Man wanted in UK double murder held in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has detained a British citizen wanted by Scotland Yard in connection with a double murder in London seven years ago, police said on Sunday.

Ayub Khan, 27, of Pakistani origin, was held in Dhaka central jail after he was picked up by police from near the Shah Jalal International Airport in Dhaka on Friday.

“He will be extradited to Britain through proper channels in the shortest possible time,” police inspector Salah Uddin told Reuters.

Khan, originally from Chigwell in Essex, arrived in Bangladesh last week to visit a friend in northeastern Sylhet district, home to thousands of Bengali-speaking Muslims living in Britain.

Police said Khan was wanted by Scotland Yard on charges of having killed Amarjit Singh, 52, and his nephew Rajinder Singh, 35, over a parking row in Forest Gate, east London, in 2003.

Reporting by Nizam Ahmed; Editing by Anis Ahmed and Michael Roddy