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RAB arrests death row convict Shafiqur over Ramna Batamul bomb blast

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Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested a fugitive death row convict in a case lodged over Ramna Batamul bomb blast in 2001 from Kishorganj district.

The convict is Mufti Shafiqur Rahman alias Abdul Karim alias Sharifur Islam, 61.

Director of the Legal and Media Wing of RAB Commander Khandaker Al Moin confirmed the information at a press conference held at the RAB Media Center in city’s Karwan Bazar area today.

He said that the members of RAB-2 arrested Shafiqur after conducting a secret operation in Bhairab upazila of Kishorganj district on Thursday night.

According to the RAB, the arrestee changed his name and identity and remained at large for 21 years.

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