Police yesterday filed two cases against around 200 people on charge of assaulting six law enforcers during a drive to arrest a trader at Fortune Shopping Mall in the city's Mouchak area on Saturday night.
People are gradually losing their trust and confidence in law enforcement agencies due to their “continued involvement in criminal activities,” including custodial deaths and disappearance of detainees, rights activists, academics and lawyers have said.
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.
Law enforcers claim to have detained four members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) from different places of Chittagong.
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia says the law enforcers including Rab and police members, who were involved in the incidents of forced disappearances and killings, will be brought to justice.
In order to avoid two years’ imprisonment, a Rajshahi man managed to escape the law enforcers successfully for 26 years before his luck struck out two days ago.
The BNP alleges that the party nominated chairman candidates for the union parishad (UP) elections, their agents and supporters are continuously getting death threats.
Law enforcers arrest five people from different areas in Chittagong in a case filed over killing a student of Premier University in the port city yesterday.
Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), a legal aid and human rights organisation, expresses deep concern over the law enforcement agencies’ alleged harassment and pressure on Sohagi Jahan Tonu’s family to give statements they had prescribed.