Report on progress of the investigation into the death of Mr. Aminul Islam, leader of Bangladesh Centre for Workers SolidarityOn April 05, 2012 , officer-in-charge (OC) of the Ghatail police station (under Tangail district) received a cell phone call from an unidentified pedestrian who informed that a dead body of a male person was lying on street in front of the Bramhon Shashon College , Ghatail. The OC, along with emergency duty officer sub-inspector (SI) Shahin Mia rushed to the spot and found the dead body at the eastern side of Tangail-Mymensing road in front of the gate of the Bramhon Shashon College . They found black spot on the both the knees and blood-staint injury underneath the right knee. Thumbnail of both the legs were found blood-injured. The police found no marks of violence or blood on the side ways of the spot. It was preliminarily assumed by police that the murder was occurred in some other place and after that the dead body was dumped on the spot. Upon OC’s instruction, SI Shahin Mia carried out the inquest of the dead body and took photograph. For identifying the dead body, wireless message was thrown to all police stations of the country (vide wireless message no.84 dated 05-04-2012 ). When asked, local people failed to identify the dead body and then SI Shahin lodged a case with Ghatail police station (case no. 04, dated 05-04-2012 u/s: 302/201/34 of the Penal Code). The dead body was then sent to Civil Surgeon, Tangail for post-mortem. After that, the dead body was buried in Tangail central grave yard. Besides, picture of the dead body was published in different dailies of the country should anybody recognized it.Younger brother of the deceased, Mr. Md. Rafikul Islam came to Ghatail police station referring to the press report published in daily Amar Desh on 07-04-2012 and claimed that the dead body was that of his elder brother’s (namely Mr. Md. Aminul Islam, aged 40, s/o late Mafiz Uddin Akand of village-Hijalhati, police station-Kaliakoir, district-Gazipur). He (Rafikul Islam) also informed police that Md. Aminul Islam was an organizer of Bangladesh Centre for Workers’ Solidarity (BCWS) and also a leader of the Bangladesh Garments and Industrial Workers Federation. According to Rafikul, his brother (Md. Aminul Islam) went to his Baipail office at 2pm on 04-04-2012 . After finishing office work, he (Md Aminul Islam) offered his Magrib Prayers. Then, one Mostafiz (father’s name not mentioned) came to his office along with a veiled woman (name unknown) and said that he (Mostaifz) would marry the lady and requested of arranging the marriage to Md. Aminul. Then, along with another organizer, namely Laboni, Aminul and the two persons went to the nearby Sonia Market. At 8pm of the same date, Aminul’s wife (Hosney Ara alias Fahima) inquired about his husband to Laboni and she replied that Aminul had done out of office at 6.30pm with Mostafiz. She (Laboni) said that she had no further information.For proper identification of the dead body, brother of the deceased, Md Rafikul Islam, prayed to the judicial magistrate for disinter. Upon Court’s direction, assistant commission (executive magistrate) Mr. Zameree Hassan, along with the investigation officer (IO) conducted the disinter and Mr. Rafikul identified the dead body as of his brother, Md. Aminul Islam. He then took the dead body with him to burry his brother at their village home. After that, he (Md Rafikul Islam) lodged a petition to the police for making Md. Mostafiz as the accused in the Aminul Murder Case. The officer-in-charge forwarded the petition to the concerned Court. On that reference, the supervising officer of the case, additional SP (North) of Tangail instructed the IO (SI Bashar) to rush to Baipail (under police station Ashulia, Dhaka) to investigate into case and arrest the accused Mostafiz. Being instructed, the IO with forces in plain cloth, on 10th of April 2012 carried out an operation (along with victim’s brother Rafikul and Laboni) to arrest the accused Mostafiz. But they could not arrest the accused since he went into hiding.About the murder of Aminul, a press conference was held by Mr. Babul Akter, President of Bangladesh Garments and Industrial Workers Federation on 07 April, 2012 at 3pm at the VIP Lounge of the Reporters’ Unity. In a written statement, Mr. Babul Akter gave some information about the possible reasons / motives of the murder, and the accused. He also declared a 5-point programme demanding trial of this murder case.For proper investigation, the case has already been transferred to Detective Branch of Tangail and the additional superintendent of police of the district is supervising the case which is also being personally monitored by the SP.The Government has accorded top priority to the investigation of the case. A special committee under the Additional Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs is monitoring the development.