Top JMB leader confesses to involvement in Prof Yunus murder
Operations commander of greater Rajshahi JMB Shahidullah Mahbub in a judicial statement yesterday confessed to his involvement in the murder of Rajshahi University Professor Mohammad Yunus.
Metropolitan Magistrate Jonendranath Sarkar recorded his statement on his return from Dhaka where he was interrogated at Taskforce Interrogation Cell under a seven-day remand.
Mahbub, also husband of Bangla Bhai's niece, was held from Bogra.
Earlier on April 13 in 2006, Shafiullah Tarek, grandson of another JMB commander and militant kingpin Asadullah Al Galib, admitted his involvement in the murder.
The JMB leader in his statement said JMB chief Shayakh Abdur Rahman, executed recently, ordered him over mobile phone to slay Yunus a month before the killing.
Mahbub said he and Golam Mostafa, adherent of Galib's Ahle Hadith Jubo Sangha, used to follow Yunus' movement.
Ibrahim, lynched in 2005 by a mob, first hit on Yunus' head in the early hours on December 24, 2004 near Binodpur Ahle Hadith Mosque, according to the JMB leader.
Then Zayed alias Zahid, Abdul Matin alias Boma Matin, Abul Kashem Tufan stabbed Yunus till death, Mahbub said adding Shafiullah Tarek, Abu Isa Enamul and Golam Mostafa helped them.
Mostafa and Enamul earlier denied murder charges against them.
Mahbub also mentioned names of his two squad members-- Fazle Rabbi alias Sanaullah of Gaibandha and Abbas of Chapainawabganj. Both are absconding.
Yunus was an economics teacher and president of RU Bangabandhu Parishad.