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Editorial

Limon's ordeal ends

AFTER more than three years of hell, the tribulation of a hapless boy of 19 has come to an end. While Limon's legal battle might be over we wonder whether he has got justice. Can the state recompense his losses in any meaningful way? On the brighter side, Limon should consider himself lucky he has lost a leg only; more unfortunate victims of police coercion are not alive to tell their tale. Limon was made the target of deliberate victimisation...

Crimes by Law Enforcers

State's costly silence

State's costly silence

Tired from searching for the family calf, Limon was sitting on the railing of a culvert. Little did the boy know his sitting there would be just the beginning of his lifelong suffering. Only moments later, a very powerful state apparatus pounced on the teen, maiming him and snatching away his youthful and most...

Maiming Limon: TIB for exemplary punishment

Maiming Limon: TIB for exemplary punishment

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today demanded exemplary punishment to those responsible for shooting and maiming Limon Hossain and filing false and conspiratory cases against him.   TIB called for bringing the responsible persons to book through forming a neutral and high-powered body to investigate the incident.     The organisation at the same time also expressed comfort...

Limon cleared of both criminal cases, finally

Limon cleared of both criminal cases, finally

A Jhalakathi court today dropped the charge of obstructing law enforcers from discharging their duties against Limon Hossain, clearing the college student of both the criminal cases Rab filed against him after shooting him in the leg in 2011. The court decision came 15 months after the government decision to withdraw both the cases...

Shot into Disability

No arms found, arms case filed

No arms found, arms case filed

The firearm and machetes, shown recovered from Limon's possession by Rapid Action Battalion, were actually found near the spot of the 'shootout' incident in Chhaturia village of Rajapur upazila, said Lt Col Monirul Haque, Jhalakathi Rab's commanding officer. There is a misunderstanding about the recovery of the firearm and other weapons in that incident, stated Monirul adding, “Indeed, those were found in the area from where Limon was arrested.” Ariful Islam, investigation officer of Rajapur Police Station in two Rab cases, also admitted the weapons were not recovered from Limon's possession. Though he did not possess any of the weapons, Rab sued him for possessing illegal firearm. During an operation on March 23...

Shot into Disability by Rab

They all speak of Limon's innocence

They all speak of Limon's innocence

The High Court order to grant Limon six months' bail and ensure his proper treatment has brought relief not only to Limon's family but also to his villagers and well-wishers. Meanwhile, The Daily Star's special correspondent Morshed Ali Khan visited Limon's village in Rajapur upazila of Jhalakathi district and talked to around 150...

Govt, Rab must compensate Limon: Readers

Govt, Rab must compensate Limon: Readers

Happy that Limon Hossain was cleared today of the last of two criminal cases, a large number of netizens demanded that the Rab, whose members shot and maimed the college student, and the government must compensate for the damage done to him. Comments kept pouring on when The Daily Star asked its followers on...

Mastermind of G4S vault heist held

Mastermind of G4S vault heist held

A day into the recovery of Tk 2.99 crore looted from the office of a security service company in Chittagong, Rapid Action Battalion personnel detained its mastermind from Rangamati this morning. Arrestee Shahidul Haque alias Shanta, 24, hailed from Narsingdi Sadar upazila, was a security guard of security service company G4S in the port...

Narayanganj 7-murder: Ex-Rab man on fresh remand

Narayanganj 7-murder: Ex-Rab man on fresh remand

A Narayanganj court today granted a five-day fresh remand for Ruhul Amin, a former member of Rapid Action Battalion, in a case filed in connection with the seven murders. Senior Judicial Magistrate Chadni Rupam placed Ruhul Amin passed the remand order after police produced him before the court with a seven-day remand prayer. Ruhul Amin...

NARAYANGANJ 7-MURDER

Show-cause notice on jail authorities for Tareque’s absence

Show-cause notice on jail authorities for Tareque’s absence

A Narayanganj court today sought explanation from the prison authorities for failing to produce ex-Rab official Tareque Sayeed Mohammad during hearing of sensational seven-murder case. As part of a regular hearing that commenced this morning, 21 accused were produced before the court, reports our Narayanganj correspondent. As Tareque was absent during the hearing, Senior Judicial...

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