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Abductions

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Of myopic law enforcement

MULTIPLE abductions followed by grisly murders committed allegedly with the help of elite law enforcement outfit have made many citizens worried and jittery. Responsible individuals including nationally important public leaders have demanded the disbandment of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), holding the organisation responsible for the serious malfeasance of a few key officials. In a charged situation nobody is in a mood to study the objective conditions that are causing worrisome deviance. However, have not murders of publicly important...

198 give deposition on 7 murders

198 give deposition on 7 murders

Around 200 people have given their depositions on the third day of public hearing today before a high-powered probe body at the Siddhirganj Power Station in Narayanganj which is investigating the sensational seven-murder. The seven-member investigation body formed in line with a High Court order, started to record depositions of the witnesses at the station’s rest house around 10:00am, reports our Narayanganj correspondent. A total of 198 out of 287 people who have registered their names gave their depositions till 6:15pm. Of them, 40 people, mostly neighbours and relatives of the victims, submitted their depositions before the probe body by this time. Rest of the registers would get chance to give their depositions on...

Rab needs reforms: Hanif

Rab needs reforms: Hanif

A spokesperson of the ruling party today said the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) needs to be reformed to overcome its weaknesses. "It is beyond question to disband the Rab. But its reform can be done," Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said at his business office in the capital's Karwan Bazar. Hanif's comment...

Widen inquiry into Rab, HRW tells Hasina

Widen inquiry into Rab, HRW tells Hasina

Human Rights Watch in an open letter urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today to establish an independent body to investigate evidence that Rab has been responsible for extrajudicial executions, disappearances, torture, and other serious abuses over many years. “The prime minister must now broaden the probe and create an independent process to ensure accountability...

Mass hearing on Narayanganj killings May 12, 15

Mass hearing on Narayanganj killings May 12, 15

Mass hearings on the abductions and killings of seven people in Narayanganj last month will be held at the office of the district’s deputy commissioner on May 12 and 15. A circulation has been issued in this regard today, said Abdul Kashem Mohammad Mohiuddin, secretary member of the probe body which has been formed...

Abductions, killings worry EU

Abductions, killings worry EU

Member states of the European Union today voiced deep concern over the recent abductions, murders and extra-judicial killings in Bangladesh and called for bringing the perpetrators to justice through appropriate investigation. The EU also renewed its call for dialogue among major parties to find a solution to the problems before going for a fresh...

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