The accused is yet to be arrested
An accused in a drug case has fled from court premises in Bogra, after beating up a policeman, while he was being escorted to the district prison.
The incident occurred when 28-year-old Saiful Islam Sagor was being boarded in a prison van on the premises of Chief Judicial Magistrate's court on Sunday evening.
Sadar police station Inspector (Investigation) Rezaul Karim Reza confirmed the incident to Dhaka Tribune.
Quoting witnesses, Bogra Sadar police outpost Sub-Inspector Zillur Rahman said:"Sagor was produced before the court on Sunday evening. He was denied bail in the drug case and sent to jail prison.”
He said: “When he was being taken to a prison van, he hit Deputy Assistant Town Sub-Inspector Kabir, managed to open his handcuffs and fled the scene.”
Later, Assistant Sub-Inspector of court Emdadul Haque filed a case with the sadar police station in this regard.
Court Inspector Abul Kalam Azad told Dhaka Tribune: "A report has been submitted to Bogra Superintendent of Police regarding the matter. He will take necessary action after assessing the report.
SI Zillur, who is also the investigation officer of the drug case, said:"We could not apprehend Sagor yet. However, we will continue our drives until he is arrested."
Prior to this incident, another shocking incident, unprecedented in Bangladesh, raised rightful concerns over how inefficient the security system is in the country’s courts.
On July 15, a murder accused was chased, and stabbed to death by his cousin, a co-accused, inside a judge’s chamber in a Comilla courtroom while the trial of the case was in progress.