A Dhaka court yesterday sent former Laxmipur lawmaker MA Awal and his alleged goon Zahirul Islam Babu to jail after rejecting their bail petitions in the trader Shahinuddin murder case.
Meanwhile, another accused Nur Mohammad Hasan confessed to a magistrate that he was directly involved in the killing.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda Akhter passed the order after Inspector Syed Iftekhar Hossain of Detective Branch of police produced Awal and Babu before the court on completion of their four-day remand in the case.
In the forwarding report, the IO said Awal and Babu gave important information about the murder which was being verified. Moreover, Babu was present at the place of occurrence and took part in the killing. So the IO appealed to the court to confine them to jail until the investigation is completed.
The IO did not submit any petition either for placing Awal on remand again or for recording his confessional statement, court sources said.