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04:14 PM, July 06, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:15 PM, July 06, 2020

Libya killings: Kamal’s bail petition rejected

A virtual court in Dhaka today rejected a bail petition of Kamal Hossain, a member of a gang linked to the trafficking of 26 Bangladeshis killed in Libya on May 28.

The case was filed against him and 35 others with Khilgaon Police Station on June 9 over trafficking of Bangladeshis to Libya.

Metropolitan Magistrate Dhiman Chandra Mondol of Virtual Court-4 of Dhaka passed the order after Kamal's lawyer submitted a petition seeking bail through an email.

On June 12, detectives arrested Kamal (40) from Dhaka and later he was placed on a three-day remand in connection with the case.

On May 28, 38 Bangladeshis and some Africans were held hostage by human traffickers in Libya. The traffickers demanded a large amount of money, although the victims had earlier paid up to $10,000 each. At one stage, the trafficking gang fired shots, leaving 26 Bangladeshis dead.

A total of 52 people, including Kamal Uddin alias Haji Kamal, the ring leader of the human trafficking gang, were arrested so far in 26 cases filed across the country over human trafficking to Libya.

Meantime, the same court rejected a bail petition of Adib Hossain Mollah, a member of suspected human trafficking gang, in a case filed for attempting to send four women to Canada with fake visas.

The case was filed with Paltan Police Station on June 10 against Adib and five others for their alleged involvement with an attempt to send four women to Canada.

According to the prosecution, Adib and five others allegedly took Tk 70 lakh from one Anwar Hossain of Nawabganj in Dhaka promising to send his wife, daughter, brother's wife and daughter to Canada in February last year.

After receiving the money, the traffickers took their passports and collected visas from Canadian Embassy in Bangladesh.

Later, they took the four women to India and the Indian Embassy found that all visas were fake and they were sent back to Bangladesh.

Following the incident, Anwar asked them to return the money but the traffickers on May 20 this year threatened Anwar and his family members with dire consequences, the complainant alleged.



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