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Snatching two convicts: Militant Ome on 7-day remand

Published : Thursday, 24 November, 2022 at 2:59 PM  Count : 395

Snatching two convicts: Militant Ome on 7-day remand

Snatching two convicts: Militant Ome on 7-day remand



Mehedi Hasan Ome, who was earlier arrested in a case involving snatching two militants from Dhaka Judge Court premises, has been placed on a seven-day remand.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shafi Uddin passed the order following a 10-day remand petition by Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) inspector Muhammad Abul Kalam Azad for interrogation. 

Accused Ome, who was on bail in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act, has been shown arrested in a case involving snatching two militants from the Dhaka Judge Court premises.

He was directly involved in the snatching incident. He is a member of the Military Wing of banned extremist outfit Ansar Al-Islam.

Four persons boarding on two motorcycles arrived at the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court late Sunday morning (November 20) and snatched two militants from police custody sprayed chemicals in the eyes of a police constable. They left the court premises with the two militants– Mainul Islam Shamim and Abu Siddique Sohel.

Mainul and Sohel are among eight extremists sentenced to death for killing publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan in 2015. Sohel was also handed a death sentence for killing Bangladeshi-American writer and blogger Avijit Roy in the same year.

A case was filed with the Kotwali Police Station in Dhaka over the snatching incident against 20 named persons and 20 other unidentified persons.

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