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MP Anar Murder

AL leader Gas Babu put on 7-day remand

Published : Monday, 10 June, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 119

Kazi Kamal Ahmed alias Gas Babu, an Awami League (AL) leader from Jhenaidah, was placed on a seven-day remand on Sunday in a case filed over the abduction of Jhenaidah-4 MP Anwarul Azim Anar for murder.

Kamal, the Relief and Social Welfare Affairs Secretary of Jhenaidah AL, is the cousin of US citizen Aktaruzzaman Shahin, the mastermind of MP Anar murder.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mehedi Hasan passed the remand order after .Md Mahfuzur Rahman, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Detective Branch of Police and also the Investigation Officer of the case, produced the accused before the court with a 10-day remand prayer.

The IO in his  remand prayer said the mastermind of MP Anar murder US citizen  Aktaruzzaman had conversation with Kamal over WhatsApp. The main accused Shimul Bhuiyan in his confessional statement said Kamals involvement in the killing of MP Azim. Moreover, Kamal had communication with three other accused who were earlier arrested in connection with the murder. So, Kamal needs to be remanded to collect vital clues about the killing.

The defence submitted an application seeking bail and cancellation of the remand prayer saying that their client was implicated in the case for harassment.

Upon hearing both the sides, the magistrate turned down the defence pleas and placed the accused on a seven-day remand for quizzing about the incident.

Earlier the three accused Shimul Bhuiyan, Celesty Rahman and Tanvir Bhuiyan, arrested in Bangladesh, confessed to their crimes in MP Anar murder case On June 7, detectives picked up Kamal from the Adarshapara area in Jhenaidah in connection with the case.

Anwarul Azim Anar, a lawmaker from the ruling Awami League, crossed the Darshana-Gede border into India for treatment on May 12. He stayed at his friend Gopal Biswass home in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

The following day, he left to see a doctor at around noon and was expected to return in the evening. However, a WhatsApp message from his phone to Biswas said that he had gone to Delhi instead and would call if necessary.

Since then, he could not be reached by phone. Eventually, the Bangladesh government confirmed his death on May 22, citing Indian police.

Anar was a three-time MP and also President of Kaliganj upazila unit Awami League.

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