August 1, 2023
GAZIPUR – Six jail guards were transferred yesterday from the Kashimpur Women’s Central Jail in Gazipur due to their involvement in torturing a woman in prison with the incarcerated former Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia.
Senior Jail Super Obaidur Rahman confirmed it to The Daily Star last night.
“The release order was issued on Sunday (July 30),” he said.
Jail guard Aleya Chowdhury was transferred to Laxmipur jail, Shammi Akter to Sunamganj, Sohela Akter to Jhalakathi, Selina Akter to Sherpur, Jharna Akter to Chapainawabganj, and Lucky Akter to Kurigram jail.
According to the sources, they were involved in the torture of a woman named Runa Laila, led by Papia, to snatch around Tk 7,000 from her on June 25.
Later a three-member probe body was formed.
Obaidur Rahman said that he doesn’t know what is the reason behind the transfers. “We were instructed to release them as early as possible and that’s why we have released them today.”