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�Killers identified of Blogger Avijit Roy murder�

Staff Correspondent:Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia on Tuesday said the killers of writer and blogger Avijit Roy have been identified.

�We�ve already arrested eight of the suspected killers and the main accused was killed in a gunfight with law enforcers in Khilgaon earlier,� he said. The DMP chief said this while talking to reporters about safety measures taken for the month-long Amar Ekushey Boi Mela (Book Fair) during a visit on the Bangla Academy premises and part of Suhrawardy Udyan, the venues of the annual book fair.

Asaduzzaman said police also are on a manhunt to arrest five other accused. �There�ll be multilayer security arrangements for the visitors and tourists.

If any blogger, writer and publisher feels insecured during the book fair, we will arrange special security for him or her,� he said.

He further said controversial books that have contents attacking any particular religion, person or group will not be allowed to be put on display in the fair. �We�ve requested the Bangla Academy authorities, writers and bloggers to keep this matter in mind,� said the DMP chief. Detectives, members of counter-terrorism and transnational crime unit will also be present at the book fair to preempt any untoward incidents, the DMP commissioner said. �A watch tower has been set up and a number of CCTV cameras have been installed to bring every corner of the book fair under surveillance. There�ll be check-posts in Shahbagh, Doyel Chattar and Shaheed Minar areas,� Asaduzzaman added. He said no hawker will be allowed in the areas adjacent to book fair.

�Besides bomb disposal units will be deployed in the areas to to control any emergency situation,� added Asaduzzaman. During the book fair in 2015, US-American writer-blogger Avijit Roy was hacked to death by suspected Islamist extremists near the fair venue. His wife was also injured in the attack.

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