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Runaway militants pose danger

Published : 23 Nov 2022 10:08 PM | Updated : 24 Nov 2022 05:14 PM

Police say that danger remains until the two abducted militants and those involved in their abduction from the Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court premises last Sunday are arrested. 

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Biplab Bijay Talukder made the statement at the DMP Media Center at Minto Road in the capital on Wednesday. 

He said that instructions have been issued to all the police units and those who are in border control across the country to avoid risk. Police have asked everyone to be vigilant. Pictures of the two militants who escaped have been sent to each police station. 

Meanwhile, the law and order forces are conducting an operation to catch the two militants. Dhaka Metropolitan Intelligence Police, Counter-Terrorism, Rapid Action Battalion RAB, Police Headquarters LIC, CID and Anti-Terrorism have continued operations in the surrounding areas including the capital. 

Related sources say that the law and order forces are very close to arresting those involved in the militant snatch. At any time they will be caught in the net. The owner of the abandoned motorcycle has also been identified. At the same time, five policemen have been dismissed for dereliction of duty. 

Meanwhile, CTTC has also identified the mastermind behind the abduction of two militants.

The Prosecution Department of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has sent a letter through the Commissioner of Police. On Tuesday, DMP Deputy Commissioner Jasim Uddin confirmed the matter that terrorists, militants, sensational accused and convicts or convicts of multiple cases from the jail to the court must be shackled as per Jail Code while being produced in court. In this situation, it was requested to take necessary measures to send the accused of various important cases from the jail to the court as per the jail code and to send the other important accused including militants and terrorists in separate prison vans.

Last Sunday, two militants were snatched from the court premises of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Dhaka. They are - Mainul Hasan Shamim and Abu Siddique Sohail. These two are publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case death row convicts. Dipan was murdered in the office of his publishing company Jagriti in Aziz Super Market of the capital on October 31, 2015, amid a series of attacks on writers-publishers and online activists in Bangladesh. 

Later investigations revealed that Ansar al-Islam militants had carried out the attack.

Arrested Mainul and Sohail were brought to Dhaka court from Kashimpur jail in Gazipur that day for hearing in another case. At the end of the hearing, two militant accomplices neutralized police with 'chemical spray' and snatched the militants away.

Three Deputy Inspector Generals (DIG Prisons) and two senior jail superintendents were transferred two days after two militants were abducted from the court premises. The notification of the transfer was issued by the Security Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday. Deputy Secretary Mohammad Abu Saeed Mollah signed the notification by order of the President. 

Among the three deputy inspectors of prisons transferred, the deputy inspector general of prisons of Chattogram division. K. M. Fazlul Haque Dhaka Division, Rangpur Jail Deputy Inspector General Md. Altab Hossain has been transferred to Chattogram Division and Dhaka Division Deputy Inspector General of Prisons Mohammad Tauhidur Haque has been transferred to Rangpur Division. 

Among the senior jail superintendents of the high-security central prison, Abdul Aziz has been transferred to Rajshahi Central Jail and Rajshahi Central Jail Senior Jail Superintendent Subrata Kumar Bala has been transferred to high-security Central Jail.