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Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has acquitted four owners of 'Mind Aid' mental hospital who were charged by Adabor police station in a case filed over beating assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Anisul Karim to death.

A physician of National Institute of Mental Health and Hospital, who advised to admit him to that hospital, has also been acquitted.

In connection with the murder of ASP Anisul, PBI submitted a charge sheet against 10 people to the court in November.

Plaintiff Faizuddin Ahmad, father of Anisul Karim, said he has heard a charge sheet has been submitted to the court. But he doesn't know who have been charged.

Lawyer Ehsanul Haque said there is an obligation in the law that the plaintiff has to be informed before submitting the charge sheet to the court.

In accordance with the order of the court, PBI reinvestigated the case filed over the murder of Anisul Karim. Earlier, Adabor police station submitted a charge sheet against 15 people in the court in February 2022.

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Those, who have been acquitted by PBI, are: Sakhawat Hossain, Abdullah Al Mamun, Sajjad Amin and Mst. Fatema Khatun. Of other three owners, hospital founder Muhammad Niaz Morshed died in prison in 2021. PBI charged two others -- Arif Mahmud Joy and Redwan Sabbir.

The victim's father Faizuddin Ahmmed filed a murder case with Adabor police station in Dhaka on charges of torturing ASP Anisul to death at Mind Aid hospital on 9 November 2020.

Anisul stood first in police cadre in 31th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination. He was an assistant police commissioner at Barishal Metropolitan City.

He, a resident of Kapasia in Gazipur, was a student of 33rd batch at the biochemistry and molecular biology department in Jahangirnagar University.

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About acquitting four owners, PBI officials in the charge sheet said of the owners, Sakhawat Hossain was in Sweden on the day when the incident took place. Abdullah Al Mamun has been working at No 2 Boromogbazar Ad-Din Mohila Medical Hospital since 2017. Sajjad Amin works in the marketing department at GMS Composit Knitting Industry Limited in Gazipur. Fatema Khatun has been working at Central Hospital at Green Road since 2016.

Although they all are the shareholders of Mind Aid hospital, they never went there.

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