Court orders release of man in Rajshahi
RAJSHAHI, June 14: Ordering the release of a youth, who was arrested in place of his elder brother, a court here on Wednesday asked the officer-in-charge (OC) of Shah Makhdum Police Station to explain his action.
Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 Md Mansur Alam ordered OC SM Masud Parvez to appear before the tribunal in person within seven days and explain his stance.
The court exonerated Sajal Mia, 34, who has been languishing in jail for the last two months and ordered his release, said his lawyer Mohan Kumar Saha.
Mohan filed an appeal with the tribunal on May 26 last seeking Sajal's release when the court set June 11 for hearing it in presence of Sajal.
As per the case statement, Selim alias Fazal was sentenced to life term imprisonment in 2009 in a case filed under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act. He has been on the run since the verdict was pronounced.
On information that Selim would visit his house at Chhotobangram Paschimpara in the city, police conducted a drive there on April 30 and picked up Sajal instead of his brother Selim. Police continued to claim that they arrested the right person.