Convicted Khilgaon OC lands in jail
A Dhaka court today sent Khilgaon police OC Helal Uddin to jail after his surrender in a case over attempted murder of Dhaka Univesrity student Abdul Kadar.
Two weeks earlier, he was sentenced to three years in prison in absentia for torturing the biochemistry and molecular biology student and implicating him in false cases.
The former police officer surrendered before the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Alamgir Kabir Raj in the afternoon and sought bail. After hearing, his plea was scrapped and he was sent to jail.
DU student Kadar was detained on charges of robbery when he was returning to his dormitory around 1:30am on July 16, 2011.
He was arrested even after he showed police his identity card, he said, adding that they even stabbed him in the left calf with a cleaver.
Police filed three separate cases against Kadar to implicate him falsely. But following media outcry, the High Court on July 28 that year ordered the inspector general of police to probe the incident.
Three officials of Khilgaon Police Station, including the officer-in-charge, were suspended and Kadar was released on bail on August 3.
Kadar was acquitted of all charges in 2012. He on January 23, 2012, sued officer-in-charge Helal Uddin for torturing him and filing false cases against him.
On May 17, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Raj sentenced OC Helal to three years of imprisonment and fined him Tk 10,000 - in default of which he will suffer three months more in jail.