Plot to kill Bashundhara MD: Saad put on 3-day remand
Peoples Time Desk
A Dhaka court on Sunday placed Saiful Islam Saad on a 3-day remand in connection with an attempt to assassinate Bashundhara Group Managing Director and Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited Chairman Sayem Sobhan Anvir.
The court granted the remand following a petition filed by Vatara Police Station sub-inspector and investigation officer Hasan Masud of a general diary (GD) filed against the youth and some other people over the plot to murder the Bashundhara Group MD.
Police on Friday morning arrested Saad, 23, from Sautul Quran Madrasah and Orphanage situated in Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital.
Later, Major (retd) Sheikh Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, head of Bashundhara Group's Public Relations Department, lodged a GD with Vatara Police Station in this regard.
In the GD, an appeal was made to include the names of Whip Shamsul Haque Chowdhury and his son Nazmul Karim Chowdhury Sharun as the masterminds of the assassination plot.
It was alleged that the whip’s son planned to assassinate the Bashundhara Group MD due to previous hostilities.
During preliminary interrogation, Saad confessed that he was preparing to attack Sayem Sobhan Anvir during Jumma prayers on Friday. Earlier, he attempted to poison Sayem Sobhan Anvir to death.
The arrestee disclosed that as part of the blueprint orchestrated by Whip Shamsul Haque Chowdhury, MP from Chattogram-12 constituency (Patiya), and his son Sharun, he was supposed to shoot Anvir to death during Friday’s Jumma prayers.
Earlier, the organised gang had planned to kill Anvir through feeding him with milk laced with poison and stabbing. However, they failed to execute the plans.
Saad also said Sharun had asked him to shoot Sayem Sobhan Anvir directly during Jumma prayers and flee the mosque by a car which would be kept outside. He said, “Sharun informed me of the arrangements so that I could get out of the mosque and flee.”
During investigation, it was found that the conspiracy to kill the Bashundhara Group MD had been going on for almost three months. Saad entered at the MD House in disguise for at least four times.
Saad gave details of how they planned to kill Anvir at the order of Whip Shamsul Haque Chowdhury and his son Sharun.