Police allegedly tortured Jonayed Hossain Leon, General Secretary of Chhatra Dal of Kapasia upazila unit in Gazipur district

Junayed Hossain Leon (30), son of late Abdul Gani Master and Ismat Ara Begum and a resident of Targaon village under Kapasia Upazila in Gazipur District was tortured in police lockup after he was arrested on November 25, 2013 from the house of late Mosarrof Hossain at Pabur village in Gazipur, alleged Shamima Chowdhury, wife of Junayed Hossain Leon.
During the fact finding mission, it was found that, Junayed Hossain Leon was the General Secretary of Chhatra Dal , Kapasia Upazila unit. Apart from politics he was also the Managing Director of a private transport company named ‘Pother Sathi Paribahan’. On November 25, 2013 at around 8:30am his family members went to Kapasia Police Station after hearing the news of Leon’s arrest. But police members of the Kapasia Police Station did not allow them to enter the Police Station. On that day at around 1:30pm, with the permission of the Officer-in-Charge, Mohammad Ahsan Ullah, Leon’s cousin Arif Sarkar Rubel got a chance to see Leon where Leon informed him that he was beaten by the members of police of Kapasia Police Station in his hands, legs and in different parts of his body soon after he was arrested. At around 2:30pm, when Leon fell sick, two policemen led by Sub Inspector (SI) Kutub Uddin took him to Kapasia 50 Bedded Health Complex by a police van. As Rubel was aware of that incident, he also followed them to the hospital, but SI Kutub Uddin did not let him go inside the emergency department of the hospital. He also noticed that SI Kutub Uddin was directing two of his fellow policemen to write in the emergency log entry that Leon got hurt during arrest while trying to resist his arrest. After returning from the hospital a man who claimed to be a police source approached Rubel and, on behalf of SI Nazmul, demanded 50 thousand taka from him. If he was unable to provide that money, Leon will be charged in different cases. SI Nazmul Huda told that on November 25, 2013 at around 4:00am, the police arrested Leon from the house of late Mosarrof Hossain at Pabur village in Gazipur as an accused of the case no. 14[11]13. The case was registered from a General Diary numbered- 920, dated 25/11/2013. He also told that Leon got hurt during his arrest as he was trying to resist his arrest. Besides this, he denied to say something about Leon’s torture after he was arrested. Medical Officer Khaja Habib Selim of Kapasia 50 Bedded Health Complex described these marks on Leon’s body as a result of being hurt by some blunt weapons. Therefore, blood clot was visible in different parts of Leon’s body. That is why he gave some pain killer injections and other related medicines to Leon during treatment. During the afternoon, Leon was sent to Gazipur District Jail. Leon was released on bail on February 23, 2014 after nearly three months in jail. He is currently on bail but the two cases filed by police against him are ongoing.

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