A Dhaka court has allowed the CID police to carry out a forensic test on five mobile phones seized from two youths accused in the Banani rape case.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Delwar Hossain passed the order on Sunday following a petition filed by Ismat Ara Ame, investigator of the case.
Shafat Ahmed, son of Apan Jewellers owner Dildar Ahmed, and Shadman Sakif are among the five accused in the case.
After their arrest, their mobile phones were seized. Earlier, they both confessed to their involvement in violating the girls.
Besides, the court also allowed police to conduct a DNA test on Nayeem Ashraf, another accused in the case.
In another incident, Shafat’s car driver, Billal, gave his confessions before a magistrate.
He was sent to prison after Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmudul Hasan recorded his statement.
According to the prosecution, two university girls were violated after being taken tactfully to a birthday party of Shafat at The Raintree Hotel at Banani on the night of March 28.
Shafat and Sakif were hunted down from their hideouts in Sylhet on May 11 after one of the rape victims filed the case against five youths.
Later, law enforcers cracked down on three others accused in the case.
They are Nayem Ashraf alias Halim, Rahmat Ali and Billal Hossain.
All the five were put on police remand for interrogation about the much-talked-about rape incident that triggered student protests.
Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh