crossfire

March 10, 2019
March 10, 2019

Home boss defends deaths in crossfire

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday defended crossfire deaths saying the law enforcement agencies opened fire during the anti-narcotics drives only in self-defence.

October 3, 2018
October 3, 2018

'Shootouts' need to stop

Almost every day we find reports of “crossfire” or “shootouts” in newspapers. This newspaper reported on Monday that six alleged “drug dealers” and “robbers” were killed on the previous day.

July 29, 2018
July 29, 2018

Nine hours in captivity

Moments before being released by his abductors, an Awami League leader was threatened with death in “crossfire” and forced to sign two sets of blank papers and stamp papers each.

June 9, 2018
June 9, 2018

Anti-Drug Raids: Three more killed in 'gunfights'

Three more alleged drug peddlers were killed in “gunfights” in Rangpur, Thakurgaon and Dinajpur districts early yesterday amid the ongoing nationwide anti-narcotics drive.

October 1, 2017
October 1, 2017

At least 97 killed in 'crossfire' in 9 months: ASK

At least 97 people were killed in what law enforcement agencies claimed were incidents of crossfire between them and armed gangs in the last nine months.

September 27, 2017
September 27, 2017

No safety in custody

It is human nature to learn from past experiences. But when it comes to deaths in so-called crossfire, law enforcement agencies seem to have learned nothing of the sort. ...

July 3, 2017
July 3, 2017

'Crossfire' deaths and enforced disappearances continue

The latest report of the human rights watchdog Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) is worrying. Apart from 68 people killed in “shootouts” and “crossfire” encounters with the police and other law enforcing...

July 1, 2017
July 1, 2017

68 killed in 6 months

As many as 68 people have been killed in “crossfire” during encounter with law enforcement agencies in the first six months of this year, says Ain o Salish Kendra.

August 9, 2016
August 9, 2016

‘Robber’ killed in Laxmipur ‘gunfight’

An alleged robber is killed in a “gunfight” with police in Raipur upazila of Laxmipur early today.

June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016

PM: Why Khaleda sheds tears for Fahim?

PM Hasina lambasts her arch rival Khaleda Zia for what she says “shedding crocodile tears” for militant suspect Golam Faizullah Fahim who lost his life in an alleged crossfire a day after he was...