Officials in Bangladesh have identified the person deported from Malaysia after his arrest over terror links as Piyar Ahmed Akash, who had been arrested 10 years ago while selling AK-47 rifles in Feni.
Interpol had also issued a red corner notice on him in line with Bangladesh’s request.Malaysian media have reported that Akash was arrested in Puchong on Aug 19 and deported on Sep 2.
The Star Online on Friday said the 39-year-old Bangladeshi ran a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur.
He had planned attacks in Bangladesh and had also met in Malaysia a suspect in the July 1 Dhaka cafe terror attack, the newspaper said.
Malaysian police did not reveal the name, but said he had an Interpol notice on him.
Immigration Police at Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport have confirmed he is Akash from Feni.OC Mukit Hasan said he was handed over to Detective Branch after his arrival on Sep 2.
He was taken to Daganbhuiyan Police Station in Feni first and a court sent him to jail on Sep 4, Feni Superintendent of Police Rezaul Haque told bdnews24.com.
Aslam Uddin, OC of Daganbhuiyan Police Station, said Akash and two others were arrested in Feni on Sep 18, 2005 while selling AK-47 rifles ‘stolen’ from the much-discussed Chittagong 10-truck arms cache.
He said during interrogation that two police sergeants had been involved in the sale, the OC said.Feni police said they had heard a brother of Akash lived in Malaysia.
Akash passed SSC from Shaheen Academy School, an institution reportedly run by Jamaat leaders.
He got involved with Shibir through his brother-in-law, former Feni Jamaat chief Abu Yusuf, locals said.