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Safat, Sadman, Nayeem charge-sheeted in Banani rape case

DHAKA, June 8, 2017 (BSS) - Police today filed charge sheet against five persons, including Safat Ahmed, Sadman Sakif and Nayeem Ashraf, in sensational Banani rape case.

"Investigation officer in the case and Women Support and Investigation Division inspector Ismat Ara Emi filed the charge sheet with Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court this afternoon," Anisur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police's (DMPs) crimes, information and prosecution wing, told BSS.

The other two accused are Safat's driver Billal Hossain and bodyguard Abul Kalam Azad. Police said they brought rape charges against all the five.

Two female university students filed the case on May 6 on the charges of raping them at Banani Hotel Raintree on March 28 as they went there to attend the birthday party of Safat, son of Apan Jewellers owner Dildar Ahmed. The accused allegedly raped them at gunpoint and recorded the whole incident on mobile.

The accused even sent goons to the house of the complainant to intimidate her and threatened to kill her. All the five accused are now in jail.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)