An organized terrorist group that has no faith in country's independence and sovereignty, nor believes in nation's development and prosperity is involved with the killing of Assistant Sub-inspector(ASI) Ibrahim Mollah, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haq on Friday.
Police sources said they seized a hand camera from the detainee, Masud. Police suspected Masud's associate Kamal carried explosion in a bag and killed Ibrahim Mollah.
Members of police and Detective Branch (DB) on Friday also held three persons over the ASI murder in the capital from Kamrangirchar area, outskirt of the capital. Police said any terrorist group might have a link in the murder. The primary investigation found Masud is the activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.
Ibrahim Molla, 40, an Assistant Sub-Inspector of Darus Salam police station was stabbed to death while a team of police were engaged in searching at a checkpoint in front of Parboti Cinema hall at Gabtoli on Thursday night. Ibrahim Mollah had been posted at Darus Salam Police Station for the past one and a half years.
Meanwhile, after autopsy at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, the first namaz-e-janaza of Ibrahim was held at the ground of Rajarbagh Police Line. Later, the body was sent to his village Palpara Kachua in Bagerhat district.
After namaz-e-janaza, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque said police and detective branch in a joint drive held three suspected persons in the incident according to the person who was arrested on the spot. He also added, an organised terrorist group that does not believe in country's independence and does not want nation's development and progress might have been involved in the murder.
Asaduzzaman Mia Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said police recovered huge explosions from Kamrangirchar areas after getting information from detainee, Masud.
Faruqul Alam, inspector (investigation) of the police station, said a nine-member police team was making random searches at the checkpoint. The team stopped two youths, aged about 25, who were passing by the checkpoint around 9:00pm.
The two came to Gabtoli from Bogra by a bus, said Abu Taleb, driver of a microbus that the police team rented for patrolling. Taleb, who was watching the incident from his vehicle parked nearby, said three to four policemen took the two youths to a dark corner inside Parbat cinema hall premises, around 20 yards from the checkpoint.
When the cops were about to search the youths, one of them managed to free himself from the grips of the policemen and ran away. At this, all cops but Ibrahim chased him. Meanwhile, Ibrahim continued to search the other youth, who suddenly stabbed him and fled away.
Father of an eight-year-old daughter Jannatul Fardusi and a two-year-old son Parage, Ibrahim had been living with his family near the police station.