Law enforcers can’t avoid responsibility over militants’ escape: Rab
Law enforcement agencies certainly cannot avoid their responsibility in the escape of two convicted militants from police custody, Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director of Rab’s legal and media wing, said on Monday. The Rab commander said this while responding to questions from reporters at the Rab media centre in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar. Read: Militants flee Dhaka Court: Red Alert issued, says Home Minister It would have been possible for the law enforcers to take action or prevent the escape if they had received information from the intelligence agencies earlier. “That’s why law enforcers cannot avoid responsibility.” Asked whether the two militants have already left the country, Moin said that he cannot say anything about that right now. “We are examining the CCTV footage of their movement at various places,” he added. Read: Police announce Tk 10 lakh for each death row convict who fled a Dhaka court today On November 20, two members of the banned militant outfit Ansar-al Islam – Abu Siddique Sohel and Moinul Hasan Shamim – who were sentenced to death in publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan's murder case, were whisked away from police custody at Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate court arena. They also tried to snatch two other accused, Arafat and Sabur, but failed. Police filed a case against 20 people in this connection.
Militants’ escape: 10 Ansar-al-Islam members put on another 5-day remand
A Dhaka court on Thursday placed 10 members of Ansar-al-Islam, accused in a case over snatching of two convicted militants from police custody, on a five-day fresh remand. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shafi Uddin passed the order after investigation officer of the case and Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Inspector Muhammad Abul Kalam Azad sought a 10-day remand producing the accused before the court. Those remanded are Shahin Alam alias Kamal, Shah Alam alias Salauddin, BM Mojibur Rahman, Suman Hossain Patwary, Arafat Rahman, Khairul Islam alias Sifat, Mozammel Hossain, Sheikh Abdullah, Abdur Sabur, and Rashidunnabi Bhuiyan. Read more: Militants' escape: Another put on 4-day remand On Novermber 20, two members of the banned militant outfit Ansar-al Islam Abu Siddique Sohel and Moinul Hasan Shamim, who were sentenced to death in publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan's murder case, were whisked away by their associates by beating police and spraying some chemicals on their eyes at Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate court arena. They also tried to snatch two other accused Arafat and Sabur but failed. Later police arrested the two accused from the court premises. Read more: Ansar-al-Islam member put on 7-day remand for link to escape of 2 militants Court Inspector Julhas filed a case against 20 people and seven or eight more anonymous in this connection.
Another probe body formed over 2 militants’ escape from court premises
The Security Services Division of the Home Ministry has formed a four-member committee to probe the escaping of two death row convicts, also members of banned militant group Ansar al-Islam, from the premises of a Dhaka court on Sunday. The ministry issued a notification in this regard on Sunday (November 20). Read more: 2 militants who escaped from Dhaka court will be arrested any time soon: DB Chief The committee, headed by additional secretary (Prison sub-division) of the Security Services Division, has been asked to submit its report within seven working days, said the notification. On Sunday, two members of the banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam, who were sentenced to death in Jagriti Publications publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case, escaped from the premises of Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate Court (Dhaka CMM Court). Read more: Five cops suspended over escape of 2 convicted militants The escapees are Md Abu Siddique Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab and Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Samir alias Sifat alias Imran. Publisher Dipan, son of Prof Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq of Dhaka University, was hacked to death in his office on the second floor of Aziz Supermarket at Shahbagh in Dhaka on October 31, 2015.