GUWAHATI, Aug 13 � The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), an international department of the United Kingdom based in London, in a letter to the DGP, Assam highly appreciated the commendable work done by Assam Police in respect of arrest of Mohammed Abdul Shakur, a Bangladeshi national who was charged with murdering his wife and two daughters between 2006 and 2007 in the United Kingdom.
It was alleged that between December 2006 and January 2007, the accused Mohammed Shakur murdered his wife Juli Begum and their two daughters Thanha Khanum, aged 7 and Anika Khanum, aged 5, at 10 Nelson Street, East Ham, London. After receiving information from the British High Commission, New Delhi, about the possible presence of Shakur in and around Katigorah in Cachar district, the Cachar SP, Diganta Bora informed all police stations of the district and circulated a photograph of the accused, an Assam Police press release stated.
On receipt of this information, all police stations in Cachar district, especially Katigorah PS took up a strategy for apprehending the absconding foreign national. On May 22, 2013 while SI Mridul Bora, Officer-in-Charge of Katigorah PS, along with his staff was patrolling on NH-44, Shakur was apprehended by the police team at Madua Bazar under Katigorah PS. On interrogation, he confessed that he was a Bangladeshi national named Mohammed Abdul Shakur. Accordingly, a case was registered at Katigorah PS (case No. 244/2013 u/s 14(A)(b) of Foreigners Act, 1946) and he is at present lodged in the district jail in Silchar.
The SOCA expressed its gratitude to Assam Police for arresting Shakur for the purpose of extradition under Article 12 of the Extradition Treaty between India and the United Kingdom.
The SOCA also extended its gratitude and thanked the Cachar SP, Diganta Bora and SI Mridul Bora, for providing excellent support and tactical leads which led to the arrest of Shakur, the release added.