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JMB man Bulbul remanded over Mitu killing
A court here on Tuesday placed detained member of banned Islamist militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Fuad alias Bulbul on a five-day remand over the killing of Police Super Babul Akhter’s wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu.
Metropolitan Magistrate Harunur Rashid passed the order after a team of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) produced Bulbul before the court seeking a seven-day remand, said Additional Deputy Commissioner (Prosecution) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) Nirmalanda Bikash.
Earlier, the PBI filed a petition with the court seeking a seven-day remand for JMB man Bulbul showing him arrested in a murder case filed earlier with Bakalia Police Station on May 29 last year.
The remand was sought to be sure whether Bulbul has any link to the murder of Mitu, said Bikash.
Sources at the PBI said Bulbul sent a letter to another JMB member from Chittagong jail in May to kill some policemen, including Babul Akhter, who arrested five JMB men, including Bulbul and JMB man Javed, along with huge arms, grenade and explosives during a drive in Khoajnagar area of Karnaphuli Police Station on October 5 last year.
The JMB men exploded a grade to kill Babu Akhter during the operation. However, Babul escaped unhurt.
Javed was killed in a self-engineered grenade explosion when police along with Javed raided the Oxygen-Kuwaish Road in the city in the early hours on October 6 to recover more firearms and grenades.
Police recovered the letter from a JMB den in Gaibandha and later it reached CMP via the police headquarters.
Assistant Commissioner (South) of Detective Branch (DB) Kamruzzaman, also investigation officer of the Mitu killing case, said, “We’re looking into all aspects to debunk the mystery behind the murder.”
On June 5, unidentified miscreants gunned down Mahmuda Khanam Mitu at the city's GEC intersection while she went there to drop her son, Mahir Akhter, 7, for a bus to Chittagong Cantonment Public School and College.