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Anar murder: Gas Babu threw 3 mobiles into Jhenaidah pond

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Published: 19:43, 25 June 2024

Anar murder: Gas Babu threw 3 mobiles into Jhenaidah pond

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A team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police's (DMP) Detective Branch will go to Jhenaidah to conduct a drive in a pond to try and recover three mobile phones of Awami League leader Kazi Kamal Ahmed Babu aka Gas Babu, the suspected killer of Jhenaidah-4 MP Anwarul Azim.

Gas Babu threw the three mobile phones that had been used to contact the accused Shimul Bhuiyan in the case of the murder of Anwarul Azim, MP, through whatsapp in a pond of Jhenaidah.

The DB team will go to Jhenaidah to recover the mobiles within a day or two. A magistrate will be present during the rescue operation of the three mobile phones from the pond. Gas Babu will also be there.

Additional Commissioner (Detective) of the DMP Mohammad Harunur Rashid disclosed it in response to a question from reporters at the DB office on Minto Road on Tuesday (25 June) afternoon.

The DB chief said that Jhenaidah district Awami League leader Kazi Kamal Ahmed alias Gas Babu, who was arrested in connection with the murder of MP Azim, has recorded his statement under section 164 of CrPc before a magistrate in a court.

In his statement, Gas Babu disclosed where he kept the three mobile phones in the deposition. Following that, the court was requested to take Babu with the DB team and try to recover evidence. Gas Babu told the court he threw the three mobile phones in a nearby drain or pond on the instructions of a political leader, the DB chief added.

Harun also said that help will be taken from divers of the Fire Service and fishermen to retrieve evidence (mobile phones) from the water.

When asked if they have taken any measures so that no one can shift the evidence, he said, the local police have been informed about this. It will be kept under surveillance.


The DB chief also said that when Kazi Kamal Ahmed alias Gas Babu was interrogated after his arrest, he then said that the mobiles were lost and he registered a GD in the local police station. But in the court's statement under section 164, he said, 'Threw it into the pond on the orders of a leader.'

It was known that suspected prime killer Amanullah alias Shimul Bhuiyan talked to Gas Babu several times through those three mobiles. Besides, they have exchanged numerous messages. " I think mobiles have digital data. Otherwise, why would he throw mobile phones into the water? If you get the mobile phones, it will help a lot in the investigation of the case. That is why mobile recovery is very important," Harun added.

Replying to another question, the DB chief said, Aktaruzzaman Shaheen is staying in the United States. The US has a prisoner exchange agreement with India. Shaheen is most wanted by India. India will try to bring back Shaheen.

On May 12, MP Annar went to India from Kaliganj in Jhenaidah for treatment. He went to the house of a friend named Gopal Biswas on Mandalpara Lane of Barahnagar police station in West Bengal. The next day he left the house saying to see the doctor. Since then, Anwarul Azim disappeared mysteriously.

Five days after leaving the house, on May 18, friend Gopal Biswas filed a GD regarding Anwarul Azim's disappearance at Barahnagar police station. On May 22, a news was suddenly spread that Anwarul Azim was murdered in room BU 56 of a residential building called Sanjiba Gardens in the Newtown area of Kolkata. Traces of blood are found inside the house. But the body was not found in the house.