Maj Liakat's involvement confirmed at TI parade
Test identification (TI) parade yesterday confirmed that former deputy director (DD) of National Security Intelligence (NSI) Major (retd) Liakat Hossain supervised the offloading of ten-truck illegal firearms and ammunition.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) conducted the TI parade under the supervision of Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Mahabubur Rahman at Chittagong jail in the afternoon.
Two former police sergeants Alauddin and Helal Uddin, who share the credit for the seizure of the consignment, identified ex-NSI DD Liakat as the person who by the name Abul Hossain supervised the offloading of the consignment at Chittagong Urea Fertiliser Company Ltd (CUFL) jetty on April 2, 2004.
They identified Liakat out of 11 accused--with identical appearance and movement--lined up for the parade after examining them closely for some fifteen minutes.
Earlier, detained ex-NSI Director (security) wing commander (retd) Sahab Uddin in his judicial confession also claimed ex-NSI DD Liakat's involvement in the offloading and stated him to be the person who informed him [Sahab] of the seizure over telephone.
After his arrest on May 26, following Sahab's confession, ex-NSI DD Liakat during remand at Taskforce for Interrogation (TFI) cell confessed his involvement in the offloading and agreed to make a judicial confession. He, however, refused to make confessional statement when he was produced before a magistrate here on June 07. It prompted the investigators to go for the TI parade.
Investigation Officer of the case Muniruzzaman Chowdhury--a senior ASP of CID Chittagong zone--made the petition for arranging a TI parade on June 18.
The Chittagong court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Helal Uddin passed the order after hearing of the petition on June 21.