Mitu murder: IO to record statements of 2 children at DSS office...

Mitu murder: IO to record statements of 2 children at DSS office

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:12 PM, 8 June 2022   Updated: 05:12 PM, 8 June 2022

Babul Akhter and Mahmuda Khanam Mitu; File Photo

Babul Akhter and Mahmuda Khanam Mitu; File Photo

The High Court today in an order said the concerned investigation officer (IO) can record statements of two children of former Superintendent of Chattogram police Babul Akhter at the office of Magura Department of Social Services (DSS) officer in a case lodged over murder of their mother Mahmuda Khanam Mitu.

The court also asked the IO to strictly follow the relevant rules of the Children Act.

A High Court division bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Shahed Nuruddin passed the order after holding a hearing on a revision petition filed by Babul’s father Abdul Wadud Mia and elder brother Habibur Rahman.

Earlier on March 16, Chattogram Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court had ordered the IO to record statements of the two children with much caution. Babul’s father and brother filed the revision plea against the order.

The High Court in its order also asked the IO to let the opposite party know about the date of recording statements, at least three days earlier. Their grandfather will be allowed to be present at that place during the recording of their statements. The children will be brought a little earlier at the office and given time before the proceedings start.

A lady police officer and district DSS officer will be allowed to be present at the time and all should be careful so that the children do not feel any kind of mental pressure.

The court also set July 26 for further hearing in this regard and asked the IO to submit a report on that day.

Advocate Mohammad Shishir Manir moved the plea before the court, while Deputy Attorney General Md Sarwar Hossain stood for the state.

Mahmuda Khanam Mitu was brutally murdered in the GEC Intersection area in Chattogram city on June 5, 2016.

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