An Islami Chhatra Shibir leader from Bogra killed assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Ibrahim Hossain Mollah, claimed the chief of a police investigation committee here on Tuesday.Additional Commissioner (Crime and Operations) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Sheikh Maruf Hasan is leading a five-member police body formed to investigate the ASI killing. The four other members of the probe body include the DMP Joint Commissioner (Crime), DC (Mirpur), DC (DB-West) and ADC (Mirpur).
While talking to reporters after visiting the place of occurrence at Gabtali on Tuesday, Maruf claimed that Enamul Haque alias Kamal, president of Adamdighi upazila unit of Chhatra Shibir in Bogra, stabbed the policeman to death in the city on Thursday night.
He said they were trying to arrest the Shibir leader.
The DMP DC also claimed that Masudur Rahman alias Sumon who was arrested from the spot is a Shibir activist.
Replying to a question, he said there was similarity between the ASI Ibrahim killing and the bomb blasts at the Shia community’s gathering at Huseni Dalan in the old part of the city. “The handmade bombs recovered from Kamrangirchar after the ASI killing and unexploded bombs as well as elements of exploded bombs recovered from the Huseni Dalan are of the same nature.”
Maruf Hasan also said it would be investigated whether there was any negligence of duty on the part of police during the incident.
ASI Ibrahim of Darus Salam Police Station was stabbed to death by a youth on Thursday night at a checkpoint near Parbata Cinema Hall of Gabtali when a police team was searching his bag.
Police detained one of the attackers – Masudur Rahman alias Sumon — while his accomplice Enamul Haque alias Kamal fled the scene with the motorcycle.
Sub-inspector Habibur Rahman filed a case with the police station on Friday.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Maruf Hasan, who is also the chief of another five-member inquiry committee looking into the Huseni Dalan blasts, visited the headquarters of the Shia community in the afternoon.
Talking to reporters after the visit, he said a group of 2-5 miscreants might have been involved in the bomb attack on the Shia community gathering.
He said the main aim of the bomb blasts was to destabilise the country pushing the government to an awkward position.