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Atia Mahal raid in 2017: Police press charges against three ‘militants’

Atia Mahal raid in 2017: Police press charges against three 'militants'

PBI Inspector Abul Hossain placed the charge-sheet at Sylhet’s Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Saturday.

The accused are Jahirul Hoque Joshim, his wife ‘Arzina’ alias Razia and Md Hasan.They have been charged with inciting militancy, said the PBI Inspector.

Talking to journalist, Abul Hossain, also probe officer of the case, said the names of five others accused who died in the explosion have been excluded from the charge-sheet.

Sixty types of evidences were mentioned in the 534-page charge-sheet, he said.

Huge trade fire and explosions took place during the drive named “Operation Twilight” carried out in the militant hideout Atia Mahal on March 24, 2017 that killed 11 persons including four militants and RAB detective unit chief Lt Col Abul Kalam Azad, police inspectors Monirul Islam and Abu Kawsar.