Moslem Uddin, another Bangabandhu killer, held: Indian media21 April 2020 bdnews24.com
The Indian media has reported the arrest of Moslem Uddin, another convicted killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who had long remained at large.
The Bangladesh government is yet to confirm the development.
According to Bangladesh intelligence agents, Moslem was living in West Bengal using a fake identity, just like Abdul Majed, another killer of Bangabandhu who was hanged recently, reports Anandabazar.
Bangladesh intelligence agents received leads on Moslem Uddin after interrogating Majed, said the report.
A senior government
functionary in Bangladesh said Moslem Uddin was arrested on suspicion in India. "The man is being interrogated. The government will disclose information when confirmed."
Asked about the report on Monday, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told bdnews24.com, "We are aware of it but we can't confirm anything until the matter is verified."
On whether the Bangladesh government has reached out to India, Khan said officials are already attending to the matter.
According to the report, Bangladesh intelligence agents received leads on Moslem Uddin after interrogating Majed which they then forwarded to their Indian counterparts, noting that it would be tough to apprehend and repatriate him due to the ongoing coronavirus shutdown.