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Another cop suspended over death row militants’ escape from court

So far, six police officers have been suspended over the incident

Update : 27 Nov 2022, 07:36 PM

Another police officer, who was on duty when two death row militants escaped from the premises of a Dhaka court, has been temporarily suspended.

The officer, Nur-e-Azad, suffered eye injuries when the militants sprayed chemicals into his eyes while escaping.

He was admitted into a hospital after the attack, and joined work on Saturday, reports Bangla Tribune.

So far, a total of six police officers have been suspended over the incident.

On November 21, five police officers were suspended by Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

The suspended police officers are CMM Court Jail Inspector Matiur Rahman, SI Nahidur Rahman Bhuiya, ATSI Mohiuddin, Constable Sharif Hasan, and Abdus Sattar.

The escapees are Md Abu Siddique Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab and Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Samir alias Sifat alias Imran. 

They are members of the banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam, who were sentenced to death in Jagriti Publications publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case.

Police earlier announced Tk10 lakh for information on each of them.

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 the city on October 31, 2015.

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