Feni man admits to being proxy inmate

Feni Correspondent
Published : 17:02, Feb 13, 2019 | Updated : 17:05, Feb 13, 2019

Feni District JailMansur Alam is a resident of Feni who was sentenced to two years in prison for being in possession of contraband yaba. However, instead of him a Saiful Islam Sohel was serving time as a “proxy.”
Once the matter came to light, Feni Senior Judicial Magistrate Taniya Islam ordered two separate cases to be filed against them on Monday (Feb 12).
The court also ordered the Sohel’s lawyer Sabbir Ahmed to provide an explanation by Feb 18, failure to do which will lead to necessary actions against Ahmed.
According to court sources, in August of 2017 Mansur was caught in possession of 50 tablets of yaba. He received bail and escaped the same year after which the court sentenced him to two years.
On Dec 2, Sohel posed as Mansur for Tk 50,000 and surrendered after which he pleaded for bail.
After the bail plea was scrapped, he admitted to serving time as a “proxy” for 18 days.
The court ordered Mansur to be produced in court and he was arrested on Dec 23.
Feni Model police OC Abul Kalam Azad said that there are 5 narcotics and one murder case against Mansur.