Responding to a query from reporters after attending a operate within the capital’s Moghbazar, he mentioned attorneys have been additionally of the opinion that there was scope for pardoning convicts below the foundations.
“The method of releasing Haris and Anis has been finished by way of due course of. There’s nothing secret about it,” he mentioned.
Relating to Haris Ahmed’s title and film on the wished checklist of police, the minister mentioned this was attributable to a communication hole.
On March 28, 2019, the house ministry issued a notification pardoning Haris Ahmed and Anis Ahmed, based on a authorities round.
The Police Headquarters (PHQ), located only one and a half kilometres from the ministry, has apparently not gotten that notification even after 23 months have elapsed.
Haris Ahmed, youthful brother of Gen Aziz Ahmed, remains to be on the wished checklist on the Bangladesh Police web site.
Haris had been on the checklist of most wished individuals on the web site for a number of years till his title was dropped someday after February 12 this yr.
Puzzlingly, nonetheless, it reappeared on the checklist on February 15 and was nonetheless there as of 9:00pm yesterday.
Requested, PHQ spokesperson Md Sohel Rana mentioned, “The ‘wished’ checklist is up to date based on particular guidelines upon directives from the related authorities of the federal government. Within the case of eradicating a reputation, there may be scope to drop any title from the checklist relying on directives from the authorities primarily based on an utility in accordance to the foundations.”
The pardon notification was issued by the jail wing of safety providers division on the dwelling ministry.
Contacted, Sayed Bealal Hossain, further secretary (Jail), and Mohammad Abu Sayed Mollah, deputy secretary (Jail-2), of safety providers division, mentioned they weren’t at their present positions when the notification was issued and can’t touch upon the matter.
Md Shahiduzzaman, senior secretary on the safety providers division, instructed The Each day Star yesterday that he couldn’t recall whether or not the notification issued on March 28, 2019, was forwarded to the police headquarters.
“It is an outdated file and I am unable to make a touch upon it now. I’ve to see the information first. Additionally, I am unable to say over the cellphone. It’s a must to come to the workplace,” he mentioned.
In line with a current Al-Jazeera documentary, Haris and his two brothers — Anis Ahmed and Tofail Ahmed alias Josef — have been discovered responsible of involvement within the homicide of Mustafizur Rahman Mustafa, member of a political celebration, in 1996.
Haris and Anis have been known as fugitive convicts within the documentary titled “All of the Prime Minister’s Males” aired by the Qatar-based tv channel.
Haris went into hiding in India after the killing after which fled to Budapest, Hungary, the documentary mentioned. He has been dwelling there with the title Mohammad Hasan, the documentary talked about.
Haris’s title was additionally struck off the Interpol’s checklist of wished individuals someday in 2019.
In Might, 2018, Josef was granted presidential clemency, based on media studies.