Friend tells court Rony shot from car killing 2

Friend tells court Rony shot from car killing 2

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A Dhaka court on Wednesday recorded the judicial statement of Bakhtiar Alam Rony’s friend Kamal Mahmud, who was with Rony during the shooting incident of April 13 in the capital.
Magistrate Mohammad Aminul Hoque of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Dhaka recorded the statement on Wednesday afternoon when Mahmud said that Rony drunk during the incident.
Seeking anonymity, an official of the court told some newsmen, “Kamal informed the court that Rony was driving the car in a drunken state and he opened fire on people.”Mahmud surrendered to the CMM Court at about 1pm and the court completed recording the judicial statement in 30-minutes. Earlier, he submitted a statement to the Investigation Officer of the case, DB Sub-Inspector Dipak Kumar Das.
In the statement he said how Rony, son of Awami League lawmaker Pinu Khan, shoot using his own licensed weapon. Rony was in an intoxicated state at the time, he added. He also said that he was in the same car with Rony when the shooting took place.
Meanwhile, Rony’s elder brother, Tanjir Ahmed pleaded to the same court for the custody of the SUV car that was seized by the police as evidence while the court directed the IO to scrutinize the documents of the car and submit a report on the investigation.
On Tuesday, a Dhaka court rejected the bail petition of Rony and sent him to jail.
On April 13, Yakub Sikder, the driver of a CNG-run auto-rickshaw of the daily Janakantha, and Abdul Halim, a rickshaw-puller, received bullet injuries as Rony fired at people indiscriminately in Dilu Road. Halim died on April 15 while Yakub succumbed to his injuries on April 23 during treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Halim’s mother Monowara Begum filed the case with Ramna Model Police Station on April 15. The case was shifted to the Detective Branch (DB) of police on May 24. Detectives arrested Rony from his Elephant Road residence on May 31. The following day, a Dhaka court granted the DB police a four-day remand to quiz Rony. On June 13, police produced Rony to the court after the remand was ended and the court rejected his bail pleas on Tuesday. – Special Representative

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