Chargesheet against 5 in Banani rape case

Chargesheet against 5 in Banani rape case

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Dhaka – Police on Thursday submitted the charge sheet against five persons including Ahmed Shafat and his friend Nayeem Ashraf in the Banani rape case to the court. The other three accused are Ahmed Shafat’s driver Billal Hossain, bodyguard Rahmat alias Azad and associate Shadman Sakif. Ismot Ara Ame, Inspector of Women Support and Investigation Centre of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Thursday afternoon. In the charge sheet the IO said the charges brought against the accused were primarily proved. The Deputy Commissioner (Prosecution) of the CMM court confirmed it.
Meanwhile, of the accused, Shafat, son of an Apan Jewellers owner, and Shadman Sakif made confessional statements before two Magistrate courts admitting their involvement in the rape incident on May 18.
On May 6, one of two university girls, who was allegedly raped at a Banani hotel, filed a case with Banani Police Station against the five accused.
The two girls were allegedly raped at the Raintree Dhaka hotel in Banani of the city on March 28. According to the case statement, Shafat and Nayem were accused of raping the two university girls at The Raintree Dhaka hotel while Shafat’s driver Billal, bodyguard Rahmat and Sakif were accused of assisting Shafat and Nayem.
Police arrested Shafat and Shadman Sakif from a house in Sylhet, five days after the case was filed. Later, the law enforcers arrested the other accused persons. – Special Correspondent

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