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52 KNF members remanded in 2 cases

  • 2-day remand respectively in two cases
  • A female KNF member allowed to be interrogated at jail gate
  • Four others sent to jail
Update : 18 Apr 2024, 05:31 PM

A Bandarban court on Thursday placed 52 arrested individuals, suspected to be members of the armed hill group Kuki-Chin National Front (KNF), on 2-day remand respectively in two cases filed over robbing banks, looting firearms, and kidnapping of a bank manager in Bandarban recently.

Police produced them before the court with tight security measures seeking a 5-day remand.

Bandarban Chief Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Mohammad Nazmul Hossain granted a two-day remand respectively in two cases.

Bishwajit Singh, GRO of the court, said that 57 arrestees were produced before the court from the jail on Thursday with the remand prayer.

Among them, 52 were granted remand and one female arrestee was allowed to be interrogated at the jail gate as she is pregnant.

The suspected KNF members are produced before Bandarban court on Thursday, April 18, 2024. Photo: Dhaka Tribune

Besides, four others were sent to jail.

On April 2, the separatist group kidnapped Bandarban’s Ruma upazila branch Sonali Bank manager Md Nezam Uddin and tried to loot Tk1.5 crore from the vault of the branch. But they were unable to take the money.

They also carried out robberies at Sonali Bank and Krishi Bank branches in Thanchi upazila of Bandarban on the following day.

Later, the Home minister and senior officials of the home ministry, security forces and administration visited the area.

So far, nine cases have been filed with Ruma and Thanchi police stations.

Besides, over 66 people, including the chief coordinator of the group, have been arrested by the joint forces.

They were later sent to jail in the cases.

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