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Nur Hossain to be produced before Narayanganj district court

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Dhaka: Nur Hossain, the prime accused in the multiple murder case that took place in Narayaganj in 2014, is to be produced before a district court in the area this afternoon.

Hossain was handed over to the Bangladeshi authorities by their Indian counterparts at the Benapole border checkpost at around 11.30 p.m. on Thursday.

He is wanted in connection with the sensational seven-murder case that took place in April last year, reports the Daily Star.

Prosecution lawyer Shakhawat Hossain told The Daily Star that Hossain could be presented before the court at 2 p.m. today.

Security measures in and around the court premises has been tightened in this connection to avert any untoward incidents in the court. Members of different law enforcement agencies, lawyers, victims’ family members and the court’s staffs and officials are allowed to stay inside the court premises.

Nur Hossain is currently being kept at Narayanganj Police Lines.

The Daily Star quoted Superintendent of Police Khandaker Muhit of Narayanganj, as saying earlier that Hossain was taken away in a microbus in the company of a joint police-BGB team on THursday and was heading to Dhaka.

The daily reported that Hossain was wearing a bullet proof vest and a helmet when he boarded the Bangladesh police vehicle.

The deportation took place a day after the Bangladesh government handed over top Ulfa leader Anup Chetia to the Indian authorities. The founding member of one of India’s top insurgent groups United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) had been in prison since his arrest in Mohammadpur in December 1997.

Nur is wanted in almost a dozen cases, including the one filed over the killing of seven people — Narayanganj City Corporation ward councillor Nazrul Islam, his driver and three associates, and senior lawyer Chandan Sarkar and his driver. The seven were abducted allegedly by some Rapid Action Battalion men from Dhaka-Narayanganj Link Road on April 27 last year. (ANI)