Nur Hossain, main accused in N’ganj 7-murder extradited

Nur Hossain, main accused in N’ganj 7-murder extradited

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Dhaka – Nur Hossain, the prime accused in the sensational Narayanganj seven-murder cases, was brought back home from India Thursday night.
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) handed Nur Hossain over to a Bangladesh joint team of police and Border Guard Bangladesh on the no-man’s land between Indian Petrapole and Bangladeshi Benapole check-posts on completion of formalities.Later, the law enforcers entered the country along with Nur Hossain in a microbus around 11:30pm.
Earlier, a Bangladesh delegation held a meeting with the Indian authorities at Petrapole over the handover of Nur Hossain.
The delegation members included commanding officer of BGB battalion-26 Liakat Hossain, police super of Jessore Anisur Rahman and Sharsha upazila nirbahi officer Abdus Salam.
BSF battalion-40 commanding officer Col SK Sukla was present at the meeting.
Earlier, A team of the Detective Branch (DB) of Naryanganj police, led by the investigation officer of the case, left the district for Jessore frontier from where the Indian authorities are scheduled to hand over Nur Hossain, said SP Dr Khandker Mohiuddin.
“He is scheduled to be extradited through Jessore anytime Thursday night,” the SP said.
Earlier on October 16, an Indian court ordered extradition of Nur Hossain to Bangladesh by December 15 next.
Acting District and Sessions Judge of the North 24 Parganas district at Barasat in West Bengal passed the order withdrawing the case against him under Section 14 of the Indian Foreigners Act.
However, the court ordered continuation of the case against two other accused — Khan Sumon and Wahiduzzaman – who were arrested along with Nur Hossain from an apartment in Kolkata on June 14, 2014.
On April 27, 2014, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his three associates and driver were abducted by miscreants from Fatullah area of Narayanganj. Hours after their abduction, senior lawyer at district Judge’s Court Chandan Kumar Sarker and his driver were also abducted on their way to capital Dhaka.
Three days into their abduction, the bodies of six people, including that of Nazrul and Chandan Kumar, were recovered from the Shitalakhya River on April 30 in the same year. The following day, the body of Jahangir, car driver of Nazrul Islam, was also recovered from the river.
Nur Hossian, a Narayanganj city Awami League leader and also a councillor, and his associates remained absconding following the abduction and killing of the seven people.
Shahidul Islam alias Shahid chairman, father-in-law of slain Nazrul Islam, alleged that some officials of elite force Rab killed Nazrul Islam in exchange for Tk 6 crore from city councillor Nur Hossain. – News Desk

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