Bangladesh extraditing Daud Merchant to India

Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) The process to extradite Daud Merchant, convicted for music baron Gulshan Kumar’s murder, to India has started, said Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.

Merchant, an aide of Dubai based underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, was in Bangladeshi prison for five years after he trespassed into the country in 2009, bdnews24.com reported.

Merchant was re-arrested outside Gazipur’s Kashimpur Jail as soon as he was released on bail on December 2, 2014.

The following day police presented him before a Dhaka court and secured a three-day remand to question him.

Merchant was arrested on May 28, 2009, from Brahmanbarhia in Bangladesh.

He was serving life sentence in an Indian jail from 2002.

Mumbai police said he absconded on being released on parole in April 2009 to visit his family in Mumbra, a small town near Mumbai.

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