Four remanded for militant link
Four members of a family who were allegedly involved in militant activities were placed on a five-day remand by a Dhaka Court on Sunday.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda Akhter passed the order as Inspector Mokammel Haque of Rupnagar Police Station, also Investigation Officer (IO) of the case, produced them before the court with a prayer of five days of remand for interrogation. Those who will face police interrogation are Ahmed Ali, 57, his wife Salma Ahmed, 50, their son Abu Saleh Kibria, 30 and daughter Asma Ferdous Dipa, 25.
The accused Ahmed Ali, 57, is a principal officer of Sonali Bank, a state-run bank.
A special team of Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) of Bangladesh Police detained five members of the family at Rupnagar in Mirpur, Dhaka following an exchange of gunfire early Saturday for their suspected involvement in militant activities.
Three members of the law enforcement agency and a suspected militant were injured during the exchange of gunfire, police said.
Police sources said, a special team of ATU raided a house of the area around 1:30am.
Police knocked at the door for a long time but they didn't open it. At one stage, they opened the door and swooped on police with sharp weapon, leaving three cops injured. Jakaria was shot and injured as police opened fire in self-defense.
Bullet-hit Jakaria was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital while the three injured cops were admitted to Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital.