Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Where should this case be tried?

The Daily Star reports here that a civilian who cut a military policeman will be tried by a Bangladeshi military court:
The man who hacked a military police member with a sharp weapon at a checkpoint in the capital's Kachukhet on November 10 will be tried under military law, according to the statement of a case. 
Corporal Faruk Bhuiyan of military police lodged the case with Kafrul Police Station on Sunday night accusing Jamirul Islam Manik, 32, of the attack, OC Sikdar Shamim Hossain of the police station told The Daily Star last night. 
The case was filed under military law, he added. 
Jamirul attacked Samidul Islam, 27, with a sharp weapon at the checkpoint. Two army members, who were on duty with Samidul, chased the attacker and captured him with the help of police and locals from a house where he holed up for around 20 minutes, said witnesses. 
Samidul suffered injuries in the neck, cheek and fingers. He received treatment at Combined Military Hospital in the city. 
The accused was not handed over to police, said the OC. 
In a press release on November 10, the Inter Service Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) said a member of Military Police sustained minor injuries as a pedestrian attacked him with a sharp weapon while on duty in the Kafrul area in the morning. 
Other members of military police, who were on duty there, detained the suspected attacker. A probe into the incident was underway, added the release.

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