Attack on UNO Wahida : Two accused on 7-day remand

Attack on UNO Wahida : Two accused on 7-day remand


Published: 22:37 5 September 2020   Updated: 11:18 6 September 2020

Two attackers of Ghoraghat UNO put on 7-day remand

Two attackers of Ghoraghat UNO put on 7-day remand

Two among three arrested attackers of Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam and her father Omar Ali Sheikh were taken on seven-day police remand this evening in Dinajpur, police said.

Earlier, the Investigating Officer of the case and Officer-in-Charge of the Detective Branch (DB) of Dinajpur Imam Jafar produced them before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate of Dinajpur Shishir Kumar Basu with a 10-day remand prayer.

After hearing on the prayer, the judge granted remand for seven days for each of the accused — Nabiul Islam, 36, and Santu Kumar Biswas, 28 — for interrogation by the DB Police.

Santu Kumar Das and Nabirul Islam are residents of Chak Babunia Biswanathpur village in Ghoraghat upazila of Dinajpur and both of them are painters.

Earlier, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-13 arrested three persons including prime suspect Asadul Haque, 35, of Sagarpur village in Ghoraghat upazila Dinajpur on Friday in connection with the gruesome attacks on the Ghoraghat UNO and her father.

The DB Police of Dinajpur did not receive prime accused Asadul Haque till the afternoon and could not produce him before the court with the other two by this afternoon.

However, after his necessary treatments at Rangpur Medical College Hospital since Friday afternoon, the elite force handed over Asadul Haque to Ghoraghat police station this evening from where he was handed over to the DB Police in Dinajpur tonight.

The Investigating Officer is expected to produce prime accused Asadul Haque before the court with a remand prayer tomorrow.

Earlier in a press briefing at RAB-13 headquarters in Rangpur on Friday evening, Commanding Officer Reza Ahmmed Ferdous said that the three arrested persons admitted their involvement in the gruesome attacks on the UNO and her father.

“The elite force soon started a shadow investigation into the case filed by Sheikh Farid Uddin, the UNO’s brother, with Ghoraghat police station of Dinajpur in connection with the attacks on Thursday,” he said.

After conducting hectic raids in different places in Dinajpur district on Thursday and Friday, the elite force arrested the criminals directly involved in the attacks conducted on Thursday in the early morning.

“The investigating agencies need to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the case to unearth the real motive of the attacks,” Reza said, adding that RAB-13 held six persons for integration and released three of them after finding their no involvement.

In the meantime, Divisional Commissioner Md. Abdul Wahab Bhuiyan has formed a three-member probe committee to investigate into the incident with Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Md. Zakir Hossain as its chief.

The committee will submit its report within the next seven working days. Deputy Inspector General of Police for Rangpur Range Devdas Bhattacharya told reporters that the investigating agencies will unearth the motive behind the gruesome attacks and bring all culprits to book.