|Published : 14 Mar 2017, 11:35:25 | Updated : 14 Mar 2017, 11:46:08|
IGP Shahidul, Interpol boss Stock consider bringing back Tarique
Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque has discussed with the Interpol secretary general the possibility of bringing back Tarique Rahman, wanted in a case of attempted murder of Sheikh Hasina.
The police chief met Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock on the sidelines of an international conference of police chiefs in Dhaka, according to a Police Headquarters statement.
The statement said that the issues of bringing back Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's murderers and the absconding accused of August 21 grenade attack case were discussed in the meeting.
The BNP’s Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman is among the 26 accused of the Aug 21, 2004 grenade attack case, State counsel Mosharraf Hossain Kajal told bdnews24.com.
Tarique, also the son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, has been in the UK for the last nine years. He has warrants of arrest against him in several other cases.
Interpol issued a 'red corner notice' for him in 2015 but later withdrew it from its website around a year ago.
Bangladesh police are not aware of the reason behind the dropping of Tarique’s name from the wanted list.
A senior police officer, requesting anonymity, said that Shahidul and Stock discussed several 'important issues'.
"Those include the issues of bringing back the absconding accused (also convicts) of Bangabandhu assassination case and August 21 grenade attack case," he said on Monday - source bdnews24.com