Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | ePaper

JCD leader Zakir dies in custody following torture: BNP

  • Print


Relatives of Zakir Hossain Milan (inset), Vice-President of Dhaka North City Chhatra Dal and acting President of Tejgaon thana unit wailing as he died at DMCH while in police custody on Monday.

UNB, Dhaka :
BNP on Monday alleged that Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) Dhaka north city unit vice president Zakir Hossain Milon died in custody early Monday due to 'brutal torture' on him during police remand.
In a statement, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said Milon was subjected to the government's political vengeance as it is out to protect its despotic rule by eliminating the existence of the opposition parties.
He said police arrested Milon, also the acting
president of Tejgaon thana unit JCD, on March 6. The BNP secretary general said the members of Ramna Police Station produced him before a court the following day and took him on a three-day remand on March 8. Later, he was taken to the headquarters of the Detective Branch (DB) of police and sent to jail on Sunday.
"Zakir was injured seriously during the three consecutive day's remand and met a tragic end of his life in jail on Monday morning. He was pushed towards death without ensuring treatment for him in jail. We strongly condemn and protest the inhuman incident."
The BNP leader also expressed deep shock at his premature death caused by lack of treatment after torture by police.
He also prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Fakhrul said the government is continuously arresting their party leaders and inflicting brutal torture on them during remand, making them physically and mentally ill.

More News For this Category

4 more killed in road crashes

Staff Reporter :At least four more persons, including a local journalist and American expatriate were killed and 40 others critically injured in separate road accidents across the country on

Two killed in road crash

UNB, Faridpur :Two people were killed and seven others injured in a road accident involving two buses and a pickup at Gazaria in Nagarkanda upazila on Monday.The deceased were

UN members adopt global migration pact

Al Jazeera News, Marrakech, Morocco :Leaders from more than 150 countries have agreed upon a global pact that sets a roadmap "to prevent suffering and chaos" for global migration

Najib arrested for tampering 1MDB report

The Star Online, Putrajaya :Najib Tun Razak has been arrested by graft investigators over the "tampering" of the 1MDB final audit report.The former prime minister, was arrested around 11:00

A Dhaka -bound bus skidded into roadside ditch on Dhaka-Khulna Highway as driver lost control of the vehicle leaving two people dead and 3 others injured. This photo was taken from Narail on Monday.

A Dhaka -bound bus skidded into roadside ditch on Dhaka-Khulna Highway as driver lost control of the vehicle leaving two people dead and 3 others injured. This photo was taken from Narail on Monday.

.

HC clears way for Hero Alam to contest in polls

Staff Reporter :The High Court (HC) on Monday cleared the way for independent candidate Ashraful Alam alias Hero Alam to contest in the December 30 election from Bogura-4 Constituency.The

No normal person could imagine such 'horrific' crime

Al Jazeera News  :The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has called for the perpetrators of the murder to be identified and put on trial.In an exclusive interview

Irregularities over Ideal School's lottery found

BSS, Dhaka :The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday allegedly found irregularities in holding lottery regarding admission to class one in the city's Ideal School and College.An enforcement team of

45kg touchstone idol recovered in Rajbari

UNB, Rajbari :A touchstone statue of Hindu goddess 'Lakshmi Narayan' was recovered from the district's Baliakandi upazila on Monday.Police's Detective Branch made the recovery during a raid in the

Pay Tk 1b to Moon Cinema Hall owner by June 30: SC

UNB, Dhaka :The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs to pay Tk 1.0 billion to the owner of Moon Cinema Hall by June