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Probe Into N'ganj 7-Murder
Govt report by Feb 12
Published : Sunday, 8 February, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 16

Probe Into N'ganj 7-MurderMohosinul Karim
Finally, the committee on Narayanganj seven murders has prepared final draft of the probe report eight months after its formation to investigate the sensational  incident.
The report, prepared without quizzing the main accused of the incident Nur Hossain, is likely to be submitted to the High Court by February 12.
Earlier, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) submitted its findings to the High Court in December.
RAB found involvement of 21 of its staff, including its former Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Tareque Sayeed and Major Arif Hossain, in the sensational seven murders.
On April 27, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam and his four associates and senior lawyer Chandan Sarker and his driver were abducted and killed allegedly by RAB 11 personnel. Their bodies were later found floating in the Shitalakhya river.
Member Secretary of the body, Abul Kashem Mohammad Mohiuddin, a deputy secretary at the Ministry of Public Administration, is also hopeful of submitting the probe body report by February 12.
"We've completed preparation of the probe report. We're now examining the report before its submission to the High Court," he said.
The government constituted the probe body on May 5 following the High Court directive. Public Service Commission Secretary Shahjahan Ali Molla, who served as additional secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration, was made then the chief of the committee. It had started working on May 7.
"The probe report has completed its investigation. We hope we will submit our findings to the High Court on by February 12," Member Secretary of the committee Abul Kashem Mohammad Mohiuddin told the Daily Observer.
Earlier, the probe body had faced some troubles on finalising the probe report while head of the inquiry committee Shahjahan Ali Molla was transferred as the Secretary of the PSC.
To solve the problem, the Ministry of Public Administration made its Additional Secretary Abdul Hakim the new head of the probe body. But, refusing to accept the new appointment on the plea that the earlier body had almost completed its probe, the HC asked Molla to remain as the body chief.
Mohiuddin said, "We've tried to quiz Nur Hossain. But, we could not, due to the delay of his repatriation. We were not allowed to quiz him visiting India, where he was detained. It's not possible for the body to wait further to quiz him. So, we have decided to submit soon the report based on the information we obtained after interrogating the persons probably involved in the gruesome murders."
According to a member of the body, they have found around 40 persons guilty, including 17 members of the RAB, and Nur Hossain. Some of the allies of Nur Hossain were also found guilty in this connection.

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