Rozina Islam | Oct 17, 2015
t will take some more time to bring back Narayanganj seven-murder prime accused Nur Hossain to Bangladesh, according to home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.
He said on Friday that some legal procedures should be completed as part of extradition for his return from India.
The home minister told Prothom Alo that the Bangladesh government has contacted India on several occasions to find ways to bring home Nur Hossain.
Earlier in the day (Friday) an Indian court ordered extradition of Nur Hossain, who fled to India’s West Bengal state immediately after the occurrence of seven murders in Narayanganj in April 2014.
However, the government of India is yet to inform Bangladesh officially anything about it.
“It will take some time to bring him back home, on completion of all legal procedures,” Asaduzzaman said.
The Indian authorities will first inform the foreign ministry of Bangladesh about Nur Hossain’s extradition. The foreign ministry will then send India a ‘note verbale’ and make necessary arrangement for the extradition, he added.
The home ministry’s senior secretary M Mozammel Haque Khan echoed Asaduzzaman saying that it is a bit time-consuming process. “But it all depends on the Indian government.”
Bangladesh will take the next course of action after India completes its procedures, he added.
The chief judicial magistrate’s court of Barasat in North 24 Pargana district of West Bengal in India ordered Nur Hossain’s extradition on Friday.
The Indian officials said Nur Hossain will be extradited within shortest possible time.
The Indian home ministry earlier had ordered extraditing Nur Hossain withdrawing all cases against him.
Nur Hossain is accused of masterminding as well as financing the abduction and killing of Narayanganj city councillor Nazrul Islam along with six others.
On 27 April, Nazrul Islam and his three associates and driver were abducted from Fatullah area in Narayanganj city.
Hours into their abduction, senior lawyer of the Narayanganj District Judge’s Court, Chandan Kumar Sarker, and his driver were abducted on their way to Dhaka.
Three days after their abduction, the bodies of six people, including that of Nazrul and Chandan, were recovered from the Shitalakhya and Dhaleshwari rivers on 30 April.
Besides, the body of Jahangir, the car driver of Nazrul Islam, was recovered from the Shitalakhya River on 1 May.
Shahidul Islam alias Shahid chairman, father-in-law of slain Nazrul Islam, filed a case along with his widowed daughter alleging that some officials of elite force RAB killed Nazrul Islam, in exchange for Tk 6 crore from city councillor Nur Hossain.