Convict Escape

Sr jail super Jahanara demoted

Staff Correspondent

16 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Senior Superintendent of Kashimpur-2 Central Jail, Jahanara Begum, has been demoted to ‘Superintendent’ and transferred to Jamalpur Jail over the life-term convict escape incident.

 As per the order of President Abdul Hamid, a circular was issued in this regard, signed by Md Moniruzzaman, deputy secretary (jail-1 and 2) of Security Services Division of Home Ministry, on Tuesday.

 In the circular, six other jail supers of different jails across the country were also transferred.

Deputy Secretary Moniruzzaman told the Daily Sun that three to four days ago, the home ministry sent a letter to Department of Prisons directing it to take departmental action against Jahanara and some others in connection with the incident of convict Abu Bakar Siddiq escape.  The directive was given as per the recommendations of the investigation committee formed to look into the incident. Information and Public Relations Officer of the home ministry Sharif Mahmood Apu told the Daily Sun that Jahanara was downgraded for the incident of convict escape.

On August 6, Abu Bakar Siddiq escaped from the Kashimpur-2 Central Jail, but he could not be found yet. On March 17, 2002, a Rajshahi court sentenced Abu Bakar Siddiq to death in a murder case. The High Court eased his punishment by giving life-term jail on July 27, 2012 and later he was shifted to Kashimpur Jail-2 from Rajshahi Central Jail.

A case was filed against him Konabari Police Station in this connection on August 7.

Following the incident, departmental action was taken against 12 prison guards of the Kashimpur Jail-2. Six of them were suspended in this connection.

On the other hand, the circular stated that Superintendent of Jamalpur Jail Mokhlesur Rahman was transferred to Meherpur Jail while Superintendent of Bagerhat Jail Golam Dastagir was shifted to Chandpur Jail.

Superintendent of Chandpur Jail Main Uddin Bhuyian was transferred to Department of Prisons as Assistant Inspector General of Prisons while Superintendent of Chuadanga Jail Nazrul Islam was shifted to Gaibandha Jail, Superintendent of Meherpur Jail ASM Kamrul Huda to Bagerhat Jail and Superintendent of Narail Jail Majibur Rahman Majumder to Chapainawabganj Jail.

A few days ago, Mojibur Rahman received a transfer order that he had been transferred to Magura Jail, but the ministry cancelled that order transferred him to Chapainawabganj.