Complaints of extrajudicial killing can be inquired: Law Minister

Complaints of extrajudicial killing can be inquired: Law Minister

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The law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister Anisul Huq yesterday said that the allegations of extra-judicial killing against law enforcement agencies should be investigated properly in accordance with the law.
“There can be a judicial enquiry over the allegation on extra-judicial killing incident against the law enforcers agencies in order to find out the real truth behind the incident,” the law minister made the observation at his office in the secretariat while talking to the reporters.
In recent days, extra-judicial murder has come into light again after several ruling party men were killed in ‘gunfights’ with police and Rapid Action Battalion.In response to a query he said that he was not in favour of any independent enquiry beyond the legal system. But the judicial enquiry could be carried out to find the truth over the allegation, he noted.
At least three ruling party men were killed in incidents of ‘crossfire’ or ‘encounter’ with lawmen within a span of 24 hours.
A Chhatra League leader and a Juba League activist were killed in ‘encounters’ with Rapid Action Battalion and police at Hazaribagh in the capital and Doarpar in Magura early Tuesday.
The former was charged with killing a teenager and the later with shooting a pregnant woman when the baby in her womb was also injured.
In another incident, a local Juba League leader, accused in two murder cases, was killed in what law enforcers termed gunfight between his associates and Detective Branch of police at Jagati BATB Forestry Complex in Kushtia sadar early Wednesday.
Expressing grave concern over the recent crossfire incidents, rights organisation Ain o Shalish Kendra (ASK), in a statement on Wednesday, alleged that the government is resorting to extrajudicial killings to cover up deterioration of law and order.
It said law enforcement  agencies have killed 101 people in separate incidents of “crossfire” from January till June this year. Among them, 24 were killed by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), 64 by the police and 13 by other law enforcement agencies.
The “crossfire” statistics of the past six months were prepared on the basis of reports published in national dailies, and information gathered by ASK.
The organization earlier said that 128 people were killed in “crossfire” and 88 disappeared across the country in 2014. It also revealed that some 147 people were killed in 664 incidents of political violence in 2014, while 8,373 others received injuries. – Staff Reporter

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