Faisal arrested in India for killing blogger Ananta Bijoy Das...

Faisal arrested in India for killing blogger Ananta Bijoy Das

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:04 PM, 6 July 2022  

Faisal Ahmed- File Photo

Faisal Ahmed- File Photo

Faisal Ahmed has been arrested for killing writer and blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Sylhet. He was arrested on July 1 at Bommanahalli, Bangalore, India.

The Indian media Anandabazar quoted Kolkata police as saying on Wednesday. 

Earlier, on July 3, Faisal Ahmed was taken to Kolkata. The report further said that this time he will be handed over to the Bangladesh Police.

According to initial interrogation, Faisal was a medical student at the time of the blogger Bijoy Das murder. Involved with al-Qaeda's shadow organization Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT). Faisal has spread jihadi ideology behind teaching in different madrasas. 

Ansarullah Bangla Team has no activities in Bangladesh now, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen had said earlier. 

Science writer and blogger Ananta Bijoy Das (32) was hacked to death on May 12, 2015 at Subidbazar in Sylhet city. Ananta, a banker by profession, was editor of a magazine called 'Yukti'. He was also the General Secretary of the Council for Science and Rationalism.

In March, Sylhet anti-terrorism tribunal sentenced Abul Hossain, Faisal Ahmed, Mamunur Rashid and Abul Khair Rashid Ahmed to death in Ananta's murder case. Abul, Faisal and Mamunur were fugitives.

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