Sunday 26, March 2023

DG confesses escape of two extremists a failure

Time Digital Report: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) director general M Khurshid Hossain on Friday confessed that the escape of two convicted extremists from a Dhaka court on November 20 and the fact that they are yet to be arrested was a ‘failure.’

‘We believe in self-criticism. Two extremists escaped; we are not going to deny it. It was our failure as two extremists escaped (from the court premises),’ the RAB DG told the media after visiting the Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital ahead of the 22nd national council of the Awami League there on Saturday.

‘The extremists had been planning to escape for a long time, and we are yet to track them down. However, efforts are underway to arrest them,’ he added.

Abu Siddiq Sohel and Moinul Hasan Shamim, members of the banned militant outfit Ansar-al Islam, were sentenced to death for killing publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.

On November 20, the militants’ associates whisked them away from the premises of Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court by beating the law enforcers and spraying some chemicals on their eyes.

Later, a case was filed at Kotwali Police Station over the incident.


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