Libya killings: Two human traffickers put on 4-day remand

A court here on Wednesday placed two suspected human traffickers on a 4-day remand each in a case over trafficking Bangladeshi people to Libya.


The duo are Md Shahidur Rahman, and Md Mahbubur Rahman.


They were arrested from the capital on Tuesday in a case filed with Paltan Police Station against 38 people.


They allegedly trafficked some of the 26 Bangladeshis who were killed in Libya in a gun attack on May 28.


Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Tofazzal Hossain passed the order after investigation officer of the case inspector Mizanur Rahman of Criminal Investigation Department sought a seven-day remand to interrogate each of them.


Human traffickers killed 30 migrant workers, including 26 Bangladeshi nationals, in Libya on May 28 in a smuggling warehouse in Mezda, near the city of Gharyan, southwest of Tripoli.


Warlord Haftar’s militiaman Khaled Al-Mishai who was allegedly responsible for murder of 26 Bangladeshis and 4 African migrants in Mizda town, was killed in a drone strike by the Libyan Air Force.


On June 1, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested the ringleader of a human trafficking gang Kamal Hossain alias Hazi Kamal, 55, from Khilbarirtek of Shahadatpur area in the Madarirur city in connection with the killings.


Source: United News of Bangladesh