Dhaka – Superintendent of Police Babul Akhter who was taken into police custody for interrogation was released on Saurday evening. Earlier Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday said Superintendent of Police Babul Akhter was taken into police custody for interrogation about the murder of his wife.
“He is being quizzed to confirm the identity of those arrested in connection with the murder,” the minister said while talking to reporters after attending a programme at Dhaka Club.
Asked whether babul is being interrogated suspecting his involvement in the murder of his wife, the minister parried the question saying it’s not the time to make such comment.
Earlier, police took Babul from his father-in-law’s Bhuiyan Para residence in the city’s Khilgaon early Saturday.
“Deputy Commissioner (Motijheel division) Anwar Hossain along with Officer-in-charge of Khilgaon police station Moinul Hossain came to our house around 1:05 am and took Babul with them saying that the IGP wanted to talk with him,” said Md Mossharraf Hossain, father-in-law of SP Babul.
“We’ve repeatedly tried to contact Babul over mobile phone several times, but haven’t got any response from the other side. Even the OC hasn’t picked up the phone,” Mosharraf Hossain said.
The OC Khilgaon or the DC Motijheel did not pick up phone when attempt was made to contact them.
Unidentified miscreants gunned down SP Babul’s wife Mahmuda Khanam at GEC intersection of the port city of Chittagong on June 5 morning while she went there to put her son Mahir Akhter, 7, on a bus of Chittagong Cantonment Public School and College.
A case was filed with Panchlaish police station of Chittagong Metropolitan Police, accusing three unidentified people at night the same day.
After getting promotion as SP, Babul Akhter was attached with the Police headquarters for his posting from CMP several days before his wife was murdered. – Agencies