Sylhet: Police Headquarters on Monday asked the Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) to hand over the blogger Ananta Bijoy Das killing case to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for investigation.
As the SMP could not make any breakthrough into the killing even in 14 days of the incident, the Police Headquarters asked the SMP to hand over the onus of investigation to the CID, sources at the SMP said.
Blogger Ananta, also an activist of Sylhet Ganajagaran Mancha, was hacked to death by a group of assailants in broad daylight at Subidbazar Bankalapara in the city on the morning of May 12.
On May 13, Rateshwar Das, elder brother of Ananta Bijoy, filed the case against four people with Airport Police Station.
Officer-in-charge of the police station Nurul Alam was given the task of investigating the case.
Ananta Bijoy was also a writer in the ‘Mukto-Mona blog’, founded by blogger Avijit Roy - who had been murdered two and a half months ago after he came home from the USA.