.
Mohid Uddin told reporters yesterday that he knows nothing about Salauddin being detained. Two other police officers also said that they knew nothing of this.
On Thursday, Lokman's brother at a meeting in Narsingdi told locals, “Just now I have been informed that Matin Sarkar [accused number two in the case] has been arrested.”
Police did not confirm that they made the arrest.