5 among 101 self-confessed yaba traders released on bail
Published: 05:45 PM, 10 October 2020 Updated: 05:46 PM, 10 October 2020
The self-confessed 101 yaba traders are getting bail one by one. Five yaba traders who surrendered to Teknaf, listed by the Home Ministry, were released on bail from Cox's Bazar District Jail on Friday. Cox's Bazar Jail Superintendent Nazar Alam confirmed the release.
The yaba traders released on bail are Nurul Huda Member and his brother Nurul Kabir, son of Haji Abul Kashem of Hnila UP, Md. Manzur Ali, son of Md. Hossain, Mahbub Alam, son of Rashid Ahmed of Hnila West Sikder Para and Md. Yunus, son of Md. Abdul Khaleke's of Nightang Para.
The five were released on bail by the high court on Friday and returned to their homes in Teknaf, locals said.
Earlier, Rasheedul Karim, younger brother of Saiful Karim, who was killed in a gunfight, was released on bail by the high court.
Sources said that five yaba traders who were released on Friday as well as a few others who surrendered have already been granted bail by the high court. They are also waiting for the bail documents to reach the Cox's Bazar District Jail. The relatives are hoping that they will be released from jail when the papers arrive.
102 yaba traders surrendered to the police in the presence of Home Minister and IGP on February 16, 2019 at the Teknaf Pilot School ground in Cox's Bazar, mediated by private television journalist MM Akram Hossain. At that time they deposited 3.5 lakh yaba, 30 weapons and 70 rounds of ammunition.
On February 27 this year the court has framed charges against 101 of the 102 yaba traders who surrendered. One was dropped from the indictment as died in custody. After a long 19-month imprisonment, they are slowly trying to return to life on bail.