A Brahmanbaria court today asked police to lodge the first information report (FIR) against seven Rab men in connection with the killing of a businessman.
After a hearing, Senior Judicial Magistrate Nazmun Nahar asked Rupok Kumar, officer-in-charge of Nabinagar Police Station, to lodge the FIR, reports our Brahmanbaria correspondent.
Shahnur Alam, 43, died at a hospital after being allegedly tortured in the custody of the elite force.
Mehedi Hasan, brother of the victim, filed the case on June 1. The accused members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) include Maj AZM Shakib Siddiqui, commander of crime prevention company (CPC)-3 of Rab-14.
In the case statement, Mehedi alleged that some Rab-14 members tortured Shahnur at the battalion's Bhairab camp in Kishoreganj.
He died at a hospital in Comilla on May 6 after being admitted there following a reference from the Brahmanbaria prison authorities.
Assistant Sub-Inspector Enamul Haq of Rab-14 led the team that picked up Shahnur from his home at Bogdohor village under Nabinagar upazila on April 29, the case statement reads.
Seven other unnamed Rab men and two civilians have also been made accused in the case.