RAB arrests three attackers of Ghoraghat UNO

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RANGPUR, Sept 4, 2020 (BSS) – Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-13 arrested three suspects in connection with attacks on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam and her father Omar Ali Sheikh in the early hours on Thursday.

“The arrested persons have admitted their involvement in the gruesome attacks on the UNO and her father,” Reza Ahmmed Ferdous, commanding officer of RAB-13, disclosed this in a press briefing on his office premises here this evening.

Alongside police, CID and other investigating agencies, RAB-13 started shadow investigation into the case filed by Sheikh Farid Uddin, the UNO’s brother, with Ghoraghat police station of Dinajpur in connection with the attacks.

“We conducted hectic raids at different places of Hakimpur and Ghoraghat upazilas and other places in Dinajpur from September 3 in the morning to 5 pm on September 4 to nab the criminals behind the attacks,” Reza said.

The elite force first arrested Asadul Haque, 35, from the Bangla Hili area in Hakimpur upazila of Dinajpur.

“As per confession of Asadul, we arrested Nabiul Islam, 36, and Santu Kumar Biswas, 28, from Ghoraghat upazila today and brought the arrestees to the RAB-13 headquarters in Rangpur city for primary interrogation,” he said.

Responding to a question, Reza said that Asadul during interrogation claimed that they attacked the UNO and her father in a bid to steal money and wealth from the UNO’s residence and Nabiul was the masterminded the plan.

He also informed that elite force has recovered the red T-shirt worn by Asadul and the hammer used by the arrestees while attacking the UNO and her father.

Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Md. Abdul Wahab Bhuiyan has formed a three-member probe committee to investigate into the incident with Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Md. Zakir Hossain as its chief.

The two other members of the committee are an Additional Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Rangpur Range of Bangladesh Police and Additional District Magistrate of Dinajpur district administration.

The committee will submit its report within the next seven working days.

Talking to reporters, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Bangladesh Police for Rangpur Range said police, RAB-13 and all other agencies are investigating into the case and all criminals involved in the attacks will be brought under the law of the land.