Cocktail blast carried out in court to harm lawyer-litigants: Police
Dhaka, Nov 29: A cocktail explosion took place on the premises of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court on November 20. The incident took place in front of the Joint Metropolitan Sessions Judge-2 court and in front of the Metropolitan Court's courtroom. The investigating officer claimed that the explosion was done to harm the lawyers and litigants in the court premises.
Due to this, various people including the litigants who came to the court were scared and the security of the court was threatened. In addition, court proceedings were disrupted. Police have arrested a woman named Hafsa Akhtar Putul in the case filed in this incident. She has been remanded for three days by the court. Initially, she admitted the truth of the incident, police said.
Accused Hafsa Akhtar Putul is the daughter of Muslim Matubbar of Fultala village of Munshiganj's Srinagar police station. She lives in a rented house in Satta housing area of Shyampur police station in Dhaka. The police arrested her from that house on November 26. She was produced in court the next day. After that, SI of Kotwali police station Md. Billal Hossain Jony applied to remand her for seven days for proper investigation of the case. After the hearing, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Saiful Islam granted a three-day remand.
In the remand application, the investigating officer mentioned that during the strike called by BNP and other parties on November 20, around 3:52 pm, I heard the sound of cocktail explosion while standing in front of the gate on the east side of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court. After that, I went to the north-west side of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court. Going there, I found that unknown vandals illegally and maliciously detonated cocktails on the north-west side of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court Jailhouse with the aim of endangering the life and property of people present in the court premises including lawyers and litigants. Various people including the litigants who came to the court were scared and the security of the court was threatened. At the same time, the proceedings of the court were disrupted.