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Six held for killing BCL leader in city

Update : 30 Apr 2013, 06:31 PM

The Detective Branch of Police, in an overnight drive, arrested six persons in connection with the killing of a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader Fazlul Haque Patowari in the city’s Kazipara area on April 21.

Among those arrested were Kamruzzaman Ahmed, 38, Golam Mohsin Titu, 30, his brother Golam Kader, 26, Sahriar Kabir Saimon, 27, Mizanur Rahman Swadhin, 41, and Sohrab Hossain Swapan, 42.

Earlier, police arrested one Jahangir Alam for his alleged involvement with the incident.

With the latest arrest, the total number of the detainees now stands at seven.

The arrests were made following raids on April 28 and 29 in Kazipara and Shyamoli in Dhaka, Savar and in Kustia’s Mirpur area, said Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), while addressing a press briefing at its media and community centre yesterday.

Plain-clothes DB also seized three pistols, 20 rounds of ammunition and two motorcycles from their possession, said the police official.

On April 21, unidentified criminals shot dead the BCL president of ward no. 90, of the city’s Kazipara area.

Fazlul’s father filed a case, accusing Golam Mohsin Titu of killing his son, following a dispute over a piece of land owned by an uncle of the deceased.

Fazlul hailed from Chandpur. He was a BBA student of Uttara University at Mirpur.

DB Chief Monirul said at the briefing that Fazlul’s killing might be related to a land dispute. Fazlul’s uncle Kamal Hossain had bought a piece of land for Tk1.2m from Titu’s father.

The DB chief said Fazlul had handed over Titu to police on March 9 over a theft incident, which might have infuriated the alleged killer. “Moreover, Fazlul was involved in extortion from jhut business in Mirpur area which could also be one of the reasons behind the murder- to establish supremacy in the area,” Monirul said.

Elaborating on the murder, Assistant Commissioner of DB Towhidur Rahman said Titu and Saimon first came to the garage wearing masks and Titu whisked Fazlul off, holding him by the waist belt.

Fazlul begged Tito for forgiveness, but paying no heed to Fazlul’s cries, Titu asked Saimon to shoot Fazlul in the hand. The assistant commissioner further said that Titu later took the gun and shot at Fazlul, who died on the spot. Titu left the place immediately.

Meanwhile, a Dhaka court placed the six detainees under a five-day police remand, when the DB Sub-Inspector Mohammad Hanif, also the investigation officer of the case, produced them at the court seeking a 10-day remand for interrogation.

Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Mostofa Sahriar Khan passed the order.

Earlier on Monday, Metropolitan Magistrate Tanvir Ahmed placed Jahangir Alam on a four-day remand  

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