Despite directive from the High Court Division the police did not, until Sunday, arrest Mohit Ur Rahman Shanta for ordering the murder of Mymensingh city unit Juba League leader Sazzad Alam Sheikh Azad on July 31.
Mohit Ur Rahman is son of religious affairs minister Matior Rahman.
The police also did not arrest Mohit’s 24 accomplices named in the case.
On Thursday the High Court directed the home secretary, inspector general of police and the officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station in Mymensingh to record the case against Mohit for abetting the murder and his 24 accomplices.
In a ruling the court had also directed the respondents to explain in four weeks why their failure to record the murder against would not be declared as illegal.
A vacation bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the order after hearing Sazzad Alam’s wife Dilruba Akhter Dilu’s writ petition in which she submitted that OC Mahmudul Islam refused to record case against Mohit and his 24 accomplices though she personally went to file the case on August 2.
She said that the OC told her the case against Mohit would not be recorded until and unless police found prima facie evidence against him.
When contacted, OC Mahmudul Islam told New Age that hunts were on to arrest all the 25 accused soon.
According to the first information report of the case, the religious affairs minister’s son Mohit ordered his accomplices to murder Sazzad Alam to establish his own supremacy in the Mymensingh City.
On July 31, Sazzad died at Akua in Mymensingh City being shot and stabbed.
ZI Khan Panna appeared for the writ petitioner while deputy attorney general Amatul Karim for the police and the government.
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