Police said on Friday that they arrested another man accused of being involved in the sensational murder of businessman Sahinuddin from the city’s Shahbagh area.
Mohammad Taher is the 14th accused arrested by police since the May 16 killing of the businessman by some miscreants in city’s Mirpur allegedly over a land dispute with MA Awal, a former member of parliament.
Taher was picked up on Thursday after police detectives tracked him through digital technology, said Md Saiful Islam, additional deputy police commissioner of Mirpur zonal team of Detective Branch of police.
He is one of the listed accused in the murder case filed at Pallabi police station.
According to the case Sahinuddin’s land dispute with Awal began in 2004 over the ex-MP’s Alinagar Project.
It said that on May 16 some miscreants called Sahinuddin into a garage at D-block in Mirpur-12 for resolving a land dispute and hacked him to death with sharp weapons in front of his seven-year-old son.
On May 17, following a FIR filed by Shahinuddin’s mother police filed a murder case at Pallabi police station.
On May 21, Rab arrested former Lakshmipur-1 lawmaker Awal from Kishoreganj's Bhairab area for planning the murder.
Police have arrested a total 14 people for involvement with the murder so far.
Of them nine are named as accused in the case while the other five were arrested during the investigation.
The arrestees are, MA Awal, Sumon Bepari, Md Titu, Md Dipu, Babu, Md Murad, Kalu Kibria, Mohammad Taher, Rocky Talukder, Nur Mohammad Hasan, Iqbal Sharif and Manzurul Hasan Babu.