Thursday, May 3, 2007

Prof Yunus Killer-Suspect sent to Rajshahi Jail

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi


The key accused in Rajshahi University professor Mohammad Yunus murder case and JMB leader Shahidullah alias Mahbub was sent to Rajshahi central jail last evening.


Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that is investigating into the case now produced Shahidullah before a metropolitan magistrate court in Rajshahi seeking him on 10 day police remand.


The court did not hear on the CID's remand petition following a full court reference over death of a lawyer and ordered his jail custody.


The court also fixed May 6 for hearing. Shahidullah, also husband of executed JMB kingpin Bangla Bhai's niece was held in Bogra on Wednesday.


Shahidullah confessed to be one of the planners of Prof Yunus murder.


In March, 2006, a government press briefing in Dhaka revealed for the first time that JMB chief Shayakh Abdur Rahman confessed Yunus's killing.


CID informed a Rajshahi court that JMB's Rajshahi zonal commander Shafiullah Tarik confessed the killing providing judicial statement in Gazipur over a blast case of Joydevpur on April 13, 2006.


Then a previous police finding of Shibir involvement into the killing was brushed aside.


Total six militants were shown arrested in the case so far while another four militants were still in police haunt.


Arrestees include -- militant kingpin Asadullah Al Galib's grandson Shafiullah Tarik, Galib's Ahle Hadith Jubo Shangha (AHJS) adherent Golamur Rahman, Abu Isa Enamul and JMB cadre Abul Kashem Tufan.


Meanwhile, Prof Yunus, economics teacher and Bangabandhu Parishad president was killed on December 24 in 2004 during his morning walk.


As RU register in 1998, Yunus earned 'weighty hatred' from militant kingpin Asadullah Al Galib revealing the latter's 11-day secret tour to India, said sources.


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