Red alert issued, militants to be nab soon: Home Minister

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20 Nov 2022 18:13 PM । Update: 20 Nov 2022 18:14 PM

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday said that the law enforcers will be able to nab two death penalty awarded militants soon, who have fled away from the court premises this noon.

Meanwhile, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has issued a ‘red alert’ in the city and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullalh Al Mamun, on behalf of the Police, declared Taka 10 lakhs for each to nab the two militants who were snatched away from the court premises, reports BSS.

“We have earlier arrested some militants including the death penalty awarded Abu Siddiq and Mainul Hasan.

 They were snatched away from the court premises after spraying pepper chemical,” he told the reporters at his office this afternoon.

The minister said the police have already set up check posts at different strategic points of the city as well as the borders to stop the convicted militants who were sentenced to death in the publisher Faisal Arefin Dipon murder case. 

The militants are Abu Siddiq and Mainul Hasan, both are the activists of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

Kamal said that the police brought them to the court for producing them before the court in connection with a murder case and kept in court custody.

 After appearing before the court, they were being taken to a certain room from where some of their close associates ran away with them after spraying pepper chemicals to the on duty policemen. 

“We have issued a red alert as soon as the incident happened. Our police are desperately looking for them. We believe, we will nab them soon,” he added.

He also asked the law enforcers responsible for border security to take appropriate measures as the militants could not cross the borders, the minister said. 

“This is a sad incident.

 If any negligence was found related to this incident and anyone did intentionally. 

We will take stern action against them. Off course, we will form a probe committee and will take stern action accordingly,” Kamal said.

Replying to a question, he said, “We have taken all the things seriously. Militants became active but we brought them under control.

 According to the High Court's directives, the shackles and handcuffs should be removed from the death-sentenced accused while being taken to the court.”

The minister will not give details before completion of the investigation into the incident. 

Two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) members, who were awarded death penalty in blogger Faisal Arefin Dipan killings, escaped from police custody at the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court premises in the city this noon.

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