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Plot to kill MP Anar made 2-3 months ago: DB Chief

UNB . Dhaka
23 May 2024 19:53:13 | Update: 23 May 2024 21:16:35
Plot to kill MP Anar made 2-3 months ago: DB Chief
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The plot to kill Jhenaidah-4 MP Anwarul Azim Anar was hatched two to three months ago, said Chief of the Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Mohammad Harun-Or-Rashid.

“It was planned in Dhaka but due to the strong surveillance of police in Bangladesh, the criminals planned to kill him in Kolkata. The murder plan was made at the two residences-Gulshan and Bashundhara – of the mastermind Akhtaruzzaman,” he said while speaking at a press briefing held at DB office.

“After killing the MP the criminals dismembered the body and then mixed turmeric powder after separating flesh from bone. Later, they put these into a bag and brought them out of the Kolkata flat,” he said.

However, it is not clear where the body parts were dumped, he added.

As part of their plan, the killers rented a flat in Kolkata on April 25 and the mastermind and two others went there on April 30, he said.

They remained watchful for two months when Anar would come to Kolkata and on May 12, Anar went to his friend Gopal’s house there, said the DB chief.

The mastermind hired two more persons-Jihad or Zahid and Siam and hired a vehicle to implement the plan.

MP Anar went to Kolkata on May 11 for medical treatment and he remained untraced since May 14.

On Wednesday, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Anwarul Azim was brutally killed at a flat in New Town, near Kolkata.