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RAB: New JMB may be involved in Tavella murder

  • Published at 02:19 pm October 21st, 2016
  • Last updated at 04:48 pm October 21st, 2016
RAB: New JMB may be involved in Tavella murder
RAB has said it is looking at evidence pointing to the involvement of New Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (New JMB) in the killing of Italian citizen Tavella Cesare in Gulshan last year. RAB Director General Benazir Ahmed held a press briefing at BSCIC Bhaban in Kawranbazar on Friday, informing that the paramilitary force has identified the dead terrorist Abdur Rahman as New JMB chief Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif. Dhaka Metropolitan Police's Detective Branch has submitted charges to a Dhaka court in the Tavella murder case accusing BNP Dhaka City Joint Convener MA Qayum, his brother MA Matin and several other men. It did not find terrorist group's involvement in the crime. Benazir said documents recovered at Abdur Rahman's den in Ashulia on October 8 suggest that the group may have been involved in the murder. However, RAB was still investigating the matter. Cesare Tavella, an aid worker and veterinary surgeon, was shot dead on Road 90, Gulshan 2 in September last year. He had been living alone in Dhaka and worked on food security issues for a Dutch aid organisation.