Huji's death-row convict Mufti Hai arrested
DHAKA, May 26, 2022 (BSS) - The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-2) has arrested Mufti Abdul Hai, a fugitive convicted to death for attempting to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2000 who was living in Narayanganj changing his name since 2009.
Members of RAB-2 arrested Mufti Abdul Hai, former Amir (chief) and founding member of the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad Bangladesh (Huji), from Fatullah in Narayanganj on Wednesday night.
He was convicted in the case of attempt to assassinate Sheikh Hasina at Kotalipara in Gopalganj and 2001 Ramna Batamul blast case.
RAB Assistant Director (Media) ANM Imran Khan confirmed the arrest, saying that details will be announced at an official press conference today.
On July 20, 2000, an attempt was made to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by planting a bomb at a public meeting place in Kotalipara, Gopalganj. The court sentenced 14 militants to death in that case.
On June 23, 2014, a court sentenced eight people including the top leader of Huji -Mufti Hannan to death and six others to life imprisonment, for bombing and killing 10 people at Ramna Batamul on Bengali new year function on 2001.
According to RAB sources, he was among the capital punishment awardees in these two cases.
He was also sentenced to life in the Bangabandhu Avenue grenade attack case.