Mitu Murder Case: Court imposes travel ban on three accused
A Chattogram court yesterday imposed a travel ban for three accused in connection with gruesome Mahmuda Khanam Mitu murder case filed with Panchlaish police station on May 12.
The court of Metropolitan Magistrate Mehnaz Rahman passed the order after Investigation Officer (IO) of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) Inspector Sontosh Kumar Chakma submitted an application seeking a travel ban for three accused of the killing case, said court sources.
The three accused are Kamrul Islam Musa, Ehteshamul Haque Bhola and Md Khairul Islam Kalu.
Sontosh Kumar told the Daily Star "The court has issued an alert against the three accused at all ports of the country so that the accused cannot leave the country."
Earlier, Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) had alerted all airports and land ports in the country so that the suspected killers of Mahmuda Khanam Mitu, wife of former Superintendent of Police Babul Akter, cannot leave the country on June 29, 2016.
On June 5, 2016, Mitu was stabbed and shot dead while she was taking her son to his school bus stop at the port city's GEC intersection. After the murder, Babul filed a case against three unidentified men with the Panchlaish Police Station.
Later PBI took over the case from DB of CMP.
On May 11 this year, Chattogram PBI summoned Babul to its office for interrogation. He failed to give satisfactory answers to the detectives and was taken into PBI custody. The following day, Mitu's father filed a murder case against eight people, making Babul the prime accused in the case. Mitu's father alleged that Babul is the mastermind of the killing and he killed his wife over extramarital affairs.