The Criminal Investigation Department early
Saturday arrested two former director generals of the National Security
Intelligence at Dhaka in connection with the ever-biggest arms and ammunitions
haul of April 2, 2004.
Retired major general Rezakul Haider
Chowdhury was arrested at his house at Dhanmondi and retired brigadier general
Abdur Rahim at his house at DOHS based on the statement of former NSI director
retired wing commander Shahabuddin Ahmed in which the two were named.
The CID took the two retired generals
from Dhaka to Chittagong at about 9:30pm and the arrested were being
interrogated in the Chittagong office of the Criminal Investigation Department.
The CID took the two retired generals out of their headquarters at Malibagh for Chittagong at about 3:30pm and a contingent of police was escorting the arrested.
Rahim, then a retired officer, was
appointed director general of the National Security Intelligence by the BNP-led
coalition government and Rezakul succeeded later him and was removed
immediately after the army had intervened to order a state of emergency on
January 11, 2007.
Rezakul was also sent into retirement from the army.
The police seized 10 trucks of arms and ammunition from the jetty of Chittagong Urea Fertiliser Ltd early April 2, 2004.