Five suspects have been arrested and remanded so far
A Cox’s Bazar court has granted police three days to interrogate three more suspects in the case filed over the murder of Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah at a refugee camp in Ukhiya.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Tamanna Farah passed the order after hearing the police’s remand plea on Wednesday morning.
The remanded are -- Ziaur Rahman, 25, Mohammad Salam, 32, and Md Ilias, 28. All are residents of different Rohingya camps at Kutupalong.
Earlier, Ukhiya police station Sub Inspector Kartik Chandra, the investigating officer of the murder case, applied for a seven-day remand in court for questioning the three arrestees.
On Sunday, the same court remanded two other suspects - Mohammad Selim Prakash alias Lamba Selim and Shawkat Ullah – for three days. So far, these five people have been arrested and remanded in this murder case.
Armed Police Battalion’s (APBn) 14th Battalion Commander SP Naimul Haque said they were trying to arrest those directly involved in Mohib Ullah’s murder.
Police and APBn team are conducting drive in the camps every night but by making sure that no residents are disturbed, he added.
Mohib Ullah, chairman of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), was shot dead at Lambashia camp No 1 in Ukhiya by unidentified assailants last Wednesday night.
On Thursday night, his brother Habib Ullah filed a murder case with Ukhiya police, accusing unidentified people.
Habib said he and his brother had gone to the ARSPH office after Isha prayers on Wednesday. They were accompanied by 10-12 other people. Soon after, the attackers stormed the place and opened fire on Mohib. He was shot thrice.
Mohib Ullah was buried in Lambashia camp No 1 on Thursday afternoon after a namaz-e-janaza, which was attended by a large number of Rohingya refugees from different camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf.
Formerly a teacher in Myanmar, the slain activist was popularly known as Master Mohib Ullah among the Rohingya refugees.