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Police suspect Majumdar to be Faisal Ahmed, one of four assailants of Ananta Bijoy Das, 33, who was killed in Sylhet district, northeast Bangladesh, in May 2015.

Kolkata Police are investigating whether a man they arrested in Bengaluru on July 1 in connection with a counterfeit money case is a fugitive accused wanted in the 2015 murder of a secular Bangladeshi blogger.

“We arrested a certain Saheb Majumdar from Bengaluru. He has an Indian ID [identity] proofs. We try to check all his references. We have also contacted the Bangladeshi police. They haven’t responded yet. An investigation is ongoing,” Joint Police Commissioner V Solomon Nesakumar said.

Police suspect Majumdar to be Faisal Ahmed, one of four assailants of Ananta Bijoy Das, 33, who was killed in Bangladesh’s northeast Sylhet district in May 2015 amid a series of attacks against secular people in the country. In March, a special court in Sylhet sentenced four people to death for the murder of Das. Ahmed, one of the defendants, was tried in absentia.

Police said Majumdar, who carried identification showing he was from Assam, worked in a garment factory and also drove a taxi at night. His driver’s license was issued in Bengaluru and he had been living in the city’s Bommanahalli since June 2021

A team from Kolkata Police Special Task Force arrested Majumdar from Bommanahalli with the help of Bengaluru Police.

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