Don't know anyone named Arav: Ex-IGP Benazir
Published : Saturday, 18 March, 2023 at 9:23 PM Count : 711
Former IGP Benazir Ahmed has said he doesn't know anyone called Rabiul Islam Apon alias Arav Khan, who is accused in a murder case of a police inspector.
Benazir Ahmed also mentioned having no prior acquaintance with Arav khan on his verified Facebook page on Saturday.
"I performed my duty with devotion. Now I am retired. I had no personal contact or acquaintance with Arav or Rabiul," he said on Saturday.
There are several allegations that with the help of a recently retired, highly-ranked senior police officer, Arav Khan fled the country by changing his name and making a fake passport.
In a Facebook post, he wrote: "I want to assure and fully confirm to you all that I do not know anyone by the name of Arav alias Rabiul alias Hridoy. There is no basic acquaintance between us."
The former IGP also claims that he has fought against murderers, terrorists, drug dealers, and smugglers, throughout his career, and has never been an accomplice.
"I have immense gratitude for your endless love, support, and cooperation," he wrote.
Arav Khan, whose real name is Rabiul Islam alias Apon alias Shohag alias Hridoy, is a fugitive accused in a number of cases, including one filed over the murder of Special Branch Inspector Md Mamun Emran Khan in 2018.
After the murder, Rabiul allegedly fled to India and secured an Indian passport under the name of Arav Khan, and went to Dubai.
Since February, Arav Khan also posted videos of several cricket stars from England, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and UAE, who were supposedly invited to the event.