DB suspects JMB, Ansarullah hand in Faruqi murder


The people behind the Gopibagh six murders and that of Faruqi were the same

The Detective Branch of Police has claimed to have nearly solved the mystery behind the killing of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat leader Shaikh Nurul Islam Faruqi.

They now blame the supporters of banned Islamist outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and Ansarullah Bangla Team for their involvement in the killing that took place on August 27 in the capital.

Monirul Islam, DMP joint commissioner, told the Dhaka Tribune: “We are suspecting the involvement of JMB and Ansarullah Bangla Team after collecting proof. Now we are trying to identify the people involved. We are very close to solving the case.”

He claimed that the people behind the Gopibagh six murders and that of Faruqi were the same.

DB Deputy Commissioner Sheikh Nazmul Alam told the Dhaka Tribune: “On August 8 last year, a father and son were slaughtered in Khulna. We suspect that the same men killed Faruqi since they followed the same technique.”

Tayebur Rahman, 60, and his son Monir, 12, were killed at Durbarsanga village of Khalishpur in Khulna. Two unknown men used to come to their house to discuss religion. They were killed  when Tayeb’s wife had gone out to shop.

Although police have so far caught three people including a woman in Faruqi killing, their involvement was not found, Munshi Sabbir Ahmed, an officer of the capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police, told the Dhaka Tribune.

On August 27, unidentified assailants slaughtered Faruqi, presenter of religious programmes on private television channels, at his own residence in Purbo Rajabazar area. He was the international affairs secretary of Ahle Sunnat – an organisation known better for opposing the views of Jamaat-e-Islami and Hefazat-e-Islam.

Monirul Islam said: “The militant groups have the tendency of hacking and slaughtering their enemies. But the technique has changed. Earlier, militants tried to kill poet Shamsur Rahman and later Humayun Azad, but the techniques were different. JMB’s Shaikh Abdur Rahman and Bangla Bhai showed some similar attempts at killing.”

The killing techniques of bloggers Asif Mohiuddin and Ahmed Rajeeb Haider indicate that militant groups generally slaughter people.

In Faruqi’s case, the DB did not find any family conflict or problems with his business and land issues.



Source: Dhaka Tribune