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One remanded over escape of 2 death-row convicts

BSS . Dhaka
24 Nov 2022 17:59:59 | Update: 24 Nov 2022 18:07:25
One remanded over escape of 2 death-row convicts
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A Dhaka court on Thursday placed Mehedi Hasan Omi alias Rafi on a seven-day remand in a case lodged over the recent escape of two death-row convicts from police custody.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shafi Uddin passed the order as police produced Mehedi before the court and pleaded to place him on a 10-day remand in the case.

According to the case documents, Mehedi, also an alleged member of the banned militant outfit Ansar-al Islam, directly took part in the militants' snatching mission on November 20. He is also an accused in blogger Nazimuddin Samad murder case.

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Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Unit on November 23 arrested Mehedi from the capital's Jatrabari area.

Death-row convicts Abu Siddiq Sohel and Moinul Hasan Shamim, members of the banned militant outfit Ansar-al Islam, were whisked away by their associates by beating police and spraying chemicals on their eyes at Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court arena on November 20.