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Prisoner missing from Kashimpur jail: 2 more jail guards suspended

  • Published at 05:33 am August 9th, 2020
File Photo of Kashimpur Central Jail Dhaka Tribune

Abu Bakar Siddique, who was sentenced to life term imprisonment, escaped from Kashimpur Central Jail 2 on Thursday

The authorities of Kashimpur Central Jail has suspended two more jail guards on Saturday for their negligence after a prisoner was found missing in the jail.

The three-member probe body, formed to investigate the incident, visited the central jail on Saturday, said head of the probe body Additional Inspector General Prison Colonel Abrar Hossain while talking to reporters in front of the jail gate.

Two members of the probe body—DIG prison (Dhaka range), ATM Touhidul Islam and Manikganj Senior Jailer Bikash Raihan were present there.

On Friday, the jail authorities suspended six jail guards including the head jail guards in this connection. A divisional case was filed against them over the issue.

Gazipur Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mohamamd Anwar Hossain, said police are trying to trace Abu Bakar Siddique.

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The jail authorities have strengthened security measures at the prison area.

Abu Bakar Siddique, who was sentenced to life term imprisonment, escaped from Kashimpur Central Jail 2 on Thursday.

Jail Super Jahanara Begum came up with the information saying that Abu Bakar remained missing since the evening.

Siddique, hailing from Abad Chandipur in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira, was shifted to the Kashimpur Central Jail from Rajshahi as a death-row convict in 2011.

On July 27, 2012, a court commuted the death sentence and gave him life imprisonment in a case.

Earlier on May 13, 2015, Abu Bakar went into hiding inside the jail. Later, the jail authorities found him inside a septic tank the following day.

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