Another suspected killer of MP Liton arrested: Weapon found

Another suspected killer of MP Liton arrested: Weapon found

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Dhaka – Police on Thursday arrest Anwarul Haq Rana, a suspected killer of lawmaker Manjurul Islam Liton from Dhaka.
Addressing a press conference held at the SP office of Gaibandha, Ashraful Islam, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Gaibandha said that Rana will soon be produced in court.He said that earlier police had arrested three suspects Mehedi, Shahin Mia and Hannan for their involvement in MP Liton murder.
Those four suspected killers committed the murder as per the order of former Jatiya Party MP Abdul Kader Khan, the SP alleged.
Kader planned the murder to be rid of competition and become an MP yet again, said Ashraful Islam at the press conference.
The SP of Gaibandha informed that police had also recovered three firearms used in the killing mission.
A loaded pistol, used in the killing of lawmaker Manjurul Islam Liton was recovered from the Sundarganj residence Kader Khan after police raided his house around 1am Thursday.
A pistol loaded with six bullets and one empty magazine was hidden under the soil, Ashraf informed.
Quader earlier had surrendered his licensed pistol and bullets to Sundarganj police station. But, he just deposited ten out of 40 bullets without a satisfactory explanation over the remaining bullets.
Ashraf said that police had raided Kader’s house on Wednesday and later the fire service conducted raids in three ponds of the former lawmaker but found nothing.
Based on the information Kader gave during interrogation, police raided his house and recovered the firearm after digging the soil,” he added.
Kader, also former vice president of Jatiya Party, was picked up from his residence on February 21. – Staff Reporter

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