Judicial

Militants’ escape: Another put on 4-day remand

A Dhaka court on Sunday placed another militant on four-day remand in a case lodged over the recent escape of two death-row convicts from police custody.

 

The remanded accused is Muhammad Idi Amin, 27, a member of the military wing of Ansar al-Islam.

 

He is an accused in the case which was filed at Kotwali police station in connection with the incident.

 

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Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain passed the order as the accused surrendered before the court seeking bail.

 

Investigation officer (IO) and Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit inspector Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, investigating officer of the case, however, pleaded to place him on a 10-day remand in the case.

 

After the hearing, the court placed him on a four-day remand.

 

Earlier on November 24, the court placed Mehdi Hasan Omi alias Rafi, 24, on a seven- day remand in the incident.

 

Death-row convicts Abu Siddique Sohel and Moinul Hasan Shamim, members of the banned militant outfit Ansar-al Islam, who were sentenced to death in publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan’s murder case, were whisked away by their associates by beating police and spraying some chemicals on their eyes at Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate court arena on November 20.

 

Police filed a case against 20 people in this connection.

 

Later, Home Ministry and Dhaka Metropolitan Police formed two separate committees to investigate the incident.

 

Read more: Ansar-al-Islam member put on 7-day remand for link to escape of 2 militants

 

Five police personnel were suspended following the incident.

 

Meanwhile, Bangladesh police announced Tk 10 lakh for information for each.

 

The government has issued a red alert at all the entry and exit points of the country to arrest them.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh