Two teenagers, who were arrested by police for their alleged involvement in a murder in the port city's Halishahar area last year, have been languishing in jail for 17 months without trial.
Family members alleged that police intimidated the duo after their arrest and forced one of them to make a confessional statement.
Police, however, brushed aside the allegation.
Interestingly, the person named as the victim in the confessional statement was later found alive by police and produced before a Chattogram court on May 2 last year.
It came to light recently when the families moved the High Court and made mention of this finding of police.
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In response, the court asked the first investigation officer (IO) of the case to be present before it with the arrestees -- Durjoy Acharjee and Jibon Chakrabarty -- on October 22.
The boys, both aged about 18, used to work at GPH Ispat factory as labourers and lived in Halishahar's Acharjee Para, said police and family members.
They prayed for bail at the lower court two to three times but were denied.