Tavella Killing was planned: DMP

Tavella Killing was planned: DMP

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Dhaka – Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Thursday claimed that both local and international quarters were involved in the killing of Italian national Cesare Tavella.
Armed hoodlums sprayed bullets on Cesare Tavella, 50, Project Manager for PROOFS (Profitable Opportunities for Food Security) of the Netherlands-based non-governmental organisation ‘ICCO Cooperation’, at Road-90 of Gulshan-2, some 500 metres off Gulshan Police Station, on September 28. He died while being moved to nearby United Hospitals.

Talking to reporters at the DMP headquarters, Asaduzzaman Mia said law enforcers have engaged their all-out efforts to unearth the mystery behind the Tavella killing. “Not only DMP, but also other police units have been working to dig out clues of the much-talked-about Italian national killing,” he said.

The DMP boss also claimed that they have made remarkable progress and success in the investigation into the brutal killing. He, however, declined to elaborate, saying, “We don’t want to disclose anything until we get enough evidence.”

He said they are sure from the evidence they have received so far that the killing was a planned one and both local and international quarters were involved in the killing.

Joint Commissioner (Detective Branch) of DMP Monirul Islam said the investigators are confirmed that three motorcyclists took part in the killing mission. “The case will be cracked if we can arrest the killers and seize the firearms and the motorcycle used in the killing,” he said.

He also expressed his hope that they will be able to arrest the killers very soon.

Meanwhile, DB sources said detectives involved in the investigation into the Tavella killing are sure that three hired hoodlums carried out the killing.

They have initially identified over 20 suspects after scrutinising video footages of CC TV cameras installed around the place of occurrence, and interrogated them.

Following interrogation, the detectives identified three suspects of the killing.

A senior DB official, requesting anonymity, said the three suspects have already walked into the trap of the detectives. “We won’t disclose anything in this regard until we recover the firearms and the motorcycle used in the killing,” the DB officer added.

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