Ansarullah BanglaTeam had meeting before killing Avijit: Rab

Ansarullah BanglaTeam had meeting before killing Avijit: Rab

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A team of ‘Ansarullah Bangla Team’ (ABT) consisting 4-5 members had a meeting in the field of Mohsin Hall on Dhaka University campus three hours before killing of bloggers Avijit Roy, police has said.
Detained Organiser of the banned Islamic outfit ABT Jasim Uddin Rahmani has been sending instruction to kill the bloggers to the active members of the organisation through his younger brother Abul Bashar, they said.
The Director (Legal and Media wing) of Rab headquarters Commander Mufti Mahmood Khan has quoted the arrested three active ABT members—Bangldeshi born UK national Tawhidul Islam,58, Sadek Ali Mithu, 28, and and Aminul Mollik, 35 as informing this.Sadek Ali Mithu has been working in a printing press, where Jasim Uddin Rahmani used to print his books. He became an active member of the ABt from 2011. Aminul Mallick was a passport broker. He used to help the absconding ABT members to make passport so that they easily go abroad escaping arrest.
Briefing reporters at Rab headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, Commander Mufti said based on secret information a Rab-3 team arrested Sadek Ali Mitho from Nilkhet area at about 10:30 pm on Monday night. Following his statement the anti-crime force arrested Tawhidul Islam, a financer of the outfit, and active member Aminul Maick from a place near Star Kabab of Dhanmondi in the same night at about 12:30 am, he said.
He said that Touhid, who went to UK in 1990s and became an IT expert, came in contact with ABT organiser Jasim Uddin Rahmani in 2007 and became an active member of the organisation.
He has been looking after all activities, including financial side of the ABT in absence of Jasim Uddin Rahmani, who has been languishing in jail since 2013. Touhid was getting instruction through Jasim Uddin Rahmani’s young brother Abul Bashar, the Rab director (Media) said.
During interrogation, the arrested alleged militants revealed that absconding ABT’s active members– Ramzan alias Siyam, Nayeem, Julhas Biswash and Jafran Al Hasan—actively took part in the Ovijit killing mission. Of them, Siyam and Nayeem hacked to death Ovijit and seriously injured Ovijit’s wife. They held a meeting in the field of Mohsin hold three house before killing blogger Ovijit, Commander Mufti said quoting the arrested alleged militants. The same group killed blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Sylhet, he added.
Earlier on February 26, Avijit Roy founder of Mukto-Mona blog, was killed and his wife Rafida Afrin Banya injured seriously as unidentified criminals stabbed them near TSC on the Dhaka University campus.
Avijit and Rafida, an expatriate couple living in the US, returned home a few days back as Avijit’s two books were published on the occasion of the Ekushey Book Fair.
On May 12, Blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, also an activist of Sylhet Ganajagaran Mancha, was hacked to death by a group of assailants in broad daylight at Subidbazar Bankalapara in Sylhet city.
Ananta Bijoy was also a writer of ‘Mukto-Mona blog’. – News Desk

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