extra judicial killing

'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 agencies in the first six months of 2017, 44 persons were picked up, allegedly by people identifying themselves as members of the law enforcing agencies, according to ASK, during this period.

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.

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 agencies in the first six months of 2017, 44 persons were picked up, allegedly by people identifying themselves as members of the law enforcing agencies, according to ASK, during this period.

June 24, 2016
June 24, 2016

No extrajudicial killings by cops

Cops never indulge in extrajudicial killings in the name of “crossfire”, but if under attack, they open fire in self defence, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia yesterday.

June 18, 2016
June 18, 2016

No good governance if govt takes law in hand: Sultana Kamal

Good governance cannot be there if the government takes law in its hand to retain its existence somehow or other, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Chairperson Sultana Kamal says.

April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016

2 shot dead in Laxmipur

Two people are shot to death by miscreants at Rajibpur village in Laxmipur Sadar upazila.

August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015

What about the other victims?

At last there is acknowledgement from the government party members that innocent people do get killed in “crossfire”. One wishes it had come sooner.

July 16, 2015
July 16, 2015

‘Gunfights’: 3 killed in Dhaka, Rangpur

Three people killed in separate “gunfights” with elite force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Dhaka and Rangpur.

June 9, 2015
June 9, 2015

‘Criminal’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Laxmipur cops

An alleged criminal has been killed and two of his associates injured in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Laxmipur Sadar upazila.

March 1, 2015
March 1, 2015

20-party for int’l probe into ‘atrocities’

The BNP-led 20-party alliance calls for UN supervised international investigation into what it said extra-judicial killings, human rights violations and firebomb attacks in the country.