10 Jun 2024, 19:08

Many may be arrested in Anar murder case after investigation: Home Minister

DHAKA, June 10, 2024 (BSS) - Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today
hinted that many people may be arrested in connection with the murder of
lawmaker Anwarul Azim Anar.

"Many suspects may be arrested after completing the investigation of the Anar
murder case," he told journalists replying to a question at his ministry
office here.

Replying to another question about a local leader Kazi Kamal Ahmed (Babu) who
was arrested in Jhenaidah in this connection, the minister said: "Let the
investigation be completed first, many may be arrested... No comments should
actually be made before the investigation."
Mentioning the law enforcement agencies findings of Anar murder case, he
said: "We are still saying that we have come very close to the truth. We can
reveal a lot to you then only, when the body is identified. I heard the
statement of those who committed to murder of Anar."
The Indian and Bangladeshi law enforcement agencies have been working jointly
to unearth everything of Anar killing, Kamal added.

"DNA tests will ensure whether the recovered objects are Anar's body or not.
If the DNA is matched with his daughter's DNA then it will be confirmed that
it's Anar's body. Before the test, we cannot be sure that the objects are the
parts of his body," he said.
Referring to two cases in connection with the murder, the minister said one
case was filed in India as the place of occurrence and another was filed in
Dhaka by the member of parliament (MP)'s daughter.

About the extradition treaty, he further said since the incident happened in
India, it is their responsibility to take back the main accused from the USA
for trial.

"As far as I know, the US has an extradition treaty with India, so in this
case, maybe the Indian government will get that benefit. We do not have the
treaty with the US. As a friendly country, we believe that India will
cooperate in all our activities and continue in the future," he said.

About an on duty police constable shot dead by another police at a sentry
post of Palestine Embassy, Kamal said a probe committee was formed to
investigate the matter.
"After getting the report, we can disclose details of the accused as he was
mentally sick or felt depressed. Before publishing the report, we should not
say anything about the shooting," he said.

He said members of the law enforcement agencies are always responsible for
controlling law and order and ensuring the overall security and safety of the

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