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  • Accused dies after arrest

    An arrestee was allegedly tortured to death in Sarishabari upazila of Jamalpur early yesterday, barely within a week of the Supreme Court's upholding a High Court verdict against police torture in custody.

  • ‘Torture’ triggered clash

    Influenced by a local Awami League activist, police had tortured a Chhatra Dal leader of Bhola that triggered Thursday night's clash

  • 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.

  • Protectors turn predators thru' loopholes of law

    Rocky would never get back his brother who died in police custody about two years back. But he was happy yesterday as the country's top court came up with a verdict that he hoped would stop custodial deaths and thus none else would have to suffer the agony of losing dear ones.

  • A life story altered in cop brutality

    The story of Al Amin Hossain Rubel could have been a happy one, and the stage was all set for that too. Friday was supposed to be his

  • Rogue despite stern warnings

    A section of cops are getting involved in criminal offences despite repeated warnings of stern action from the police high-ups.

  • Tea seller dies of burns

    Tea-seller Babul Matabbar, who had suffered severe burns in an incident involving police, succumbed to his injuries yesterday after fighting death for around 16 hours.

  • Cops’ outrageous behaviour needs to stop now: NHRC chief

    National Human Rights Commission Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman says a man has to sacrifice his life because of “outrageous and illegal” activities of police.

  • Ensure punishment for torture by cops: JS body

    A parliamentary body asks the government to ensure exemplary punishment to the police personnel responsible for tarnishing the image of the police department.

  • How they get freed on bail?

    Members of the cabinet committee on law and order yesterday came down heavily on police for torturing a Bangladesh Bank official and a staff of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), saying those incidents had tarnished the image of the department.

  • Tortured BB official Rabby rejects report, dubs it false

    Bangladesh Bank official Golam Rabby, who was subjected to police torture for bribe, has rejected the report submitted to the Supreme Court over the incident. “I did not do anything, they grabbed me by my collar from the behind,” he tells The Daily Star hours after the report is filed to the apex court.

  • Cops now blame Rabby

    Police tell the Supreme Court that Bangladesh Bank official Golam Rabby obstructed them from discharging their duties and scuffled with them during search earlier this month.

  • ‘No bar to lodge case on torturer cop now’

    There is no legal bar now to file a case over the incident of police torture on a Bangladesh Bank official, says Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon.

  • BB official torture: SC urged to uphold case filing order

    The Supreme Court has been requested to uphold the High Court order that directed police to record a case for police torture on Bangladesh Bank official Golam Rabby.

  • Bank official torture: Cops submit probe report

    Police have submitted a probe report into the torture of a Bangladesh Bank official allegedly by a sub-inspector of Mohammadpur Police Station.

  • Rabbi now 'threatened'

    The Bangladesh Bank official, who was tortured by police on January 9, has allegedly received "indirect threats" to refrain from seeking

  • BB chief writes to IGP seeking justice for tortured official

    Bangladesh Bank governor in a letter called upon the police chief to ensure justice for alleged police torture of an official of the central bank.

  • Traumatised BB official hospitalised

    A Bangladesh Bank official traumatised by alleged police torture is admitted to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).