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Friday, November 13, 2015, Kartik 29, 1422 BS, Muharram 30, 1437 Hijri

N'ganj Seven Murder Case
Nur Hossain brought back from India
Staff Correspondent
Published :Friday, 13 November, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 66
A day after handing over ULFA leader Anup Chetia to India, Bangladesh on Thursday night brought back Nur Hossain, the prime accused in Narayangaj seven-murder case, from India.
Receiving Nur Hossain from the team of an Indian intelligence agency from Petrapole border at Haridashpur in India, a Bangladeshi police team, led by Additional Superintendent of Police of Jessore, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) and Officer in Charge of Benapole police station entered Benapole border around 11.15 of Thursday night, witnesses said.
Our Jessore Correspondent added that Nur was brought back by a black microbus. A team of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) cordoned the vehicle and helped Bangladeshi police cross the border with Nur Hossain.
The a black microbus carrying Nur Hossain, escorted by a police team, headed for Narayanganj from Benapole border.
Narayanganj Superintendent of Police Khandaker Muhid Uddin confirmed this while talking to this correspondent at 1 am.
Earlier, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Major General Aziz Ahmed told the Daily Observer: "Nur Hossain is being brought back from India as the Indian authority agreed to give the accused back for facing trial of the most sensitive seven-murder case.
Earlier, Police said a team the Detective Branch (DB) of Narayanganj police was heading to Benapole to receive Nur Hossain who fled to India after the sensational seven murders, including Councillor Nazrul Islam.
Earlier, on Wednesday morning, United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) General Secretary Anup Chetia was handed over to India after 18 years of his trespassing into Bangladesh.
Earlier on October 16, an Indian court ordered extradition of Nur Hossain to Bangladesh by December 15 next.
Acting District and Sessions Judge of the North 24 Parganas district at Barasat in West Bengal passed the order withdrawing the case against him under Section 14 of the Indian Foreigners Act.
However, the court ordered continuation of the case against two other accused -- Khan Sumon and Wahiduzzaman -- who were arrested along with Nur Hossain from an apartment in Kolkata on June 14, 2014.
On April 27, 2014, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his three associates and driver were abducted by miscreants from Fatullah area of Narayanganj. Hours after their abduction, senior lawyer at district Judge's Court Chandan Kumar Sarker and his driver were also abducted on their way to capital Dhaka.
Three days into their abduction, the bodies of six people, including those of Nazrul and Chandan Kumar, were recovered from the Shitalakhya River on April 30 in the same year. The following day, the body of Jahangir, car driver of Nazrul Islam, was also recovered from the river.
Nur Hossian, a Narayanganj city Awami League leader and also a councillor, and his associates remained absconding following the abduction and killing of the seven people.
Shahidul Islam alias Shahid chairman, father-in-law of slain Nazrul Islam, alleged that some officials of elite force RAB killed Nazrul Islam in exchange for Tk 6 crore from city councillor Nur Hossain.

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