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Attack on Hasina’s motorcade: Absconding convict held from Jessore

  • Three more cases under trial against him
  • 44 defendants sentenced to various terms
Update : 27 Mar 2024, 09:35 PM

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested a man who had been on the run since he was given a 7-year jail term for an attack on the motorcade of the then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina in Satkhira district.

RAB arrested Yasin Ali, 57, son of late Yusuf Ali of Tulshidanga village under Kalaroa police station of Satkhira district, from Bejpara area of Jessore town on Tuesday night, Major Mohammad Saqib Hossain, captain of RAB-6 CPC-3 Jessore Camp, said on Wednesday.

Tipped off, a team of RAB-6, conducted a drive in the area and arrested Yasin.

Three more cases are under trial against him, added the RAB officer.

Later, he was handed over to Kalaroa police station of Satkhira district.

Yasin was one of the masterminds of the attack on August 30, 2002, at Kalaroa in Satkhira district. Sheikh Hasina was returning to Dhaka after attending a meeting in Kalaroa when the attack took place.

Following the attack, three separate cases were lodged at Kalaroa police station in Satkhira.

On April 18, 2023, the Special Tribunal-3 of Satkhira, sentenced 44 defendants including Yasin to various terms.

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