Death in custody embarrasses govt: Obaidul Quader

February 25, 2014

Communications minister Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday that killing of a convicted militant under custody in an ‘encounter’ has embarrassed the government.
‘The incident of death in custody embarrassed the government. Perhaps, there was no other alternative to the encounter,’ he said. Obaidul Quader, also a presidium member of the Awami League made the remarks in response to a reporter’s question at the secretariat this afternoon.
Tangail police arrested condemned Raquibul Hasan from Taktarchala in Shakhipur upazila six hours after his escape from the prison van. On Monday, he was killed in a ‘shootout’ with police in custody.

-Input from New Age Online

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