HC for commission to probe Longadu attacks

HC for commission to probe Longadu attacks

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The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why a directive would not be given to form a commission to investigate the arson attack in Langadu upazila of Rangamati.

An HC bench comprising Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah issued the rule after hearing a writ petition.

The court also asked the authorities concerned to explain why the commission would not assess the damages suffered by the victims.

Deputy attorney general Taposh Kumar Biswas stood for the government.

The Cabinet Secretary, Law Secretary, Home Secretary, Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Secretary and the IGP have been asked to respond to the rule within eight weeks.

The court also asked the Cabinet Secretary to submit a compliance report within three months after formation of the commission.

The court also fixed November 3 for the next hearing.

Supreme Court lawyer Nicolas Chakma and eight others filed the writ petition on Thursday seeking a necessary order on Longadu attack.

Earlier, on June 12, lawyer Nicolas Chakma sent a legal notice to the authorities concerned to form a probe committee within three days to investigate the arson attack in Longadu.

On June 2, Nurul Islam Nayan, organising secretary of upazila Juba League who used to carry passengers on his bike in exchange for money, was found dead alongside a road in Dighinala upazila in Khagrachhari district.

Following the incident, Bangale settlers went on a rampage and set fire to over 100 houses in Longadu upazila headquarters and several villages, including Manikjorchhara and Tintila.

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