Moudud on 12 hours' parole
Detained former law minister Moudud Ahmed was given 12 hours' parole yesterday to attend the burial of his elder brother Masud Ahmed.
Masud passed away on Wednesday night due to old-age complications.
Witnesses said Moudud came out of Dhaka Central Jail at 4:15pm. He was taken to Azimpur graveyard straight away by a prison van under escort of police and jail security personnel, where he attended the namaz-e-janaza for his brother.
Later, Moudud was taken to the residence of his late brother at Mohammadpur.
"The home ministry granted 12 hours' parole to Moudud after his family members submitted an application," Brig Gen Zakir Hassan, Inspector General (prisons), told The Daily Star.
Deputy Inspector General (prisons) Maj Shamsul Haider Siddiqui said, "At least 16 policemen and a jail security man are escorting Moudud during the parole. He would be brought back to the jail soon after the end of his parole."