Published by: Sucheta Sengupta | Posted: November 21, 2022 10:14 am| Updated: November 21, 2022 1:41 pm

Sukumar Sarkar, Dhaka: A red alert has been issued across Bangladesh in the kidnapping of two death row militants. These two are Blogger Abhijit Roy and Publisher Arefin Deepan murder case convicts sentenced to death. Two terrorists were abducted from the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon in front of the police with poisonous chemical spray on their faces. The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a Red Alert on the border in this incident. Checkposts have also been installed at every entry-exit route of Dhaka. Vehicles of suspects are being stopped and searched at various check posts. Meanwhile, their photos have been sent to various police stations, airports and land borders to nab the two absconding militants. Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said that an investigation committee is being formed in this incident.

Blogger Abhijit Roy and Publisher Arefin Deepan.

Two militants convicted in the Abhijit and Deepan murders were produced in court on Sunday. On the way to the court with the policemen, two militants punched the policemen in the face and sprayed them with poisonous chemical spray, they were unprepared. In this gap, the two militants got on the two motorbikes and ran away. Mainul Hasan Shamim and Abu Siddique Sohail of the escaped militants. Shamim’s house is in Madhavpur village of Chatak in Sunamganj. Sohail’s house is in Vetoshwar village of Aditamari in Lalmonirhat. Two of the four were abducted by the militants while being produced before the Anti-Terrorism Tribunal and taken to jail. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has formed an investigating team of five members in this incident. He directed the committee to submit the report within three days.

[আরও পড়ুন: বাংলার ব্লকে সংগঠনহীন বিজেপি, কেন্দ্রীয় নেতৃত্বের ভরসা সেই মিঠুনই]

On February 10 last year, the court sentenced 8 accused to death in the murder case of Faisal Arefin Dipan, the publisher of Jagriti Prakashani. On October 31, 2015, Faisal Arefin Deepan, the proprietor of Jagriti Prakashani, was hacked to death in his office at Aziz Super Market in Shahbagh of the capital. Blogger Abhijit Roy was murdered on the public road on his way back from the Dhaka Book Fair in February that same year. 8 people were sentenced to death in that murder.

[আরও পড়ুন: লক্ষ্য মেরুকরণ, আন্তর্জাতিক গীতা মহোৎসবে ঘুরপথে ‘হিন্দু রাষ্ট্র’ ইস্যুতে জল মাপছে বিজেপি]

The committee formed by the DMD has been given the task of assigning responsibility for the absconding of the accused and making detailed recommendations on the future course of action. The committee headed by Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime and Ops) will have Joint Commissioner (Operations), Joint Commissioner (CTTC), Deputy Commissioner (Investigation, Lalbagh) and Additional Deputy Commissioner (CRO) as members. A CCTV footage of the abduction of militants Abu Siddique Sohail and Moinul Hasan Shamim has been released. It can be seen there, four militants on two motorcycles snatched them from in front of the court gate.

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