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Nur Hossain shifted to Kashimpur

WT24 Desk

The prime accused in the sensational Narayanganj 7-murder case Nur Hossain was shifted to Kashimpur high security prison from Dhaka central jail on Sunday afternoon, agencies report.  Sources at the Dhaka central jail confirmed the shift, saying that he was sent to Kashimpur from Dhaka Central Jail at around 3:00 pm.

Earlier on Friday afternoon, Nur Hossain was shifted to Dhaka central jail from Narayanganj as Chief Judicial Magistrate court of Narayanganj district sent him to jail. Nur Hossain was shown arrested in 11 cases, including the seven-murder case, filed with Siddhirganj and Fatullah police stations after he was handed over by India last Thursday night.

Earlier on October 16, an Indian court ordered extradition of Nur Hossain to Bangladesh by December 15 next. However, the court ordered continuation of the case against two other accused — Khan Sumon and Wahiduzzaman – who were arrested along with Nur Hossain from an apartment in Kolkata on June 14, 2014.

On April 27, 2014, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his three associates and driver were abducted by miscreants from Fatullah area of Narayanganj. At the same time, senior lawyer at district Judge’s Court Chandan Kumar Sarker and his driver were also abducted on their way to capital Dhaka. Three days into their abduction, the bodies of six people, including those of Nazrul and Chandan Kumar, were recovered from the Shitalakhya River on April 30 in the same year. The following day, the body of Jahangir, car driver of Nazrul Islam, was also recovered from the river.

Nur Hossian, a Narayanganj city Awami League leader and also a councillor, and his associates went into hiding following the abduction and killing of the seven people. Shahidul Islam alias Shahid chairman, father-in-law of slain Nazrul Islam, alleged that some officials of elite force Rab killed Nazrul Islam in exchange for Tk 6 crore from city councillor Nur Hossain.Meanwhile, People here on Sunday took the street and formed a human chain at Siddhirganj in the city demanding capital punishment for Nur Hossain, the prime accused in the sensational Narayanganj seven-murder case.

 Local people including the family members of five victims led by councilor of ward no. 2 of NCC Selina Islam, also the wife of slain councilor Najrul Islam, formed the human chain amid tight security at Dhanu Hazi Road on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway around 10:30 am.

They also demanded Nur Hossain be taken on remand for quizzing.  During the human chain, Selina Hossain alleged that those who were eliminated from the charge sheet and the accomplises of Nur Hossain have been threatening the victims’ families regularly. Later, they brought out a rally and chanted slogans for the capital punishment to Nur Hossain.

Nur, who along with his associates went into hiding in India after the gruesome seven-murder incident, was brought back to Narayanganj on November 13. On that day, he was hauled up before a Narayanganj court, which sent him to jail – bypassing remand on the pretext of his being already indicted. Following the court order, Nur Hossain was sent to Dhaka Central Jail in the evening.


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