Police arrested another former Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) officer from Dhaka cantonment area for his suspected link with sensational 7-killing after abduction in Narayanganj early Sunday.
Narayanganj District Detective Branch of Police (DB) detained Lieutenant Colonel MM Rana, who was on deputation in Rab-11 in Narayanganj accused from Dhaka Cantonment in the city around 1:30am.
Confirming the matter, Narayanganj Police Super Dr Khandakar Mahid Uddin told banglanews, “Acting on a tip off, police arrested him from the area and was kept at Narayanganj police line.”
Earlier on Saturday, police arrested two others accused former Commanding Officer of RAB 11 Tareq Sayeed Mohammad and Major Arif Hossain from the area.
Earlier, the High court asked inspector general of police to take steps to arrest the trio and hand them over to the detectives investigating the sensational case.
The order was faxed to the IGP’s office around 9:30pm Sunday, Supreme Court Registrar AKM Shamsul Islam said.
The three- Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, Maj Arif Hossain and Lt Commander SM Masud Rana – were sent deputation from RAB-11 on April 29 and forced into retirement on May 6 with all service benefits.
On April 30, seven bodies including Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam and his four aides and senior lawyer Chandan Sarker and his driver were found floating in the Shitalakkhya river.
They were kidnapped from Dhaka-Narayanganj link road on April 27.
**2 ex-RAB officers on 5-day remand.