Banani rape: Shafat’s driver, bodyguard held in Dhaka
Law enforcers arrested bodyguard and driver of Banani double rape prime accused Ahmed Shafat from different places in Dhaka this evening.
The arrestees – Billal, driver, and Rahamat alias Azad, a bodyguard, are also accused of the rape case.
At team of Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Rahamat from Gulshan-1 around 7:00pm, said Shaikh Nazmul Alam, deputy commission of DB (north).
Meanwhile, Rapid Action Battalion arrested Billal from a hotel in Nawabpur area of Dhaka around 8:45pm, Jahangir Hossain Matubbar, commanding officer of Rab-10, told The Daily Star.
Billal reached Dhaka from Sylhet around 3:00pm and was hiding in the hotel, the Rab official said adding that he rented a room introducing him as Sujon.
On information, a team of the elite force raided the hotel and arrested him, Jahangir said. The law enforcers also seized his mobile phone, he said.
Earlier on May 12, police arrested Banani rape prime accused Ahmed Shafat and Shadman Sakif conducting a raid at a house "Rashid Manzil" in Pathantola area of Sylhet city.
A day into the arrest, the law enforcers brought Shafat and Sakif, who are among the five accused of raping the two university girls, to Dhaka.
Later in the day, a Dhaka court placed Shafat on six-day remand and Sakif on five-day remand after police produced them before it seeking 10-day remand for each.