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Monday, September 14, 2015, Bhadra 30, 1422 BS, Zilqad 29, 1436 Hijr

Flight of bombing suspect: Dhaka allays Thai fears
Saleem Samad
Published :Monday, 14 September, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 106
Bangladesh embassy in Bangkok has taken 'urgent measures' to offset shock waves after the Bangkok bombing suspect 'flew to Beijing via Bangladesh' two weeks after deadly shrine attack.
The consular section of Bangladesh mission in Thailand has already been kept on 'high alert' since Erawan Shrine bombing and would continue to exercise utmost caution before issuing visas to third country nationals living in Thailand, confirmed Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand Saida Muna Tasneem.
The Bangkok bomber suspect Abdusataer Abudureheman, also known as Izan arrived Dhaka on the eve of the Erawan Shrine bombing with a single entry tourist visa issued from Bangladesh embassy in Bangkok on  August 5.
The suspect boarded Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Bangkok and arrived in Dhaka on August 16 on the eve of the bombing at a Hindu shrine.
The suspect, a Chinese Muslim Thai police believe organised the plot, is said to have taken a flight from Dhaka to Beijing on August 30 by an Indian private airlines Jet Airways.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister launched full investigation of the incident and Bangkok Ambassador submitted a 4-page report marked 'confidential' to MoFA on September 10. A copy of the confidential report has been acquired by The Daily Observer on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh assured the Thai police authorities of "all out cooperation" to probe into the itinerary of the Bangkok bomber during his two weeks stay in Dhaka and any information that would help bring the suspect to justice.
Bangladesh police and security agencies were looking for the suspect's hotel in Dhaka.

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