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One nabbed in Tagore medal case

world Updated: Feb 03, 2008 18:47 IST

Bangladesh police arrested a man in connection with the theft of the Nobel Prize medal of poet Rabindranath Tagore, an officer said on Sunday.

The medal was stolen from Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal in March 2004 and Indian police believe it may have been taken to Bangladesh.

On Saturday, police raided a house in Dhaka's Azimpur area and arrested Mohammad Hossain Shiplu who is accused of close links with the main Indian suspect Jibon Singh.

"The raid was conducted following a tip from Indian police," said Abdullah Aref, a senior official of the Criminal Investigation Department.

Singh is believed to be hiding in Bangladesh.

Bengali poet Tagore won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1913.