Murder case FIR

ACC prosecutes ex-Puthia OC for manipulation

RU Correspondent | Published: 23:48, Jan 24,2021


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday filed a case against former Puthia police station officer-in-charge Shakil Uddin Ahmed on charge of manipulating the first information report of a murder case filed over the killing of transport worker leader Nurul Islam in 2019.

Al-Amin, an assistant director of the ACC, filed the case with its Rajshahi integrated district office on Sunday.

He told New Age that they had found evidence that OC Shakil manipulated the FIR of the Nurul Islam murder case by dropping some accused people’s name and changing the description of the case statement.

According to the case statement, Nurul Islam was murdered on June 11, 2019 following his dispute with other transport leaders over the election of the Road and Transport Motor Workers Union of Puthia in Rajshahi.

According the case, Nurul Islam was the General Secretary of the Road and Transport Motor Workers Union of Puthia in Rajshahi District. He again contested in the union election again on April 2019 for the post of general secretary and got the highest number of votes.

Nurul’s daughter Nigar Sultana on the same day filed a murder case against eight people, including transport worker leader Abdur Rahman Patal and local Awami League leader Ahsanul Haque Masud.

Nigar alleged that the then OC Shakil was involved in manipulating the election results in favour of Patal.

But the police later submitted an FIR of the murder case to the trial court in Rajshahi dropping the names of Patal, Masud and the OC.

Nigar filed a writ petition challenging the manipulation of the FIR.

The High Court in December 2019 observed that the allegation against Shakil was undoubtedly grave and directed the ACC to take the next course of legal action.

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