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Libya killings: 71 arrested till date in 26 cases

  • Published at 09:19 pm July 16th, 2020
Detective Branch officers present four men, responsible for human trafficking to Libya, before media outside their headquarters in Dhaka on Monday, June 8, 2020
File photo: Detective Branch officers present four men, responsible for human trafficking to Libya, before media outside their headquarters in Dhaka on Monday, June 8, 2020 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

IGP Benazir Ahmed directed the policemen investigating the cases to seek cooperation from the Interpol to arrest the fugitives abroad if needed

Law enforcement agencies have arrested 71 people across the country in connection with the brutal killings in Libya where 26 Bangladeshis were murdered and 11 injured.

They were arrested on account of 26 cases lodged across the country in this regard, Police headquarters Assistant Inspector General (AIG-media) Md Sohel Rana disclosed the figures in a press release on Thursday.

Of those 26 cases, CID is investigating 15 cases while Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) is handling one case, five cases are being investigated by Detective Branch of DMP, and five more by Madaripur district police.

A meeting chaired by Additional IG (A&O) Md Moinur Rahman Chowdhury was held on Thursday to review the latest progress of the cases at the police headquarters.

The meeting was held at the instructions of Bangladesh Police Inspector General (IGP) Banazir Ahmed who gave direction to the police force to take stern action against the individuals involved in the recent barbaric killings in Libya.

Moinur Rahman Chowdhury said anyone involved in these cases will not be spared. 

He also mentioned that the IGP called upon everyone to work together to stop heinous crimes like human trafficking in the country. He also directed the policemen investigating the cases to seek cooperation from the Interpol to arrest the fugitives living abroad if needed.

Senior officials investigating the cases regarding the Libya killings were also present at the meeting.


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