Prof Aftab Ahmed died at the Combined Military Hospital in September 2006 after assailants shot him in his residence
Police have arrested Mofiqul Hasan Tripti, an ex-BNP lawmaker from Jessore, for his suspected involvement in the 2006 murder of former National University vice-chancellorProf Aftab Ahmed.
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials picked Tripti up from his home at NAM Village in Dhaka’s Banani Model Town around 5:30pm on Wednesday, confirmed CID’s Dhaka metropolitan (south) Special Superintendent of Police (SSP) Enamul Kabir to the Dhaka Tribune.
He said the ex-BNP leader was not an accused in the murder case yet. “He has been taken into custody because his name had come up in the statement of one of the four suspects arrested in 2008.”
Enamul said Tripti had been in hiding for a long time. “We have been looking for him and managed to arrest him on Wednesday.”
Prof Aftab Ahmed died at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka in September 2006 after he was shot by assailants in his Fuller Road residence, adjacent to the British Council on the Dhaka University campus premises.
His family had filed a murder case later at Ramna police station, which was transferred to the Detective Branch first and then to CID.
Tripti, also a former office secretaryof BNP’s central committee, was elected MP from the Jessore 1 constituency in the 1996 national election.