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ABT leader held over Avijit, Xulhaz murder

Sun Online Desk     19th November, 2017 05:08:14 printer

ABT leader held over Avijit, Xulhaz murder

A leader of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) was arrested on Saturday from Badaldi road in Baunia of Dhaka in blogger and writer Avijit Roy and USAID staff Xulhaz Mannan murder cases.


Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said tipped off, a unit of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) conducted a drive in Baunia area under Turag Police Station and arrested Mojammel Hossain alias Saimun in the afternoon.


Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahbub Tanoy, an activist of theatre group Loknatya Dal, were hacked to death by some unidentified miscreants at an apartment in the capital’s Kalabagan area on April 25 in 2015.


Meanwhile, Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born US citizen and founder of Mukto-Mona blog, was hacked to death, and his wife Rafida Afrin Banya was injured as unidentified killers attacked them with meat cleavers near TSC on the Dhaka University Campus on February 26 in 2015.


Source: UNB