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Death in custody: SI Jahid on fresh remand

Star Online Report
Jahidur Rahman Khan
Jahidur Rahman Khan

A Dhaka court today granted a three-day remand for Jahidur Rahman Khan, a sub-inspector of Mirpur Police Station, and his source Nasim Sheikh in a case filed in connection with the custodial death of garment-waste trader Mahbubur Rahman Sujan.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ashoke Kumar Biswas passed the order after Inspector of Detective Branch of police Nibaron Chandra Barman, also investigation officer of the case, produced them before the court with a six day remand prayer for each.

Earlier, SI jahid was placed on nine days’ remand in two phases.

Rakibul Islam, an SI and an operation officer at Mirpur Police Station, filed the case with the police station on July 17, a day after the arrest of Jahid who allegedly tortured Sujan to death.

Jahid was picked up at Rupnagar of Mirpur in the capital yesterday after the autopsy report mentioned that Sujan had died of torture.

Mirpur police also detained Nasim after going through the CCTV footage at the police station.

SI Jahid had picked up Sujan, his wife Lucy and their five-year-old son Rabbi from their Shankar home in the wee hours of July 13. Jahid, who went to Sujan's house to extort money, tortured Sujan at his house, in the police van and at Mirpur Police Station, according to Sujan's family members. Rabbi and Lucy were allowed to leave in the morning.

Jahid had been “closed” on similar grounds earlier this year. On February 10, when he was working at Pallabi Police Station, he was “closed” for his alleged involvement in the custodial death of Istiaq Ahmed Johnny, 28, a resident of Talab camp in Mirpur-1

Published: 2:29 pm Monday, July 28, 2014

Last modified: 10:18 pm Monday, July 28, 2014

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