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India ‘has no info about fugitive convicts of Bangabandhu killing’

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Staff Reporter
State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Wednesday said India has no information about any fugitive convict of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman killing hiding in the neighboring country.
“The Indian Home Secretary informed that they’ve no information about it (fugitive),” he said after a meeting with visiting Indian Home Secretary Anil Goswami at the Secretariat.
The Indian side rather requested for giving them specific information about fugitives and they will send back the convicts if they can track the killers, Asaduzzaman Khan quoted Anil Goswami as saying.
Two of the fugitive convicts -- former army Captain Abdul Majed and former Risaldar Moslehuddin -- are widely believed to have been hiding in India, and Bangladesh repeatedly sought Indian assistance to hunt them down.
Referring to the Home Secretary-level meeting that concluded in the city today, he said the Indian side agreed to hand over Nur Hossain, the alleged mastermind of the seven murders in Narayanganj, to Bangladesh as soon as possible completing the legal procedures.
Replying to a question, Asaduzzaman said India did not make any formal request to send back detained ULFA leader Anup Chetia.
He said India also showed keen interest to help Bangladesh preserve Rajshahi Sardah Police Academy.
They said they are ready to give support to conserve it providing all-out support, including infrastructure development.
Bangladesh Police Academy well known as Police Academy, Sardah, is a hundred year old, luminous and prestigious police training institute. It is the Alma Mater of police training in Bangladesh, is one of the oldest training institutes in the Indian subcontinent.
He said they also showed interest to provide training for members of ten Bangladesh Police, Border Guard Bangladesh, Bangladesh Coast Guard and Ansar “if we want it”.
Earlier at noon, Senior Home Secretary Dr Mozammel Haque Khan said the Land Boundary Agreement between the two countries remained pending since 1974 and it was discussed elaborately at the meeting.
A bill related to LBA will be placed in the upper house (Rajya Shaba) of Indian Parliament soon. “We hope it will be ratified,” Dr Mozammel said after holding Home Secretary level meeting at Hotel Sonargaon at noon.
About then outcome of the Home Secretary-level meeting, Asaduzzaman said the meeting reached a consensus to be stricter to control human trafficking, especially women and children, smuggling of narcotics and firearms as well as cross-border crimes.
Meanwhile, the Indian Home Minister met Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and discussed various issues of mutual interest and expressed satisfaction over the outcome of the Home Secretary-level meeting.