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No info from Bangladesh on arrest of Gulshan Kumar's killer

india Updated: May 29, 2009 14:26 IST

The city police on Friday said they are yet to receive an official communication from Bangladesh on the reported arrest in Dhaka of audio king Gulshan Kumar's killer, who went missing after being released from jail on furlough.

"So far we have received no official communication from Bangladesh police regarding the arrest of Abdul Rauf Merchant," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria told PTI.

Merchant, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Kumar in 1997, has been reportedly arrested in Bangladesh nearly a week after he went missing while on furlough.

"It is confirmed that there are some persons arrested in Dhaka but the verification of the identity of the persons is still on," Maria said.

The Bombay High Court released merchant, a resident of Mumbra, on furlough for 14 days last month on condition that he would report to police every day.

He reported for a week but thereafter stopped coming to Mumbra police station, Mumbai police had said on May 23.

Furlough is a leave granted to a convict every two years for a fortnight to visit his family after the expiry of which he has to return to jail.