Home minister says SP Babul being quizzed

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Dhaka, June 25: Police superintendent Babul Akter has been taken into police custody for quizzing about the murder of his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu.

Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Saturday while talking to reporters after attending a programme at Dhaka Club in the capital.

Earlier in the small hours of Saturday, police picked up Babul Akter, whose wife Mahmuda Khanam was killed by unknown assailants in Chittagong early this month, from his in-law’s Bhuiyan Para residence in the city’s Khilgaon.

But, none from the authorities concerned were saying anything about the reasons why Babul Akter was picked up.

“Babul is being interrogated to confirm the identity of those arrested in connection with the murder,” said added.

“Deputy Commissioner (Motijheel division) Anwar Hossain along with Khilgaon police station officer-in-charge Moinul Hossain came to our house around 1:05 am and took Babul with them saying that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) wanted to talk to him,” said Babul’s father-in-law Md Mossharraf Hossain.

Mosharraf Hossain said alleged they have repeatedly tried to contact Babul over mobile phone several times, but haven’t got any response from the other side. “Even the OC hasn’t picked up the phone.”

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