Nibir, Md Shahjalal, and former Shahjahanpur thana Chhatra League leader Oliullah Rubel were known to be close friends and notorious for extorting hawkers on footpaths, and operating goat markets in Malibagh.
However, their friendship deteriorated when Nibir and Shahjalal discovered that Rubel had been operating a goat market without their involvement and withheld the profits during the occasion of Eid ul Azha.
Rubel, 36, was a candidate for the general secretary post of Jubo League’s ward 12 unit under Shahjahanpur Thana.
Meanwhile, Shahjalal and Nibir were followers of an opposition faction.
The DB said Shahjalal is accused in at least 25 cases while police are trying to arrest Nibir and one Anon, his accomplice.
DB also seized a private car, two motorcycles and recovered two machetes from the arrestees, said DB chief Muhammad Harun Or Rashid while briefing journalists at the DMP media centre yesterday.
According to Habib’s statement at the court, he has been involved with BCL politics for the last two and a half years and used to move with Shahjahanpur thana BCL president.
Around 11:00pm on July 20, Anon informed him of Rubel’s location and since then they were waiting in front of Abujar Gifari college for Rubel to show up.
Habib said Alif Hossain was with him at the time. Anon again called him at 12:10am and informed that Rubel was heading towards the college. When Rubel reached the spot at 12:40am, both of them stabbed him seven to eight times.