Mehedi was chief coordinator: CTTC
Escape of 2 militants25 November 2022
Staff Reporter :
Mehedi Hasan Ami alias Rafi (24), arrested in the case of militant snatching, came to the court area of Old Dhaka with a large sum of money and handed over the money to the militants, said Md. Asaduzzaman, Chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Unit and also Additional Police Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
According to the CTTC, Mehedi was directly involved in the attack on the police in front of the gate of the Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court in Dhaka on November 20 and the abduction of two militants. He was arrested from Jatrabari area of the capital on Wednesday.
Md. Asaduzzaman said, Mehedi was serving as the chief coordinator of the banned militant organization Ansar al-Islam. In the initially interrogation, Mehdi said that on the orders of the top leaders of the organization, there was a plan to snatch the militants sentenced to death from the court premises in Dhaka. Their plan was to kidnap four militants. Accordingly Rafi was the chief coordinator in that incident.
The CTTC chief said that Mehedi used to keep in touch with top leaders of the organization and militants arrested and sentenced in various cases. He used to interact with the militants when they were brought from the jail to the court. He used to inform about the plan of their organization. Mehedi led from the front in the abduction of two militants.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, investigation officer and inspector of the Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Unit, has sought a 10-day remand in a case filed with Kotwali Thana.
In the remand application, Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad mentioned Mehedi Hasan Ami alias Rafi was the chief coordinator in the incident of snatching of two death row convict militants. The hearing on the remand plea will be held after 3 pm today at the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shafi Uddin.
On Sunday, two activists of banned militant outfit JMB who were sentenced to death in publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case were snatched from police custody by their associates.
The militants are Abu Siddiq and Moinul Hasan, activists of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).