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VERDICT IN CUSTODIAL DEATH

Former SI Zahid’s family pays Tk 2 lakhs to victim’s family

Court Correspondent | Published: 17:50, Sep 16,2020 | Updated: 17:57, Sep 16,2020

 
 

Police lead the convicted police officers from the Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court in Dhaka to jail on Wednesday after the announcement of the verdict on the murder of Ishtiaque Hossain Jony in police custody in 2014. — Sourav Lasker

The family of Zahidur Rahman Zahid, former sub-inspector of Pallabi police station who was sentenced to life term imprisonment for beating a young man to death in police custody, on Wednesday paid Tk 2 lakhs as compensation to the victim’s family following a court order.

On Wednesday, the defense pleader advocate Faruk Ahmed sought permission to the court to deposit the money.

Metropolitan sessions judge KM Imrul Kayes allowed the prayer and the defence pleader deposited the money with the Bangladesh Bank.

Lawyer Farooq Ahmed said, ‘We have deposited Tk 2 lakh with Bangladesh Bank as compensation as per the court order. Now, we will appeal against the conviction.’

Earlier, on September 9, Dhaka metropolitan sessions judge KM Imrul Kayesh sentenced three policemen, including Zahid, to life term imprisonment for beating a young man named Ishtiaq Hossain Jonny to death in police custody in 2014.

Two other accused were given seven-year imprisonment each and all the five were fined Tk 1 lakh each or another six-month in jail.

The other life term convicts are Pallabi police station’s assistant sub-inspectors Rashedul Hassan and Md Kamruzzaman Minto, and the seven-year imprisonment recipients are police informers Sumon and Russel.

SI Jahid and police informer Sumon are already in jail while ASI Sumon, who was on bail, was sent to jail after the verdict. ASI Kamruzzaman and police informer Russel are absconding.

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