Jail super, jailer sacked over Kashimpur Jail incident

Sun Online Desk

5th February, 2021 02:22:35 printer

Jail super, jailer sacked over Kashimpur Jail incident

The authorities have sacked the senior jail superintendent and a jailer of Kashimpur Central Jail-1 for allowing an inmate to spend time with a woman at a prison officer's room.

The sacked officials are Superintendent Ratna Roy and jailer Nur Mohammad Mridha.

Confirming the news, senior secretary of Home Ministry's Security Service Division Md Shahiduzzaman said that the ministry took the step against the duo after finding proof of their involvement in the incident.

IGP (prisons) has been asked to take steps against other accused if found guilty, Md Shahiduzzaman added.

A letter was sent to jail division from home ministry on Thursday in this regard.

Earlier, they were withdrawn from their duties for the sake of investigation.

Deputy jailer Golam Saqlain, sergeant instructor Abdul Bari and assistant chief prison guard Khalilur Rahman were withdrawn earlier.

They provided special treatment to Tushar Ahmed, general manager of scam-tainted Hall-Mark Group, in prison.

While visitors are not allowed during the pandemic, Tushar used the help of the prison officials to meet the woman in jail.

The incident, which took place on January 6, was recorded by the CCTV camera at the jail's main gate, with the footage later going viral on the internet.

Tushar is serving a jail sentence over a Tk 25 billion scam involving the Hall-Mark Group.