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Chargesheet against 24 in BCL youth leader murder case

Police on Tuesday filed before a court a chargesheet against 24 people for their alleged involvement in the murder of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s (BCL) Chattogram city unit leader Sudipta Biswas.

Sudipta, 26, son of Babul Biswas of Sadarghat area and then assistant general secretary of BCL’s city unit, was beaten to death by some miscreants in Dakkhin Nalapara area on October 6, 2017.

“Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has submitted the chargesheet against 24 people,” said inspector Santosh Kumar Chakma, the investigating officer. So far, PIB sleuths have been able to arrest only 18 of the 24 accused.

Among those named in the chargesheet are Didarul Alam Masum, a leader of Lalkhan Bazar ward unit of Awami League. He has been in judicial custody since his arrest by PBI on August, 4, 2019.

Others named in the chargesheet include members of Chhatra League and Jubo League.

On January 19, 2020, police arrested Jahedur Rahman Jahed, the main suspect, in connection with the murder from Ispahani intersection in Khulshi area.

Pranab Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Khulshi Police Station, said that a police patrol team chased Jahed and his followers after they had attacked cops in the area around 11.30 pm that day.

Jahed was arrested while others managed to escape, the OC said, adding that three policemen were injured in the attack.

According to local sources, Jahed is a follower of Lalkhan Bazar ward unit Awami League General Secretary Didarul Alam.