AL ‘rebel’ councillor candidate, 10 others on remand   

Staff Correspondent | Published at 12:33am on January 14, 2021

A Chattogram court on Wednesday granted a three-day remand for 11 people, including ruling Awami League’s ‘rebel’ councillor candidate for ward number 28 of Chattogram City Corporation elections Md Abdul Quader, in a case of killing one during a clash between supporters of Quader and AL-backed candidate Nazrul Islam Bahadur Tuesday night.

Judge Shafi Uddin of the Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court passed the order as the 11 people were produced before the court, hours after a case had been lodged with the Doublemooring police station in connection with the killing in Chattogram city.

The police sought a 10-day remand for each of them, court officials said.

Sejam Mahmud Babu, son of deceased Ajgar Ali Babul, of Doublemooring, lodged the case naming Quader, 12 of his supporters and 30 to 40 unidentified people, said Doublemooring police station officer-in-charge Sudip Kumar Das.

Besides Quader, 50, who is a former CCC ward councillor of 28 no ward, 10 other suspects who were remanded are Helal Uddin, 40, Obaidul Karim Mintu, 45, Asad Raihan, 35, Imran Hossain Dolar, 24, Didar Ullah, 48, Minhaz Hossain Farhad, 20, Shahidul Islam alias Sahed, 37, Zahidul Alam Zahid, 25, Shahidul Islam, 33, and Abdur Rahman, 44. 

Investigation officer of the case and Chattogram Metropolitan Police inspector Shahadot Hossain Khan said that the 11 were arrested immediately after the clash which left one killed and another injured in Mogpukurpar area.