Saturday, 4 December, 2021
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Mitu murder: Arms supplier Bhola arrested in Jeshore

Police on Saturday arrested Ehteshamul Haque Bhola , who allegedly supplied arms used in the killing of former police superintendent Babul Akter's wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu, from Benapole  in Jeshore district.

Santosh Chakma, the investigative officer in the case and PBI Inspector (Chattogram Metro Zone) said,” Members of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested him early Saturday while he was fleeing to India.”

There is substantial evidence that Bhola provided the firearms and ammunition for killing Mitu.

He was earlier arrested and jailed for several days.

However, the High Court in September granted him four weeks' bail.

He recently applied for anticipatory bail before the High Court after a re-arrest warrant was issued against him, but the HC ordered Bhola to surrender to a lower court.

But Bhola tried to flee the country without surrendering to the lower court.

Tipped off, PBI conducted a drive and arrested Bhola from Durgapur Bazar Road in Benapole Bazar along  the border.

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 for a bus of Chittagong Cantonment Public School and College.

Soon after the crime, a murder case was filed at Panchlaish Police Station against three unidentified men, following a complaint by Babul.

On May 12 this year, PBI submitted its final report in the case.

He  is currently behind the bars over a murder case filed by Mitu’s father.