3 EC staffers on 2-day remand

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Published: 00:31, Sep 25,2019


A Chattogram court on Tuesday granted police two days to interrogate in their custody three Election Commission employees in Chattogram who were arrested for issuing national identity cards to Rohingyas on Monday.

The accused were Mohammad Shahin, Pabel Barua and Mohammad Jahid, all data entry operators at different offices of Election Commission in Chattogram.

Of them, Shahin worked at Kotwali election office in Chattogram while Pabel at Double Mooring election office and Jahid at Bandar election office.

Chattogram Metropolitan Police additional deputy commissioner (prosecution) M Kamruzzaman said Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Saleh Md Noman’s Court issued this order on Tuesday.

They were arrested at Election Commission office in Chattogram where they were summoned to explain whether they had any involvement with forging NID cards for Rohingyas.

On September 19, police recovered two laptops, modem, pen drive, laminating equipment from the house of Mostafa Faruk, a temporary technical support staff in voter list updating project.

On September 16 police arrested three people including an office assistant of Double Mooring election office Chattogram, Jainal Abedin, for their alleged connection in issuing NIDs to Rohingyas.

Double Mooring election officer Pallabi Chakma filed a case in Kotowali police on September 17 under Digital Security Act and Election Commission Act against five including Jainal.

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