Dhaka: India has agreed to send back Nur Hossain, the prime suspect in a multiple-murder case in Bangladesh, Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali told parliament.

Replying to a query from Jatiya Party member Pir Fazlur Rahman, the minister said: “The matter was discussed during the recent visit of Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. The Indian government has agreed to extradite him.”

Hossain and his two accomplices were arrested June 15 from an apartment at Baguiati, close to Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.

A councillor in Bangladesh’s Narayanganj and prime accused in the murder of seven people, Hosain has been booked under the Arms Act and Foreigners Registration Act for illegal trespass into Indian territory without valid travel documents and for illegal possession of a weapon.

All three are currently in police custody.