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Two held over Khijir Khan killing

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Two held over Khijir Khan killing

Thereport24.com Desk:

Detectives of Dhaka Metropolitan Police in separate drives have arrested two individuals, including an ex-member of banned militant outfit JMB, in connection with the gruesome murder of ex-PDB chairman Khijir Khan.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) deputy commissioner (media and public relation) Muntasirul Islam confirmed this to UNB.

The arrestees were identified as Tarekul alias Mithu, who was picked up from Tangail and Alek Bepary, who law enforcers caught during a separate drive in Mirpur.

Two cameras and two laptops, presumably stolen, were also recovered from Mithu.

UNB was able to find out from another senior DB source, who preferred to remain anonymous, that Tarekul had deep roots within banned JMB.

Not only was he an organiser for the group at its peak, he was a member of its Suicide Squad and directly involved in the 17th August, 2005 near-simultaneous explosions that shook the entire country - going off in 63 out of 64 districts.

In the aftermath of the crime, he was arrested and put in jail. He was released IN 2010 after serving a 5-year sentence.

Ends/UNB/HB/Oct 15, 2015