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Mobile phone seized from death-row convict Nur in jail

Probe body formed

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  • 9 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Mobile phone seized from death-row convict Nur in jail

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The authorities of Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur have seized a mobile phone from Nur Hossain, a death-row convict in the sensational Narayanganj seven-murder cases.

The cell phone was recovered from him, now in a condemned cell of Kashimpur Central Jail-2, on January 5, Jail Superintendent Abdul Jalil said on Saturday.

A three-member probe committee, led by Umme Salma, deputy superintendent of the prison, has been formed to find out how the device was brought to the prison.

The two other members of the probe panel are Chief Jailer Md Asaduzzaman and Deputy Jailer Nurul Mobin.

The investigation committee has been asked to submit its report by January 11. Abdul Jalil said there are three inmates, including Nur Hossain, also former councillor of Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC), in the condemned cell. “We received a tip-off that Nur Hossain had been using a phone in the condemned cell. Later, a raid was carried out on the cell on January 5. A mini-button mobile phone was recovered from the cell at that time,” he said.

Legal action will be taken against Nur Hossain for using the phone in jail, he said.

Sources said the death-row convict had reportedly been using the phone to keep in contact with influential people to ensure that his younger brother Nur Uddin and nephew Shah Jalal Badal secure victory in the upcoming NCC polls billed for January 16.

A court of Narayanganj on January 16, 2017 sentenced 26 people, including three sacked Rapid Action Battalion officials and Nur Hossain, to death and nine others to different jail terms in the two cases filed over the murder incident.

On April 27, 2014, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his three associates and driver were abducted from Fatullah area of Narayanganj.

At the same time, senior lawyer at the district judge court Chandan Kumar Sarkar and his driver were abducted on their way to the capital.

Three days after their abduction, the bodies of six of them, including Nazrul and Chandan, were recovered from the Shitalakhya River.

The following day, the body of Nazrul's car driver Jahangir was recovered from the river.