Tuesday, May 24

Kibria murder case: Habiganj Mayor Gaus gets in jailed after surrender

Habiganj Municipality Mayor Golam Kibria Gaus sent to jail hours after he surrendered before a court in connection with former finance minister SAMS Kibria murder case.

Gaus, general secretary of district BNP, surrendered before the Court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Rokeya Akter of Habiganj in the morning.

Earlier on December 21, a Habiganj court issued arrest warrants against 11 people, including BNP leaders Gaus, Harris Chowdhury, and Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury in the case.

SAMS Kibria, then an opposition lawmaker, was assassinated in a grenade attack while addressing a rally in Habiganj on January 27, 2005. The blast also killed Kibria’s nephew Shah Manzur Huda, local AL leader Abdur Rahim and two others.

Apart from Ariful and former premier Khaleda Zia’s political secretary Harris, the other eight facing the arrest warrant are Moulana Md Tajuddin, Mufti Shafiqur Rahman, Mufti Abdul Hye, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Badrul, Md Muhibur Rahman, Md Kajal Mia and Hafez Moulana Yahya.

All of them were shown absconding in the supplementary charge sheet submitted to the court by the CID on November 13.