$100k reward offered for NSW ‘most wanted’

It’s hoped the offer of a $100,000 reward will lead to a tip-off on the whereabouts of a man wanted over a 13-year-old murder.

The NSW Government has put up the incentive in the hunt for Basheeruddin Mohammed, who is believed to be in India.

The 33-year-old is wanted in relation to the death of Shoukat Mohammed, 31. His body was found inside a sleeping bag in a wheelie bin in Redfern on 29 June, 2003.


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He had been drugged and assaulted before being strangled to death.

Just over a month later, Police arrested a then 32-year-old man who was found guilty and sentenced to over 26 years in prison for his role in the murder.

Despite extensive inquiries, police have been unable to locate Basheeruddin Mohammed (pictured below), who is believed to be in India and is listed as one of the state’s ‘most wanted’ men.

Basheeruddin Mohammed, 33, is wanted in relation to a 2003 murder .Image: Supplied NSW Police

Basheeruddin Mohammed, 33, is wanted in relation to a 2003 murder. Image: Supplied NSW Police

Detective Inspector Despa Fitzgerald, Crime Manager at Redfern Local Area Command, says it is important that Basheeruddin Mohammed is located as soon as possible.

“This was a brutal crime and it is in the public interest that we apprehend this man quickly,” Det Insp Fitzgerald said.

“We are hoping the announcement of this reward is the motivation required for persons within the community with information to break their silence and assist police.”

Basheeruddin Mohammed is described as Indian/Sub-Continental appearance, 165cm tall, with a thin build, and short black hair.