Shahinuddin Murder

Ex-MP Awal sent to jail

Staff Correspondent

27 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Ex-MP Awal sent to jail

A Dhaka court on Wednesday sent former lawmaker of Lakshmipur-1 constituency MA Awal to jail after he had been quizzed in police custody for four days in relation to the sensational murder of Shahinuddin.

The court also sent another accused Babu to jail, said Sub-Inspector Mohammad Selim, general registration officer (GRO) of Pallabi Police Station.

Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Mahmuda Akhter passed the order after DB Inspector Syed Iftekhar Hossain, who is also investigating the murder, escorted the two accused to the court with a plea to keep them in jail until the end of the investigation.

On the other hand, the court sent another accused Nur Mohammad Hasan to jail after he made confession before the magistrate under 164 of the CrPC on the same day.

Manas Kumar Poddar, deputy commissioner of Mirpur DB Division, told the Daily Sun that Hasan directly took part in the killing mission.

On May 16, a group of miscreants hacked Shahinuddin, 33, in broad daylight in front of his minor son at Alinagar in Pallabi.

On May 20, the Rapid Action Battalion arrested Awal, who masterminded the murder, from a shrine at Bhairab in Kishoreganj.  The next day, the court granted police permission to keep him in custody for interrogation.

Two other accused – Manik and Monir – were killed in ‘gunfights’ with DB police and RAB recently.