Militants' escape: One more cop suspended for negligence
One more member of the police force has been suspended for negligence in discharging duties after two death-row convicts were whisked away from the premises of a Dhaka court on November 20.
Constable Nur-e-Azad was suspended yesterday as he was found negligent in discharging duties, Jasim Uddin, deputy commissioner of the prosecution division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told The Daily Star.
Although he was supposed to wait near the lift for other police personnel to join him, Nur-e-Azad chose to escort four militants to the prison cell by himself, Jasim said.
That is when unidentified criminals sprayed chemical in Azad's face and whisked away the two death-row convicts.
The constable had taken treatment for injuries to his nose and eyes at the capital's National Institute of Ophthalmology.
Earlier, DMP suspended police personnel including an inspector on the same grounds.
They are: Court Inspector Matiur Rahman; Sub-inspector Nahidur Rahman Bhuiyan, also in-charge of the prison cell of the CMM Court; Assistant Sub-inspector Mohiuddin, and constables Sharif Hasan and Abdus Sattar.
The two escaped convicts -- Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Samir alias Sifat alias Imran, and Abu Siddiq Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab – are still on the run.
The two convicts were among eight militants sentenced to death by a Dhaka Anti-Terrorism Tribunal in February last year for murdering Jagriti Publications publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan in 2015.