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Home minister’s car hit: Driver, helper remanded

  • Published at 01:34 am August 12th, 2018
File photo of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

On Friday night, a bus hit the home minister's car at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka

A Dhaka Court has granted police four days to question the driver and his assistant of the bus that hit the home minister's car at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka on Friday night.

Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Shikder issued the order on Saturday following an appeal filed by the police. 

Police produced bus driver Ibrahim Khalil Emon and his assistant Manik Mia before the court and sought a seven-day remand prayer, said Investigation Officer and Sher-e Bangla Nagar police station’s Sub-Inspector Ruhul Amin. 

On Friday, Traffic Inspector Ekhlasur Rahman filed a case against the driver and his assistant with Sher-e Bangla Nagar police hours after the incident.

A bus of New Vision Paribahan hit Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan's car in front of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases around 8:45pm on Friday.

The minister was unhurt but the rear side of the vehicle was damaged.

The bus was being driven by helper Manik. The driver of the bus, Ibrahim, was on the bus.

Police later detained the duo.

The incident occurred during the Traffic Week, an annual program of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police aiming to raise awareness and bring discipline in road transport. It was inaugurated by the minister on August 4.

Meanwhile, police have taken legal action against 113,423 vehicles, realized fines amounting to around Tk3.77 crore and seized 3,544 vehicles in separate drives against traffic rule violators across the country in three days since the Traffic Week began on Sunday.