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Police start investigation

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  • 7 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Police have started investigation into the repeated attempts to assassinate Bashundhara Group Managing Director and Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited Chairman Sayem Sobhan Anvir.

“We have begun investigation into the incident. It will be very helpful for investigation if we take the accused, Saiful Islam Saad, on remand,” Rafiqul Haque, inspector (investigation) of Vatara Police Station in the capital, said on Saturday.

He said that the incident seems to be very serious after watching video and photos over the issue. “The investigation will dig out everything,” he said.

The probe has been launched following a general diary (GD) filed over the incident with the police station.

Inspector Rafiqul Haque further said high police officers have been apprised of the incident. The inspector informed that police already sought five-day remand from a court to grill Saad. The court will hold hearing on the plea today.

Wishing anonymity, a sub-inspector of the police station told the Daily Sun that the assassination plot was a matter of fear not only for the Bashundhara Group MD, but also for all the industrialists.

Police arrested Saad from Bashundhara Residential Area on Friday for his suspected involvement in the assassination plot.

Major (rtd) Sheikh Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, head of Bashundhara Group Public Relations Department, lodged the GD with Vatara Police Station that day. Saiful Islam Saad is a student of Sautul Quran Madrasah and Orphanage in Bashundhara Residential Area.

In the GD, an appeal was made to include the names of Whip Shamsul Haque Chowdhury and his son Nazmul Karim Chowdhury Sharun as the masterminds of the assassination plot. Saad was produced before the court which sent him to jail on Friday.

During preliminary interrogation, Saad said that as part of the blueprint orchestrated by Whip Shamsul Haque Chowdhury from Chattogram-12 constituency (Patiya) and his son Sharun, he planned to shoot Anvir to death during Jum’a prayers.

Saad intentionally took a job at the residence of the Bashundhara Group MD and made several attempts to kill him.

Having failed to do so, he got enrolled into Sautul Quran Madrasah and Orphanage in Bashundhara Residential Area.

Students from the madrasah go to the MD residence every day to recite the Holy Quran. Saad had a target to execute the assassination plan in guise of a madrasah student.