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Friday, July 17, 2015, Shraban 2, 1422 BS, Ramadan 29, 1436 Hijr

Crime Follow-up
No headway yet on identifying killers of blogger Ananta Das
Mamunur Rashid
Published :Friday, 17 July, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 5

Police so far failed to identify the culprits and find clues in connection with the murder of 'Mukta-Mona' blogger Ananta Bijoy Das.
But police claimed that they have made some progress in their investigations.
Idris Ali, a photojournalist of the local Daily Sabuj Sylhet-was arrested in connection with the murder of blogger and online activist Ananta Bijoy Das.
Sources said that all of the law enforcement units are involved in the investigation and it has been monitored from the highest level.
Police has been trying to find out the local killer and also trying to find out any relation of Al-Qaeda team in the killing. But police are yet to identify the IP address of the tweet, on which responsibility of the killing has been acknowledged.
Sources told the Daily Observer on Thursday that "It has been very difficult to find out killers and is difficult to assess the success of this kind of investigation." "Look at the investigation of Rajib and Avijit killing investigation. None has been arrested related to these killings as well," he added.
Notable, Ratneswar Das, elder brother of deceased Ananta Bijoy filed a murder case under Airport thana accusing four unknown masked men.
Nurul Alam, Officer in-Charge (Investigation) of Sylhet-Airport police station said, "The investigation is advancing according to few sources. We are not disclosing anything for the sake of the investigation."
He added that in primary investigation they have suspected the killers were monitoring the spot for the last two-three months and on favourable situation they killed Ananta.
Ananta Bijoy Das, 32, was a banker who wrote blogs for Mukto-Mona, the website once moderated by Avijit Roy. Police said that, according to writings by Das that they had collected, he also wrote about science and the evolution of the Soviet Union. A group of machete-wielding attackers hacked him to death in the north-eastern city of Sylhet last May.
A fellow blogger is reported as saying that while Das championed secularism he was mostly concerned with science, and had written a book about Charles Darwin, sources said.

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