Bangladesh Police has formed a five-member probe body in connection with the escaping of two death row convicts and members of banned militant group Ansar al-Islam from the premises of Dhaka court on Sunday.
The committee, headed by Additional Police Commissioner (crime and operation) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), has been asked to submit its report within three working days, said a DMP press release.
Earlier in the day, they were sentenced to death in Jagriti Publications publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case.
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They are Md Abu Siddique Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab and Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Samir alias Sifat alias Imran, said Harun or-Rashid, Chief of Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
“The convicts sprayed something in the eyes of two policemen and escaped while they were being taken to the court. We’re searching for them in nearby areas. This is the first time something like this has happened in the country,” said Harun.
Publisher Dipan, son of Prof Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq of Dhaka University, was hacked to death in his office on the second floor of Aziz Supermarket at Shahbagh in Dhaka on October 31, 2015.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh police announced Tk 10 lakh for information for each.
The government has issued red alert at all the entry and exit points of the country to arrest them, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan.