Mohammad. Idris Ali (35) of Burma Colony, Baizid Bostami, Chittagong metropolitan, died at 6:10 am on the morning of 26th September, 2010, while receiving treatment in ward number 13 of Chittagong Medical College Hospital. He was the son of Noor-Jahan Begum and deceased Nazrul Islam. As per the allegations of his family, it is thought that his death was
caused due to the torture inflicted upon him at the Baizid Bostami police station lockup and at the central jail. At 8:00 pm on the evening of 13th September, 2010, Sub-inspector (SI) Priton Sharkar arrested Mohammad Idris Ali and Dipok Kumar Dash (45), on a charge of stealing an energy bulb. They were presented at the Court the next day, 14th September, 2010, at 4:00 pm and were sent to jail.
On investigation it was further found that, on 17th September, 2010, SI Priton Sharkar brought both the arrestees to court and requested permission to take them into remand for 7 days. The court dismissed the request and ordered them to be brought back again on the 19th. On 19th September, 2010, the prisoners submitted request for bail at the High Court Division of the Supreme Court and their bail was granted. However, as the bail papers had not arrived at the central jail, they had not been released. Currently Dipok is out on bail.
Odhikar demands that the government take necessary steps to ensure that a fair and proper investigation be carried out into the matter.
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