Kamal Uddin alias Haji Kamal, suspected leader of a human trafficking gang, was shown arrested today in two cases filed over the killing of 26 Bangladeshis in Libya on May 28.
One of the cases was filed on June 2 with Paltan Police Station against 38 named and 35 unnamed people for their alleged involvement with trafficking a number of people to Libya, including the 26 who were killed on May 28.
The other case was filed on June 5 with the same police station against 36 including Kamal and 30 unnamed persons over same offences.
Kamal, Akbar Hossain Sheikh, Shahid Miah, Helal Miah and Zulhas Sardar were shown arrested in the first case and apart from Kamal, two others --Nur Hossain and Khabir Uddin-- were shown arrested in the second case.
Before showing them arrested, Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Yasmin Ara, via a virtual court of Dhaka, witnessed them at Keraniganj Central Jail and Kishoreganj Jail.
On June 16, two other virtual courts sent virtual links to the jail authorities of Keraniganj and Kishoreganj jails, custodians of the accused Kamal and others in the cases
CID Inspector Mizanur Rahman, investigation officer of the case, submitted the petition on June 4 with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka to show Kamal and four others arrested in the case.
Another Dhaka court on June 2 rejected a bail petition and sent Kamal to jail in connection with a case filed with Bhatara Police Station under the Bangladesh Passport Act. Rapid Action Battalion on June 2 filed the case under the Passport Act and recovered a total of 31 passports from his possession.
A Rab team arrested him from the capital's Shahjadpur on June 2. Lt Col Rakibul Hasan, commanding officer of Rab-3, on that day said Kamal has trafficked more than 400 people to Libya over the last decade.