crossfire

March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020

4 ‘yaba traders’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfights’ with BGB, police

Four alleged yaba traders have been killed in separate “gunfights” with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and police in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar district.

January 21, 2020
January 21, 2020

Parliamentarians’ assault on the rule of law

In the annals of Bangladesh’s parliamentary history, January 14, 2020 has secured special significance.

January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020

Were those really incidents of ‘crossfire’?

So, someone can be deliberately killed in “crossfire”! The “crossfire” killings, understood to be a blatant violation of all human rights laws, have been termed by an MP an “instant action” when it comes to dealing with criminals.

June 30, 2019
June 30, 2019

Prashanth’s Death In ‘Crossfire’: Family, BGB, police contradict each other

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and police are making contradictory claims over the videographer who was killed in a “gunfight” with BGB men in Cumilla on early Friday.

March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019

Caught between 'crossfire' and 'self-defence'

The greatest gift that a government can earn for itself is the trust of the general public. And the best way to do so is to be transparent on matters of grave public concern and come clean on any policy failures.

March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019

Defending the indefensible

The minister for home would have us believe that the crossfire deaths that have occurred in the government's pursuit to combat the menace of drugs and narcotics are not due to crossfire but occurred when the law enforcing agencies fired in self-defence only, in pursuit of the drug dealers.

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.