UNO attack: Prime accused Asadul on 7-day remand

A Dinajpur court on Sunday placed prime accused Md Asadul Haque on a seven-day remand in a case filed for attacking Ghoraghat UNO Wahid Khanam.

Moniruzzaman Sarker of Dinajpur Sinior Judicial Magistrate Court passed the order after detective branch (DB) of police produced him before it with a 10-day remand prayer.

On Sunday, the Detective Branch (DB) produced Asadul Islam in the senior judicial magistrate’s court.

“We pleaded for 10 days in remand, but the court granted seven days,” investigating officer Zafar Imam, the officer-in-charge of Dinajpur DB, said.

Earlier in the day, Asadul was handed over to the investigators from the Rangpur Medical College Hospital, where he was admitted since his arrest by the Rapid Action Battalion on Friday.

Earlier, law enforcers arrested six individuals, including Asadul, in connection with the case filed by UNO Wahida’s elder brother Farid Hossain with Ghoraghat Police Station.

The detainees are: Jahangir Alam, 40, convener of Ghoraghat Upazila unit Jubo League, Asadul Haque, 38, member of the same upazila unit Jubo League, Masud Rana, 40, president of Singra union unit Jubo League, Nahid Hossain Polash, the night guard at UNO’s official residence, Md Nabirul, and Shantu Kumar Biswas.