One of the accused in the murder case of Shahidul Islam, the famous labor leader of Tongi, Gazipur. Rafiqul Islam (44) has been arrested by the police. A team of Gazipur Industrial Police arrested him in Satish area of Tongi West police station on Sunday night.
Arrested Rafiqul Islam is the son of Abdul Gani Mia from Satai area of Tongir.
According to the police and local sources, among the accused arrested in the murder case of labor leader Shahidul Islam, accused Sohel Rana alias Babu and Ratul gave a confessional statement under section 164 in the court. They informed about the involvement of Rafiqul Islam in the deposition. The arrested Rafiqul will be presented in court on Monday and the police will apply for remand.
Shahidul Islam was the leader of Bangladesh Garments and Industrial Workers Association of Gazipur. Last June 25 Sataysh Baganbari area of Tongir Prince Jacquard Sweater Limited Factory was killed in an attack by terrorists while working to collect dues of workers. Kalpana Akhter, the central president of Bangladesh Garments and Industrial Workers Federation, filed a case against seven anonymous people along with naming six people at Tongi West Police Station on June 26 in this incident. Tongi West Police Station investigated the case first. Later, on July 6, Gazipur District Industrial Police was assigned the responsibility of investigating the case.
Gazipur Industrial Police Additional Superintendent of Police. Imran Ahmed said that 12 accused have been arrested so far in the murder case of labor leader Shahidul.