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Rana on 8-day remand

Update : 25 May 2014, 08:57 PM

A Narayanganj court yesterday put Lt Commander MM Rana, former in-charge of the Special Crime Prevention Company of RAB 11, on an eight-day remand in the second phase in connection with the seven gruesome murders in Narayanganj. 

Following seven days of remand under Section 54, Rana was shown arrested in two cases filed in connection with the seven killings and was sent to court yesterday afternoon where police sought a 10-day remand order. Following hearing, Narayanganj Senior Judicial Magistrate KM Mahiuddin remanded him for eight days in the case filed by Selina Yasmin Beauty, wife of slain panel mayor Nazrul Islam.    

The court also ruled that remand hearing in the lawsuit registered by Dr Bijoy Kumar Pal, son-in-law of slain Advocate Chandan Sarker, would be held when the second-phase remand hearing would end.   

At the hearing, Advocate Sakhawat Hossain, president of Narayanganj District Lawyers’ Association, said Rana should be put on remand and interrogated to know whether any outside terrorist worked with RAB officials as accomplice in the seven-murder incident.

“It is impossible for three RAB personnel to pick up seven people and kill them. There were many others who collaborated with the RAB officers. In addition, a video clip of the seven abductions has been found during the investigation. Rana should also be interrogated concerning that,” he said. 

The association’s General Secretary Jakir Hossain and Additional Public Prosecutor Fazlur Rahman also took part in the hearing. “I have nothing to say. I will accept any decision taken by the court,” Rana said.

Police arrested Rana, who was sent to retirement in connection with the seven murders, from Dhaka Cantonment in the late hours on May 18. He was then shown arrested under Section 54 and was put on a seven-day remand.  

Earlier, RAB 11 former commanding officer Lt Col Tarek Sayeed Mohammad and RAB 11 Major Arif Hossain were remanded for eight days in the second phase after showing them arrested in connection with the seven murders. 

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