A court in Cox's Bazar Tuesday remanded in two-day police custody three Rohingyas arrested for their alleged direct involvement in the killing of Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah.
Cox’s Bazar Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Helal Uddin passed the order, turning down an appeal by the investigation officer in the case for a five-day remand for interrogation.
The three arrestees are Md Rashid Prakash Murshid Amin, a resident of Block-D8 of Kutupalong Camp-1, and Mohammad Anas and Nur Mohammad, both residents of Block-B of the same camp.
Investigation officer inspector Gazi Salauddin of the Ukhia police station said they were waiting for a copy of the court's order to take the accused into custody.
So far, nine Rohingya men have been arrested in this case. Of them, two have already gave confessional statements of involvement in the murder before the court.
A senior officer of the district police said on Saturday that the Armed Police Battalion arrested Azizul Haque, Md Rashid, Anas, Nur Mohammad from a Rohingya camp. "They were part of the killing squad."
Aziz gave his confessional statement in the Cox’s Bazar Senior Judicial Magistrate's court on Saturday afternoon.
Earlier, five more Rohingyas -- Md Elias, Mohammad Selim, 33, Abdus Salam, 32, Jiaur Rahman, 32, and Shawkat Ullah, 23 -- were arrested in connection with the murder.
Of them, Elias confessed to his involvement on October 10 in the court.
Commander of APBn-14 SP Naimul Haque said that during primary interrogation, Aziz spoke of a total of 19 Rohingya miscreants being involved in the murder plan, "and of them five, including him, were members of the killing squad".
Following the information extracted from Aziz, APBn arrested the three others, said SP Naimul.
On September 29, Murshid called Mohib to the ARSPH office to discuss Rohingya repatriation issues and informed other members of the squad, said SP Naimul quoting Azizul.
They fired four shots at Mohib Ullah, he said, adding that they fled the scene using a lane behind Mohib Ullah’s house.
On September 30, police filed a case over Mohib Ullah’s murder, following a complaint from his brother Habib Ullah.
On August 25, 2019, Mohib Ullah came to the limelight as a leader after holding an assembly of around five lakh Rohingyas.