Khijir Khan killing: Police is searching for motives

Khijir Khan killing: Police is searching for motives


Police is yet to get any motive behind the killing of former chairman of the Power Development Board (PDB) Khijir Khan.
Besides, no one was arrested in connection with the killing till Wednesday evening though a case was filed against six unidentified people with Badda Police Station on Tuesday night.

Victim’s son Ashraful Islam filed the case with the police station against six unidentified people. Sub-inspector Aminul Islam, of the same police station, has been made investigation officer of the killing case, Nurul Islam added.

Miscreants slaughtered Khijir Khan, 66, at his Khanka Sharif (gathering place of followers) at Gudaraghat in the city’s Madhya Badda area on Monday evening.

Contacted, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Gulshan Division, DMP, Abdul Ahad said we are yet to get any clue of the killers. “ we are trying to unearth the mestery behind the killing,’ the ADC added.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Assaduzaman Khan Kamal on Wednesday said police and intelligence agencies have been trying to get the clue of the killers of Khijir Khan.

The minister was replying to a question from reporters after attending a programme marking the National Rat Elimination Drive-2015 at Khamarbari of Farmgate in the city on Wednesday.

When asked whether it is the failure of police to unearth the mastery behind the killing of renowned Channel-i presenter Maulana Nurul Islam Faruqi and similar other killings that occurred in last several years, he said no..police and intelligence agencies have been working on it.

When asked whether Islamic militant groups were involved in those sensational killings, the Home Minister said militant groups like banned JMB have been trying to raise their heads but failed as we controlled them. We have been continuing activities in this regard, he added.

About killings of the two foreign nationals, he said police and other law enforcing and intelligences agencies have been trying to arrest the killers.

Italian national Cesare Tavella was gunned down in Dhaka city’s Gulshan area on September 28 while Japanese citizen Kunio Hoshi in Rangpur on October 3.

When his attention was drawn about reports of Indian Medias that Jamaat-shibir might be involved in those vforeigners killings, the Home Minister said he did not mention it before completion of investigations.


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