34-year-old freed after wrongfully jailed

Staff Correspondent

14 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Sajal Mia, a 34-year-old fruit seller who was wrongfully jailed, got a new lease of life when he was freed after 45-days behind the bars.

Rajshahi Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal 1 Judge, Md Monsur Alam, acquitted him of charges and Shah Makhdum Police Station Officer-in-Charge SM Masud Parvez was served a show-cause notice to explain why Sajal was arrested instead of his life-term convict sibling Fazal within one-week.

Sajal was released from Rajshahi Central Jail Wednesday night

Sajal’s 45-year-old elder brother Selim alias Fazal, also resident of Chhoto Bonogram Pashchim Para area, was sentenced to life in prison in a case filed under Women and Children Prevention Act in 2009. Since then, he has been absconding.

Police, on April 30, arrested Sajal and produced him before the court falsely identifying him as Fazal. He was sent to jail on the same day after attesting him as Fazal in the arrest report and an affidavit signed by two deponents.

Sajal filed an appeal seeking bail on May 26, saying he was not the man who was  convicted.