All-out efforts on to bring Arav back
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said they were making all-out efforts to bring back Arav Khan, a fugitive accused in a case filed over the murder of a police inspector in 2018.
"Interpol's cooperation has already been sought to detain him [Arav Khan]," he told the reporters after a programme in Tejgaon, marking the 103rd birth anniversary of Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The home boss, however, did not clarify under which law Arav Khan will be brought back to the country through Interpol as the accused holds an Indian passport.
Meanwhile, Benazir Ahmed, former inspector general of police, yesterday denied having any acquaintanceship with Arav Khan.
"I want to assure you all that I don't know anyone named 'Arav aka Rabiul aka Hridoy'. I don't even have any primary acquaintanceship with him," he posted on his verified Facebook account.
"I have spent my entire law enforcement career fighting murderers, terrorists, drug dealers, smugglers, counterfeiters, and criminals, [while] never developing any relationship with them."
The post added, "Thank you for your endless love, support and cooperation."
Rabiul Islam, who goes by the name Arav Khan, recently came under the spotlight as Bangladesh cricket superstar Shakib Al Hasan was invited to inaugurate his jewellery store in Dubai on March 15.
Earlier on Thursday, Rabiul Islam claimed in a Facebook live video that he was not in his office during the murder, and that he came to know about it from his assistant.
Special Branch Inspector Mamun Emran Khan was killed on July 7, 2018. Police in a probe report submitted to a Dhaka court said Rabiul brought a gunnysack and played a significant role in the dumping of the body.
Rabiul, who also goes by aliases Apan and Shohag, admitted that he was arrested several times in arms cases.