Allegations of torture on timber merchant Mohammad Rezvi Hasan after being detained at the police station during remand

Mohammad Rezvi Hasan is the youngest son of Late Mahbubul Alam and Late Nurjahan Begum and a resident of Alambari village under Fatikchhari Upazila in Chittagong District. He was arrested by policemen of Haathazari Police Station in front of Bashundhara Hotel at Bibirhaat Bazaar on March 26, 2013 at around 5:00 pm. He was allegedly tortured after being detained for 9 days in the police station. The family members of Rezvi Hasan got information about his arrest from released detainees of Haathazari Police Station and went there but could not meet Rezvi. However, Rezvi’s brother saw Rezvi unconscious on the floor in a back room. Rezvi’s family had to pay the Sentry to supply him with food and water when he was detained in custody. On April 4, 2013, he was produced before the court as an accused in a robbery case and another case under the Arms Act which were filed with Fatikchhari Police Station. On the same day, police brought him back on a five-day remand under a robbery case and a two-day remand under the arms case. During the remand, police tagged Rezvi Hasan in another robbery case and another case under the Arms Act and got another four-day remand. Family members of Rezvi alleged that Rezvi was detained for 13 days and tortured throughout the 11-day remand period. Assistant Superintendent of Police (Circle) of Haathazari Zone, AFM Nizam Uddin led the operation against him.

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