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Police now say focus to be on militants

In the face of heavy criticism over the mass arrests across the country, police now say their weeklong special crackdown will focus on militants only.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

576 in jail even after end of terms

At least 576 inmates are serving additional days in different jails across the country due to the jail authorities' failure to take effective steps, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman has claimed.

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

No political motive behind it

Claiming that the ongoing crackdown on militants was not politically motivated, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said the drive was being conducted as part of security measures following recent target killings and also on the occasion of Ramadan and ahead of Eid.

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Police now say focus to be on militants

In the face of heavy criticism over the mass arrests across the country, police now say their weeklong special crackdown will focus on militants only.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

Indian example holds out hope

The Supreme Court's latest landmark verdict against police's century-old discretionary powers concerning arrest, detention and remand is a bold judicial pronouncement in favour of people's liberty and fundamental rights.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

Police positive yet apprehensive

Police personnel from different tiers have welcomed the Supreme Court's landmark verdict on police's powers concerning arrest, detention in custody and remand, but said the provision for making arrests on suspicion is necessary for tackling crimes.

May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

SC irked as HC directives unheeded

The Supreme Court yesterday expressed dismay at the government's unwillingness to implement the 15 directives issued by the High Court 13 years ago to stop policemen making arbitrary arrests on suspicion and torturing arrestees on remand.