N'ganj murder victims' families testify before probe body

N’ganj murder victims’ families testify before probe body

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Accusing Narayanganj city councilor Nur Hossain of murdering the seven people in the district, Shahidul Islam, father-in-law of slain city panel mayor Nazrul Islam, on Saturday claimed that the evidence found in Hossain’s house prove his involvement in the incident.
“The bloodstained shirt and mobile phone set used by (murdered) Chandan Sarkar have been recovered from Nur Hossain’s house. Bricks, bags and ropes found with the recovered bodies prove who are involved (in the sensational incident),” Shahid Islam said.
He was talking to reporters at the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner’s office after giving deposition before the probe body at noon.About the dismissal of three Rab officials for their alleged involvement in the incident, he said members of a law enforcement agency cannot hold trial against any member of other agency.
He urged the authorities concerned to hand over the three fired Rab officials to the police so that their trial could be held in a fair manner.
Tareque who was the commanding officer of Rab-11 in Narayanganj when the incident took place is also the son-in-law of Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya.
Earlier, Shahidul claimed that some Rab men killed Nazrul in exchange for Tk six crore. Expressing concern over the security of his life, Shahidul said, “Criminals or big figures of a political party or men of Jamaat-e-Islami and left parties might kill me any time.”
Earlier in the day, he, along with the families of the murdered people, gave deposition before the probe body formed to investigate the alleged involvement of law enforcers, including Rab, in the incident at the office of additional deputy commissioner Mahamudur Rahman.
Recording of the statement began around 11 am with family members of slain Nazrul Islam. After giving his deposition, Shahidul told the journalists that he expressed disappointment to the seven-member enquiry committee over what he said slow process in the investigation.
He also questioned the probe body why administrative officials who have failed to make any progress are not arrested.
Asked who provided shelter to Nur Hossain, Shahidul told the committee, “I don’t want to go for or against (anybody). I just seek justice.”
Replying to a query after giving deposition, Nazrul’s wife Selina Islam said her family members are extremely worried over their security since the incident and added that the enquiry committee gave her assurance of adequate security soon.
Dr Susmita Sarkar, daughter of victim Chandan Sarkar, told the journalists, “Let the mystery behind the incident be debunked.”
Earlier in the day, the probe body announced to hold a public hearing on the victims’ abductions and their subsequent murders on May 12 and 15.
Meanwhile, Siddhirganj thana unit Awami League on Saturday relieved its vice-president Nur Hossain and general secretary Yasin Miah from all activities of the party for their suspected involvement in the gruesome murder of seven people. – UNB

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