Activists of the ruling Awami League and its associate bodies planned the participated in the killing of three fellows at Badda in the capital on Thursday night, investigators found.
Detective Branch officials said that at least three people, including Juba League activists Faruque Ahmed Milon and Jahangir Alam, were detained and were being interrogated at the Detective Branch office on Minto road.
Mahbubur Rahman Gama’s father Motiur Rahmna, however, filed a case with Badda police station on Saturday night against 10 to 12 unidentified people.
The victim families said that they wanted to lodge cases naming some accused, but the police refused to record the cases.
Inspector general of police AKM Shahidul Hoque, however, said that they were not informed about the allegation and case was filed in due process of law.
The police said that they were focusing on three possible motives – dispute over cattle market lease, personal clash and business feud.
Detective Branch joint commissioner Monirul Islam said that they identified some people who were involved in or masterminded the murder. Some accused might get arrested any moment.
Dhaka North unit Swechchhasebak League assistant cultural affairs secretary Mahbubur Rahman alias Gama, 40,
Dhaka City Awami League Ward-6 unit joint secretary Shamsu Molla, 50, and another person named Firoz Ahmed Manik, 40, were killed when assailants opened fire indiscriminately near Badda Adarshanagar water pump on Thursday night.
A detective official said that they picked up some people for interrogation.
Police said that 10-12 activists of local Awami League and associate bodies were now under observation.
Dispute with local Chattra League and other ruling party men over cattle market lease and business of apparel wastage of Star Garment might have caused the murders, police suspected.
Locals said that local Juba League leader Baul Sumon, also a powerful thug in Badda area, controlled the apparel waste business and toll collection in the area.
The Swechchhasebak League usually leased Badda Adarshanagar cattle field, but could not manage the lease in 2014 when local Badda thana Chhatra League vice-president Mofazzal Hossain Rahin, 35, and local Chhatra League leaders Sagar, Babu and Joynal leased the market for this year.
Source: New Age