Kolkata: One of Bangladesh’s most wanted criminals Nur Hossain was released on Thursday from Dumdum jail in Kolkata and is likely to be deported to that country to face trial in connection with the killing of seven people in 2014, a day after Dhaka handed over top ULFA leader Anup Chetia.
Hossain was released from Dum Dum central jail this evening and he will be sent back to Bangladesh soon, a senior government official said. The Bangladeshi national was wanted in his country for the killing of seven people in Narayanganj district adjacent to Dhaka.
Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal was quoted in local media reports there as saying that “we will bring him back when the government of that country tells us he has been freed. We will receive him at the border just the way we left Anup Chetia there”.
The seven massacre victims were first kidnapped by assailants from river port city of Narayanganj on April 27, 2014 and their nearly decomposed bodies were retrieved from the Shitalakya river five days later.
The incident had sparked a massive public outcry in Bangladesh as the families of the victims alleged several personnel of elite anti-crime Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) were involved in the murders.