Thursday, August 03, 2006

“Live bombs in court create chaos” – BBC News

It seemed to make sense at the time.

Five men were arrested for possession of explosives in Bangladesh last December. They are allegedly members of Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh, an illegal Islamist organisation. The men are currently on trial in Dhaka.

Evidence was brought into the courtroom yesterday. Security force officer Captain Tareq Rahman Khan watched the public prosecutor open the box to show the explosives to the judge.

"I got the shock of my life," he was quoted as saying in the New Age newspaper.

Captain Khan immediately alerted the court to the fact that the bombs were live and the judge called a recess so the court could be evacuated.

The best part as reported by the BBC:

Officials blame police for not defusing the devices before coming to court. The police say they were not asked to.

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