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Sunday, 03 February 2008

Man arrested with links to Tagore medal theft Staff Correspondent

Police have arrested an accomplice of Indian national Jibon Singh, one of the accused in a case that involves the theft of Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel medal, a CID officer said Saturday.

The police have been interrogating Shiplu with alleged links to the theft. Additional superintendent of police (CID) Md Abdullah Arif said that Shiplu was arrested in a raid on a house in Lalbagh Thursday night.

"Shiplu is one of the accomplices of Jibon Singh, accused of stealing the medal. Jibon Singh is evading arrest." The officer told that Indian authorities had already sought cooperation from Dhaka to arrest Singh, believed to be hiding in Bangladesh.

In a Nov 6 overnight operation, RAB raided a shop in Gulshan in search of Tagore's missing medal and arrested the owner of the shop Abul Hossain and two salespersons on suspicion. Later the two salespersons were released.

The medal was stolen from Rabindra Museum in West Bengal on March 25, 2004.

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