A 87-kg idol of God Shiv Narayan has been recovered from the Munshiganj residence of former BNP minister and standing committee member M Shamsul Islam. The law enforcers arrested caretaker Jahangir Alam, 42, and Manjur Alam, 55.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a dramatic drive at the residence in Shukhabashpur area under Sadar Upazila on Sunday afternoon recovered the idol in a sting operation. The price was settled at Tk 200 million, RAB’s Munshiganj commander senior additional police superintendent Milon Ahmed said.
The detainees were taken to the RAB’s Bhagyakul camp for questioning, where they disclosed the identities of several persons involved in the racket.
The idol was recovered from the abandoned ground floor of the BNP leader’s ancestral home, which was once a hospital.
The BNP leader usually stays on the first floor when he visits Munshiganj. He could not be reached for comments.
Moreover, following the quiz of the two arrestees, one more idol of God Shiv Narayan was recovered from an adjacent house, owned by one Monirul Islam.