Friday, June 20, 2008

40 top outlaws still at large despite hunt for their heads

Around 40 top tier leaders of different outlawed outfits from 10 southwestern districts are still at large despite all-out efforts to trap them in last several years.

Sources say these outlaws are still active and involved in various crimes, mostly extortion and murder, in the 10 districts.

They say the leaders are also trying to reorganise their own outfits and gangs to increase strength before the local government and national elections.

The outlaw leaders are also trying to recruit new cadres and allegedly maintaining close contact with some top political leaders including former lawmakers. The sources say these political leaders had earlier used outlaws to manipulate polls and establish supremacy in the districts of Kushtia, Meherpur, Chuadanga, Jhenidah, Magura, Jessore, Narail, Khulna, Bagerhat and Satkhira.

Of the top criminals, all are from outlawed parties except four gang leaders. The outlawed parties are four factions of Purba Banglar Communist Party -- (PBCP-ML), Janajuddha, PBCP-Red Flag and PBCP-Communist War; Biplabi Communist Party (BCP), New Biplabi Communist Party (NBCP), Gono Bahini (GB), Gono Mukti Fouz (GMF), Banglar Communist Party, Socialist Party (SP), Biplabi Anuragi, Chinnamu Communist Party (CCP) and Sharbahara People's March.

The sources say the underground parties have over 5,000 cadres still active in the region who carry equal number of firearms.

Eight top outlawed party leaders and a gang group boss are still active in Kushtia. They are Azibor Rahman of GMF and his second-in-command Mandar, GMF chief Sahin and three 'regional commanders' -- Mukul, Tikka and Bakhtiar...
read Amanur Aman's The Daily Star story

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