September 28, 2020, 11:37 pm

Abu Taher Bappa

2020-08-08 12:24:24 BdST

6 suspended, 6 others sued after convict escapes from Kashimpur jail

Six jailers including the chief jailer have been suspended on Friday for their alleged negligence in connection with the disappearance of a life-term convict from Kashimpur Central Jail-2.

A case has been filed against six other jailers.

Inspector General of Prisons (IG Prisons) Brig Gen AKM Mustafa Kamal Pasha confirmed the information to the media.

He said that a three-member committee has been formed as well to investigate into the incident.

A life-term convict named Abu Bakkar Siddique fled from Kashimpur Central Jail-2 in Gazipur on Thursday (August 6).

Hailed from Abad Chandipur area of Shyamnagar upazila in Satkhira, Siddique was shifted to the Kashimpur Central Jail-2 from Rajshahi as a death-row convict in 2011.

On July 27, 2012, his death sentence was commuted to life in jail by a court.

On May 13, 2015, Siddique remained missing from jail as he went into hiding inside the jail. Later, the jail authorities found him from inside a septic tank the following day.

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