No security threat following Liton killing: Kamal

DHAKA, Jan 1, 2017 (BSS)- Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said there is no security threat following the killing of lawmaker Monzurul Islam Liton.

"The government is not alarmed about security issue in the country, as law enforcers are working to identify killers of Liton," he told newsmen at his ministry office.

The minister assured that law enforcers would find out the terrors, who killed Liton at his house in Gaibandha yesterday evening, and bring them to book.

"We are working considering all sorts of possible issues to ensure security across the country," he said adding that this is the first such of attack and it was a new technique that a group of five terrors equipped with firearms entered into a MP's house and killed him.

Kamal said the government would arrest killers within short time and unearth the mystery behind the murder.

He said police in several drives detained a total of 18 suspects, in connection with the killing of ruling party, MP, Monzurul Islam Liton, for interrogation. After shooting MP Liton at close range, the miscreants left the place hurriedly by a motorcycle. Then, Liton was admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital, where the attending doctors declared him dead, the minister said. Replying to a query on foreign intelligence information about terrorist attacks in the country, he said that the law enforcers are working on it.

Another question of miscreant attack on a local Awami League leader in Khulna yesterday, the minister said police arrested one person in connection with the firing on ZA Mahmood Don, but a woman-Shipra Kundo was killed in the fire in Khulna yesterday.

The arrestee is identified as Electric Babu, who supplied a pistol for killing Don, he added.

Earlier, the home minister extended new year greetings to countrymen adding, "Let the new year bring happiness, peace and prosperity for all of us."

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)