Mitu murder case: No confession from Babul after remand

Chattogram, May 17: Chattogram’s former police superintendent Babul Akter didn’t give any confessional statement at court on Monday after spending 5 days in police remand as accused in his wife, Mitu’s murder case.
Babul was produced before Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Sarwar Zahan’s court by the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) Monday.The court sent Babul Akter to jail around 3 pm as he didn’t give any confessional statement under section 164.
Assistant commissioner (prosecution) of Chattogram Metropolitan Police, Kazi Shahabuddin confirmed the matter to media and said it’s up to PBI now, if they want to appeal for remand again for interrogating the former SP.
On May 12, Babul was taken under 5-day remand by PBI for interrogation after being arrested in a 5-year old case filed over his wife’s murder case by his father-in-law.
Former plaintiff now the prime accused of the murder case Babul Akter has mostly ignored any question regarding the motive of the murder during the interrogation, said the PBI officials.
He only said, “You know everything, what should I tell?” said the sources involved in investigation.
On June 5, 2016, unidentified assailants gunned down Babul’s wife Mitu at the port city’s GEC intersection while she was going to drop her son Mahir Akhter, 7, for a bus of Chittagong Cantonment Public School and College.
Soon after the crime, Babul had filed a murder case with Panchlaish Police Station against three unidentified men.
On June 24, 2016 night, he was interrogated for 15 hours at intelligence office in Dhaka and on September 6, he willfully resigned from the police service.
On May 13, this year, court placed Saidul Islam Shikder Shaku, seventh accused of the murder case on a 4-day remand.
Eight people including Babul were accused in the case filed by Mitu’s father, Mosharraf Hossain. The other accused are Kamrul Islam Shikder alias Musa, Ehteshamul Haque Bhola, Motaleb Mia alias Wasim, Anwar Hossain, Khairul Islam alias Kalu, and Shahjahan Mia, reports UNB.