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Tipu murder suspect Musa arrested in Oman

  • Special Correspondent
  • 4 June, 2022 12:00 AM
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Sumon Sikdar Musa, a key suspect for the murder of Motijheel Awami League leader Jahidul Islam Tipu and college student Samia Afnan Prity, has been arrested in Oman.

Bangladesh police sought Interpol's help in arresting Musa who fled abroad shortly after committing the crime.

After Interpol confirmed the arrest of Musa, Bangladesh initiated a move to bring him back into the country, said Mohiul Islam, an assistant inspector general (AIG), who heads the National Central Bureau (NCB) at the Police Headquarters.

“Musa has been arrested in Oman. We are contacting Oman authorities to bring him back. We are also planning to send a police team. We hope to get a positive result soon,” Islam said.

On the night of March 24, Zahidul Islam alias Tipu was shot dead near the   Amtala Mosque in Shahjahanpur.

College student Samia Afrin Prity, who was sitting in a rickshaw during a traffic jam, was also shot dead.

 Local woman ward councillor Farhana Islam Dolly, wife of slain Jahidul Islam Tipu, filed a murder case with Shahjahanpur Police Station on March 25.

On the night of March 26, DB arrested a man named Masum Mohammad alias Akash from Bogura, who had fired a shot at Tipu.

According to the RAB, some local Awami League leaders, including Omar Farooq, planned to assassinate Tipu to avoid a conflict of dominance over extortion and tenders. Revenge for the murder of Reazul Haque Milky and the murder of Bocha Babu was also the reason behind the assassination.

Musa served as a conduit between the criminal underworld and the political circle. He also served as a liaison between Dhaka's underworld and Dubai's. On March 12, only two weeks before Tipu's murder, he flew out of Dhaka for Dubai. The assassination of the Awami League's leader was planned in Dubai.

According to the media reports, Musa went to Oman from Dubai last month.

AKM Hafiz Akter,additional commissioner of the Directive Branch of police, who is in charge of an investigation into the murder of Tipu and Prity, also said the process of repatriating Musa has begun.

"It'll be a major success for us if we can bring back Musa through the efforts of the Police Headquarters."