Kolkata, June 18: Nazrul Islam alias Nojul the mastermind in the nun rape case was arrested by the West Bengal CID. His arrest is a major development as he along with Rehman were the two who masterminded this attack which was aimed at robbing the convent.
Nazrul was picked up from the Sealdah Railway station. A state intelligence bureau official tipped off the CID about his presence at the Platform Number 5. The CID immediately pressed its officers into action and arrested him.
Nazrul and Rehman are the two persons who masterminded the attack according to the investigation being conducted by the CID. The entire operation was planned in Bangladesh and they had roped in some locals too for this crime. While it was initially touted by many as a hate crime against the Christians further investigations made it clear that the intention was robbery.
As per the interrogation of the accused, they said that they wanted to rob the convent but were caught in the act by the nun. When she tried to stop them, they assaulted her physically, the investigation also suggested.
Six down, two to go:
The arrest of Nazrul takes the number of persons arrested up to six. Rehman is already in the custody of the CID. He will now be interrogated along with Narul and the CID would look to work out more leads in the case. Apart from being questioned about the incident, they would also be asked about the whereabouts of the rest of the accused.
CID officials say that in all there were 8 persons involved in the incident. The other two persons who are still at large are Bombay Salim and Tuhin. The CID believes that these two persons are very much in India and have not slipped into Bangladesh.
The CID is expected to file the chargesheet in this case by the end of June. They are yet to get the statement of the nun who is currently in New Delhi. CID officials say that they would be able to obtain the statement of the nun in a few days time.