IS activist Musa pleads for death sentence instead of NIA custody
The suspected IS activist Mosiuddin alias Musa on Tuesday pleaded before the Bankshall Court to give him death sentence but not to remand him in the custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Claiming that NIA will torture after taking him in their remand, he broke into tears when he heard NIA counsel praying before the Court to get him in remand. At the same time to avoid NIA remand he also threatened to go on a hunger strike in the court on Tuesday. He also raised questions that why again the Bangladesh Police will question him. He said in the court room that he would initiate hunger strike if he is not given death sentence.
It may be mentioned that three senior officers of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) of Bangladesh came to the city on Tuesday to question Musa.
The Court granted the NIA’s plea and sent Musa in the custody of the central investigation agency for
two days. Musa was taken to the Salt Lake office of NIA from the Court where the officers of RAB will be questioning him.
The investigating agencies in Bangladesh had made it well clear that member of a terrorist organisation from here was involved in the Gulshan terrorist attack incident.
Thus the officers of RAB would like to question Musa to get confirm whether being a suspected IS activist he had any links with Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), the group that was behind the Gulshan attack.
The investigating officers who had probed into the Gulshan incident had confirmed that someone called “Banglar Bagh –II” was the mastermind of the attack where most were mercilessly stabbed to death.
The same name had cropped up when the officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) interrogated Musa soon after his arrest from Burdwan Station. Considering that Musa was well aware of the person, who was being called as “Banglar Bagh-II” in his group.
Moreover, the investigating officers have found similarities between the nature of explosion in Gulshan and that of in Khagragarh.
The investigating officers from Bangladesh would ask him to reveal whatever he knows about the functioning of JMB and whether they had taken help of IS to execute their plan in Gulshan in Dhaka.
Musa, who had been to different countries and had direct link with the IS chief through different social networking sites, would also be taken to Bangladesh if necessary, sources said.