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Fugitive convict arrested from Savar after 22 years

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Published: 13:12, 12 February 2024

Fugitive convict arrested from Savar after 22 years

The Arrestee Sukkur Ali. Photo : Collected

On Monday (12 February 2024) Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a fugitive convict from Savar after 22 years in a case filed over killing an Ansar member in Dhaka's Mohammadpur area in 2002 on Sunday.

The arrestee was identified as Sukkur Ali alias Sohel alias Sohag.

RAB director (legal and media wing) Commander Khandaker Al Moin disclosed this to the media at a press conference at the RAB media centre at Karwan Bazar in the capital on Monday.

Tipped off, a team of RAB-10, conducted a drive in the area and arrested him.

According to RAB, on March 12, 2002, an Ansar member named Fazlul Haq was shot dead and a policeman was seriously injured in the capital's  Mohammadpur area.

Later, when they were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, doctors declared Ansar member Fazlul Haque dead.

Following the incident, police constable Akman Hossain filed a murder case in the name of three people at Mohammadpur police station

In 2019, the court served capital punishment to three people in the case.

In the same case, the court awarded Sukkur Ali  life imprisonment and fined Tk 10,000. Since then, he has been on the run.

There are more than 15 cases against the arrestee in different police stations of the country,  Khandaker Al Moin added.