Dhaka, Jul 4 (BAN/CD): Rifat Farazi, another accused in the murder of Barguna’s Rifat Sharif has been arrested today, after the prime accused in the case Nayan Bond was killed in a gunfight yesterday.
The news about his arrest at 2.30 am was revealed by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police (Barishal Range) Md Shafiqul Islam said at a press conference in the morning..
Including Rifat Farazi, a total of nine suspects have been arrested so far.
Rifat Farazi, a close accomplice of Sabbir Hossain Nayan alias Nayan Bond, allegedly took part in the hacking of Rifat Sharif.
Earlier, Abir Mahmud Hossain, officer-in-charge of Barguna Police Station told The Daily Star that he has been accused in at least four drug and mugging cases as well.
According to locals, Farazi, nephew of Barguna Zila Parishad Chairman Md Delwar Hossain, leads a gang involved in narcotics trade, mugging and other crimes in the town.
Nayan was killed in a ‘gunfight’ between his accomplices and police in Barguna early yesterday when his cohorts started firing towards the police officials who raided Purbo Burirchar area around 4:15am on information that Nayan was staying there