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India to seek extradition of main suspect in MP Anar murder from US

Published : Saturday, 25 May, 2024 at 11:27 PM  Count : 3944

Jhenaidaha-4 MP Anwarul Azim Anar and Akhtaruzzaman Shahin

Jhenaidaha-4 MP Anwarul Azim Anar and Akhtaruzzaman Shahin

West Bengal CID has said it is planning to seek the extradition of Akhtaruzzaman Shahin, the key suspect in Jhenaidaha-4 MP Anwarul Azim Anar murder in Kolkata, under the bilateral treaty with the US.
 
"India has an extradition treaty with the United States, but Bangladesh does not have any such treaty. We are planning to extradite Shahin to India because the crime occurred in our state," a senior CID officer said, requesting anonymity, on Saturday.

Shahin, a close friend and business partner of Anwarul Azim Anar, who holds a US citizenship, is believed to be in New York City.

On the other hand, Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said his ministry was working with India, Nepal, Interpol, and the US to get to Shahin.

"Of course, we are looking for Akhtaruzzaman Shahin. He is a key suspect and wanted. We have sought help from Indian, Nepal, and US law enforcement agencies to put him on trial," PTI quoted Asaduzzaman Khan as saying.

"We are working on a system to bring Shahin back … We are in touch with all the agencies concerned including the Interpol to ensure justice to our parliamentarian's family. We have already arrested three persons including a woman. Two of them have criminal backgrounds and we are checking the antecedents of the woman," he said.
Asked about the motive behind the murder, the home minister said, "We will reveal it soon."

On May 18, Shahin flew to Nepal after Anar's murder and then went to Dubai before going to New York, West Bengal CID sources said.

On May 11, Anar went to Kolkata for medical treatment and went missing from there on May 13.

According to Indian investigators, Shahin used a Bangladeshi model to lure MP to a posh flat in a residential complex in Kolkata's New Town area and murdered Anar there within 15 minutes of his entering the flat.

On entering the flat, Anar was administered chloroform and he fell unconscious, after which he was smothered to death with a pillow.

Jihad Hawaladar, a butcher from Khulna who was arrested by West Bengal CID yesterday, then peeled Aanr's skin and chopped his body parts which were packed in plastic bags for dumping in different places near Kolkata, the investigators said.

Meanwhile, the body of the slain MP has not been found yet.

The West Bengal police continued their efforts to locate body parts of Anar near Bhangar. Drones, under-water cameras, and divers were used to scour some ponds in Polerhat near Bhangar to try and find the body parts, the CID officer said.

END/SZA

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