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Bangladesh confirms having Nur Hossain in its custody, taking him to Dhaka


Dhaka, Nov.13 : The Government of Bangladesh has confirmed receiving custody of Nur Hossain, the key accused in Narayanganj 7-murder, from Indian authorities, and said that he is now on his way from the Benapole border checkpost to Dhaka, where he will be interrogated and produced before the relevant judicial authorities for trial.

Nur Hossain was taken into custody late on Thursday night after the Indian Border Security Force handed him over to the Border Guard Bangladesh at Benapole.

The Daily Star quoted Superintendent of Police Khandaker Muhit of Narayanganj, as saying that Hossain was taken away in a microbus in the company of a joint police-BGB team and was heading to Dhaka.

The daily reported that Hossain was wearing a bullet proof vest and a helmet when he boarded the Bangladesh police vehicle.

The deportation took place a day after the Bangladesh government handed over top Ulfa leader Anup Chetia to the Indian authorities. The founding member of one of India’s top insurgent groups United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) had been in prison since his arrest in Mohammadpur in December 1997.

Nur is wanted in almost a dozen cases, including the one filed over the killing of seven people-Narayanganj City Corporation ward councillor Nazrul Islam, his driver and three associates, and senior lawyer Chandan Sarkar and his driver. The seven were abducted allegedly by some Rapid Action Battalion men from Dhaka-Narayanganj Link Road on April 27 last year. (ANI )

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