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Wrongly jailed Minu released, at last

Published : Wednesday, 16 June, 2021 at 9:36 PM  Count : 418

Wrongly jailed Minu released, at last

Wrongly jailed Minu released, at last

Minu Akhter, who has been languishing in jail for three years instead of convicted Kulsum Akhter Kulsumi in a murder case, has been released.

She was released from Chittagong Central Jail around 5:30 pm on Wednesday, said her lawyer Advocate Golam Maula Murad.
He said the High Court ordered to release Minu on June 7.

“Additional Metropolitan Session Court Judge Shariful Alam Bhuiyan today ordered to release Minu. Minu was released in the afternoon after a copy of the order reached the jail,” said the lawyer.

Minu’s lawyer further said, “I demand the punishment of those for whom Minu has been imprisoned for three years without any guilt.”

According to the case statement, RMG worker Kohinoor Begum was killed in a dispute in Rahmatganj area of Chattogram on July 9 in 2006.

A case was filed over the murder with Kotwali Police Station and police arrested one Kulsum Akhter and sent her to jail in 2007. She later came out of jail on bail.

Kulsum then offered Minu to appear before a court on behalf of her in exchange of money and food. Minu agreed and surrendered before the court on June 12, 2018, impersonating herself as Kulsum, and was immediately sent to jail to serve her term for the crime, which was totally unknown to her.


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