CUFL officials remain tight-lipped
On the second day of the three-day remand, the two Chittagong Urea Fertiliser Ltd (CUFL) high officials remained tight-lipped about their role in the 2004 Chittagong arms haul.
The CUFL officials--former managing director Mohsin Talukder and former general manager (Admin) Enamul Haq, have been on remand for suspected link with the offloading of 10 truckloads of arms hauled at CUFL jetty on April 02, 2004.
During the interrogation they refrained from disclosing any new information about the duties they discharged at that time or how the deadly consignment was offloaded at the jetty under their authority, said the CID Investigation Officer (IO) Muniruzzaman Chowdhury.
“They continued to say they informed the higher authorities at Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) headquarters in Dhaka on the offloading. But, they did not mention any specific names of the higher authorities they informed,” said the IO.
The CID officials concerned with the interrogation said despite being informed of the offloading of deadly weapons, the former MD and GM apparently did nothing to obstruct it. They neither visited the spot at night nor the next day. Moreover, when the security officer informed the MD of the matter in writing he redirected it to the higher authorities in BCIC as if to shirk responsibility, they said.
The three-day remand of the former CUFL officials would end today at CID Chittagong divisional headquarters at Dampara Police Lines, sources said.