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Militants brought three caps from prison

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:54 PM, 5 December 2019  

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

The convicted three militants including Rakibul Hasan Regan, in the case of Holy Artisan, brought a total of three caps from prison. Of these, two are white and the other is black.   

Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Joint Commissioner (DB) Mahbub Alam also the head of the probe committee over ‘IS cap on militant head’ told the information.   

In response to a question at a press conference organized by the DMP’s Media and Public Relations Department on Thursday afternoon, he said that he had analyzed the video footage. “The search was made while he was out of jail. But the hat they had was not left. Rather, they have been allowed to carry their hats freely,” he said. 

A total of three hats came, two of them white and one black hat. However, no logo was captured in the footage, he said. 

Responding to a question, Mahbub Alam said, “The prison guards may not have realized that this is very significant. They thought the hat is part of the prayers.” 

Responding to another question, he said militants could have multiple hats like this. The logo may or may not be there. “However, it was not caught in our investigation. It may even be that the cap they brought from prison was turned upside down after hearing the verdict in court.” 

About Regan, he said that after the IS cap debate, he was questioned by several agencies in the interest of the investigation. “Regan made a statement in prison, made another statement to the detective police, and went to court and made a different statement.” 

Regarding the security in the court, the  DMP joint commissioner said, “On that day, the security was strengthened in the court. Still, Regan said in the court that ‘one of the crowd gave him a hat.’”

“There was no one except police, journalists, and lawyers. Journalists and lawyers need to be brought to court in a frame,” he also said adding, “There is a need to set up a system so that lawyers can be in their profession and journalists can cover their reports so that the police can properly carry out its security duties.”

A committee was formed by the DMP to investigate the ‘IS cap’. Mahbub Alam, the joint commissioner of the police, took over as the head of the committee. The committee is expected to submit its investigation report to the commissioner within two days.
On the other hand, a report submitted by the Prison Department states that the cap containing the IS logo on the head of militant Regan was not from prison.