'No mercy for Narayanganj killers'

‘No mercy for Narayanganj killers’


The government has told diplomats that the Narayanganj murderers will be brought to justice “regardless of their party ranks and affiliation”.
Prime Minister’s adviser for political affairs HT Imam told a group of diplomats about the government’s resolve at the first round of a series of diplomatic briefings that opened on Wednesday.
The foreign minister Abul Hasan Mahmood Ali briefed the diplomats of 13 countries, mostly developed ones, at state guest house Padma, in first such meeting after the much-debated Jan 5 elections.Apart from HT Imam, Prime Minister’s International Affairs adviser Gowher Rizvi and junior foreign minister M Shahriar Alam were also present.
According to the foreign ministry, the foreign minister briefed them about the post-Jan 5 elections situation in country while Imam spoke on the law and order situation.
He particularly referred to the Narayanganj multiple murders in which Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya’s son-in-law and former RAB-11 CO Lt Col Tarek Sayeed had been accused.
Sayeed has been accused along with two other RAB officers of taking bribes from Ward-4 Commissioner Nur Hossain to kill his arch-rival, Councillor Nazrul Islam.
Imam assured told diplomats the government remained “unequivocal in its commitment from ‘highest political levels’ to bring to book whoever is guilty, regardless of their party ranks and affiliation”.
In this regard he said they would maintain “zero impunity” to members of law enforcement agencies, “if proven guilty”.
He also briefed them on the various “prompt actions” the government had taken.
He particularly cited the formation of a seven-member probe committee, joint investigation team comprising the detective branch and CID, public hearings of witnesses, dismissal of RAB members and the issue of warrant for their arrest, and formation of RAB’s own investigation team.
Ambassadors and representatives of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Holy See, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, and the US and United Nations Resident Coordinator(UNRC) in Dhaka attended the briefing.-bdnews24.com


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