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Indian terrorist Daud Merchant re-arrested in Dhaka
Observer Online Report
Published : Tuesday, 2 December, 2014,  Time : 8:50 PM,  View Count : 51
Abdur Rauf Daud Merchant, nephew of Mafia don Daud Merchant and a life-term convict for the murder of Indian music director Gulshan Kumar, has been arrested again from Khilgaon area in the capital Dhaka.

The 45-year-old was arrested in the early hours on Tuesday by the Detective Branch of Police after his release from Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur on bail.

Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Media) Masudur Rahman confirmed about the re-arrest of Daud Merchant saying that he would be produced before the court on Wednesday.

Daud Merchant, who was serving life sentence in an Indian jail since 2002, was reported absconding by Mumbai police after being released on parole in April, 2009 to visit his family in Mumbra, a small town about 40 km from Mumbai.

The Detective Branch then arrested Merchant on the night of May 28, 2009 from the residence of one Kamal Mian at Muralipara in Brahmanbaria district. A case was also filed against him under the passport act.

Sources at the DB of DMP said Daud Merchant was released from Kashimpur Jail on Monday evening. But the DB learnt about it after his release. Later, the DB conducted raids throughout Monday night and arrested him from Khilgaon area early Tuesday morning.

The Indian government also wants to get him back.

DIG, Prison (Dhaka) Golam Haider said Daud Merchant was in Kashimpur Jail after being arrested in a case. He got bail from a court on November 19 last. The bail documents reached at the jail on November 29. After examining all the documents, he was released on Monday evening from the jail.

Replying to a query, he said the jailor told him that all concerned were confirmed earlier that Daud Merchant was going to be released.


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