Ruling party MP Liton Killing: An Awami League leader involved in plot: police
Five arrestees, including prime suspect Abdul Kader Khan, have said local Awami League leader Chandon Kumar Sarker was involved in plotting the murder of AL lawmaker Manzurul Islam Liton, claimed Rabiul Islam, additional superintendent of Gaibandha police.
Chandon, former office secretary of Sundarganj upazila unit AL, gave information to former Jatiya Party lawmaker Kader about the whereabouts of Liton, confessed Kader during interrogation, said the police official.
Four other arrestees also admitted to police that Chandon was involved in the murder plot of Liton, the police official said, adding that they were trying to arrest him.
Locals said Chandon is now in Kolkata of India, but police are yet to confirm his whereabouts. Kader was the former JP lawmaker in Gaibandha-1(Sundarganj) constituency. On Tuesday, he was arrested at his home-slash-clinic in Rahmannagar area of Bogra town for his alleged involvement in the killing.
Police later included Kader's name in the Liton murder case.
An arms case was also lodged against Kader on Saturday after recovering a pistol and ammunition near his house at Khanpara of Sundarganj upazila. Police were still searching for another illegal pistol of Kader as per his confessional statement, said Atiar Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sundarganj Police Station.
Gaibandha-1 lawmaker Liton was shot dead by unknown assailants inside his home in Gaibandha's Sundarganj upazila on December 31 last year.
Demanding punishment of the killers, people of Sundarganj continued holding protest meetings and demonstrations in different areas.
They also demanded that the speedy trial tribunal deal with the case. On Saturday, Bashir Ahmed, deputy inspector general of police (Rangpur range), said they would submit a charge sheet in the case within 15 days.
Police were trying hard to submit the charge sheet within the stipulated time, said Rabiul Islam, ASP (circle A).