Assaulting 3 policemen: 5 including 2 lawyers remanded...

Assaulting 3 policemen: 5 including 2 lawyers remanded

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:11 PM, 8 June 2022   Updated: 06:11 PM, 8 June 2022

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A Dhaka court today has granted a three-day remand to five people, including two lawyers, in a case of assaulting three policemen, including a traffic sergeant, over the incident of police stopping and seeking the documents of a motorcycle that was coming from the opposite direction in the capital’s Jurain Railgate area. 

Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain granted the remand after a court hearing on Wednesday. However, the court granted bail to another accused lawyer Yasin Jahan Nishan Bhuiyan.

The five accused seeking remand are — lawyer Sohaqul Islam Rony, lawyer Yassin Arafat Bhuiyan, Md. Sharif, Md. Nahid and Md. Russell. 

On the day, six accused arrested in the case were produced in the court. Later, a petition was made to keep lawyer Yasin Jahan Nishan Bhuiyan in jail.  

The investigating officer of the case, Khandaker Jalal Uddin Mahmud, inspector of Shyampur police station, appealed for the remand of the other five accused for seven days. On the other hand, the lawyers of the accused appealed for bail.   

After hearing both the parties, the court granted bail to the accused Nishan. The other five accused were denied bail and remanded for three days. 

Earlier, injured traffic sergeant Ali Hossain filed a case against 450 unidentified persons with Shyampur police station on Tuesday night in connection with the incident. 

According to the case, Advocate Nishat was coming on a motorcycle with her husband Yasin on the wrong side of Jurain Railgate Road around 9 am on Tuesday. At that time, Sergeant Ali Hossain and Traffic Constable Siraj stopped them. Nishat introduced herself as an advocate and got into an argument with Sergeant Ali Hossain. At one point, Nishat’s husband Yasin got off the motorcycle and pushed Sergeant Ali Hossain. 

When Advocate Nishat started shouting, Pathao drivers and the motorists attacked Sergeant Ali Hossain. 

Upon receiving the news, police along with Shyampur Police Station Sub-Inspector (SI) Utpal Chandra came to the spot and the miscreants stabbed him and vandalized the traffic box. 

Later, three policemen including injured police sergeant Ali Hossain were rescued in a critical condition. Injured Sergeant Ali Hossain had to receive 21 stitches. He is being treated at Rajarbagh Central Police Lines Hospital in critical condition. The other injured were Traffic Constable Sirajul Islam and Shyampur Police Station Sub-Inspector (SI) Utpal Chandra.