A Dhaka court yesterday asked the jail authorities to appear before it on January 24 to explain why first class division was provided to former Motijheel police chief, an accused in Kamrul Islam Momin killing case.
Judge Mohammad Rezaul Islam of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 passed the order after Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) SM Rafiqul Islam submitted a petition challenging the legality of giving division to ex-officer-in-charge (OC) of Motijheel Police Station AKM Rafiqul Islam in custody.
OC Rafique's first class division is illegal as he is not in the rank of people who are entitled to get the privilege, claimed SPP Rafiqul in his petition.
The court on January 2 brought charges of conspiracy against the OC and top-listed criminal Habibur Rahman Taj, now in custody, for killing college student Momin.
Momin, 22, a student of Dhaka Commerce College, was shot dead near his Ibrahimpur house in the city on September 13 in 2005.
Seven other accused in the case are Monir Howlader, 'Thotkata' Babu, Hasibul Haq Jony, Tareq alias Zia, Shakhawat Hossain Jewel, Zafar Ahmed and Sharifuddin. They all went into hiding since filing of the case.
Another court in Dhaka on June 29 in 2009 asked the jail authorities to give OC Rafique division in custody as per provision of the jail code. Following the order, the authorities provided first class division to him.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court on October 16 in 2005 sent OC Rafique to jail rejecting his bail petition on surrender