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Escape of Death-Row Convicts

One accused put on remand on surrender

Another policeman suspended

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 November, 2022 12:00 AM
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One accused put on remand on surrender

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An accused in the case filed over the recent escape of two death-row militant convicts from police custody surrendered before a Dhaka court on Sunday.

The court later placed the accused, named Edi Amin, on a four-day remand in police custody.

Police said that Edi surrendered before the court of Dhaka additional chief metropolitan magistrate Md Tofazzal Hossain.

After his surrender, Abul Kalam Azad, inspector of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit, pleaded with the court to grant a 10-day remand to interrogate the accused in their custody.

After hearing the plea, the court granted a four-day remand.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, another policeman was suspended over the escape incident, bringing the total of suspended cops to seven.

Deputy Commissioner (Prosecution) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Jasim Uddin said Constable Nur-e Azad, who was taking the four militants alone to the prison van on the day of the incident, was suspended.

"There were four more policemen on duty on that day along with Azad. But Azad was taking the four militants alone from the court lockup, and it is a matter of investigation. So, he was suspended following the order of the DMP commissioner," he said.

 Meanwhile, on Sunday, another policeman was suspended over the escape incident, bringing the total of suspended cops to seven.

Deputy Commissioner (Prosecution) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Jasim Uddin said Constable Nur-e Azad, who was taking the four militants alone to the prison van on the day of the incident, was suspended.

"There were four more policemen on duty on that day along with Azad. But Azad was taking the four militants alone from the court lockup, and it is a matter of investigation. So, he was suspended following the order of the DMP commissioner," he said.

At about 12:15 pm on November 20, two militants—Abu Siddiq Sohel and Mainul Hasan Shamim, who are death row convicts in the case filed for killing publisher Faisal Arefin Dipon — were snatched from the police custody on the Dhaka court premises by some other militants by spraying pepper and carrying attack policemen.

Later, a case was filed against 20 militants with Kotwali Police Station.