Mitu murder case: PBI’s report rejected, fresh probe ordered

  |  Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 |  3:57 pm
       

A Chattogram court on Wednesday ordered Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to conduct further investigation into Mahmuda Khanam Mitu murder case by rejecting the final report of it.

Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Mehnaz Rahman passed the order after rejecting the final report of PBI in the case.

The court also rejected the ‘naraji (discontent)  petition’ of former police superintendent Babul Akhter in the case, said Advocate Iftekhar Saimul Chowdhury. “We expressed our no confidence in the PBI report. After the hearing, the court rejected our petition. The case will continue,” he said.

Babul, who served as SP of Chattagram, has been in Feni district jail since May 17.

On May 12, Babul was taken on a 5-day remand by PBI for interrogation after being arrested in another case filed by his father-in-law over his wife’s killing.

On June 5, 2016, unidentified assailants gunned down Babul’s wife Mitu at the port city’s GEC intersection while she was going to put her seven-year-old son Mahir Akhter in a bus of Chittagong Cantonment Public School and College. Apart from firing at Mitu, the killers also indiscriminately stabbed her. Babul Akhter was in Dhaka during the incident.

Following the murder, Babul Akhter had filed a murder case with Panchlaish Police Station against several unidentified men.

On June 24, 2016 night, he was questioned for 15 hours at the intelligence office in Dhaka and on September 6, he voluntarily resigned from the police service.

While investigating the case, the PBI found Babul’s involvement in the murder incident. On May 11, PBI submitted a 575-page final report in the murder case.

In the report, PBI states that Mitu murder was a ‘contract killing.’ It happened as per Babul Akhter’s plan. Tk 3 lakh were transacted for killing Mitu.

On the same day, Mitu’s father and Babul’s father-in-law filed a murder case against him.

Eight people including Babul were accused in the case filed by Mitu’s father, Mosharraf Hossain.

The other accused are Kamrul Islam Sikder alias Musa, Ehteshamul Huque Bhola, Motaleb Mia alias Wasim, Anwar Hossain, Khairul Islam alias Kalu, and Shahjahan Mia.

Babul Akhter also filed a ‘naraji’ (no confidence)  petitionagainst the PBI report on October 14 and after hearing the petition the court fixed November 3 for next hearing.

On October 23, Ehteshamul Huque Bhola, an accused in  former police superintendent Babul Akhter’s wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu murder case, confessed to supplying firearms used in the killing before a Chattogram court.

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