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The jail authority said Mushtaq Ahmed fell sick in custody in the evening on that day. At first, he was taken to the prison hospital. Later, he was taken to the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College and Hospital in Gazipur.

Police handed over his body to the family members after finishing the inquest report and post-mortem on 26 February.

A two-member probe committee was formed for investigating the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in custody. Gazipur district commissioner (DC) SM Tariqul Islam formed the committee on Friday.

The committee was asked to submit the probe report within two working days. The members of the committee were – executive magistrate of Gazipur District administration, Wasiuzzaman Chowdhury and Umme Habiba Farzana.

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