A Chattogram court has placed ex-SP Babul Akter on 5-day remand in a case over the sensational murder of his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu in 2016.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sarwar Jahan granted the remand when police produced him before the court with 7-day remand plea on Wednesday.Earlier on the day, Mitu’s father Mosharraf Hossain filed the case with Panchlaish Police Station, said officer-in-charge of the police station Abul Kashem Bhuiyan.
The seven other accused are Md Kamrul Islam Shikdar alias Musa (40), Ehteshamul Hoque (41), Md Motaleb Mia (27), Md Anwar Hossain (28), Md Khairul Islam (28), Md Saidul Islam Shikdar (45), and Shahjahan Mia (28).
On June 5, 2016, unidentified assailants gunned down Babul's wife Mitu at the port city's GEC intersection while she was going to drop her son Mahir Akhter, 7, for a bus of Chittagong Cantonment Public School and College.
Soon after the crime, Babul had filed a murder case with Panchlaish Police Station against three unidentified men.
Later, police arrested four people, including Abu Nasur Gunu, Shah Zaman alias Robin, Md Anwar and Md Motaleb Mia alias Wasim, from different places in connection with the murder.