Tuesday, May 25, 2010

No reaction from the government

Crossfire continues despite High Court order

Ali Akkas died in Chittagong left and Saidul in kushtia

By Bangladesh Media, Two more Bangladeshi died in Extra Judicial Killing despite High court's ruling against the Extra Judicial killing on Crossfire.The Daily Star reports that Two alleged criminals, including an outlaw, were killed in separate 'shootouts' between their cohorts and law enforcers in Chittagong and Kushtia early yesterday.

The deceased were identified as Mohammad Akkas alias Ali Akkas, 45, the ringleader of Akkas Bahini, a circle of land grabbers of Chittagong, and Siddiqur Rahman alias Tiger, 35, a military commander of the Janajuddho faction of outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (ML) of Kushtia.

The Daily star wrote that, Sazzad Hossain, Commanding Officer of RAB 7 confirmed the news to the reporter of the Daily Star.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Same press release, same story

But another victim

By Bangladesh Media, The Daily Independent reports, a regional leader of 'Sarbahara Kamrul Group' was killed in a 'shootout' between the outlawed group and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Char Hogla Patia in Babuganj upazila on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Jagodish Sheel alias Jagasher Roy alias Joga, 52, son of late Nishi Kanta Roy at Brahmandia in Babuganj upazila.

Police said, Jagadish Sheel was wanted in 12 criminal cases including murder and robbery. Acting on secret information, a patrol team of RAB-8 conducted a drive while Jagodish along with his accomplices was gathering in the area at about 10:35 pm. Sensing the presence of RAB, the terrorists opened fire on the elite force, prompting them to fire back that triggered a gun-battle, said a RAB press release.

Later, on information, police and local people joined with RAB to strengthen the operation. At one stage Jagodish was felled by a bullet but his accomplices managed to flee the scene. RAB also recovered one foreign revolver loaded with three bullets, one LG loaded with three bullets, four rounds of bullet, two sharp weapons and a torch light from the spot.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

12 policemen, 7 others face arrest for ‘crossfire’

 The investigation proves that Extra Judicial Killing is taking place in Bangladesh!

By Anwar Hossain, The investigation proves that "crossfire" is happening in Bangladesh. In the name of "crossfire" "shootout" or "encounter", extra judicial killing is taking place in Bangladesh. A court  investigation  reports says that a man was killed by police in Nator district,while he was in police custody and later it was plotted  by the police that he was a robber and was killed in "crossfire." But unfortunately not all the incidents are being reported or investigated like this way. BD News 24 reports, a court in Natore has ordered the arrest of 12 policemen and seven others for the cold-blooded murder of a 32-year man and then trying to pass it on as a killing in crossfire. Additional chief judicial magistrate Mohammad Aktaruzzuman issued the arrest warrant on Monday as a judicial inquiry found the allegation against the suspects true.

The policemen are former officer-in-charge of Singra police station Abu Bakkar, sub-inspector Liaquat Ali, assistant sub-inspector Pradyut Kar and constables Jasim, Asir Uddin, Kamal, Motaleb alias Sanu, Kashem, Anwar, Mofiz and Hafizur Rahman, an Ansar member. The other seven — Selim, Hanif, Firoz, Amzad Hossain, Kuddus, Rashid and Mozibor — are local people, who allegedly helped the policemen arrest the youth, Ansar Ali of Bamihal village under Singra upazila on July 23 last year.
The man was killed three days later. Singra police assistant sub-inspector Jasimuddin filed a case on July 27 with the same police station stating that Ansar and other ‘robbers’ had opened fire at the police when they had been passing by Kakian forest. Ansar was killed as the police retaliated, the police claimed in the case statement.

But judicial inquiry carried out by magistrate Mahmudul Hassan found that Ansar Ali had been killed in police custody. ‘He was not killed in crossfire. He was tortured to death at the police station in a planned way,’ the inquiry report reads. The report wonders how the victim would join with robbers in Kakian forest, 25 kilometres off the police station, when he had been in police custody. Ansar’s father on August 17 had filed the case with the additional chief judicial magistrate, who ordered the inquiry. 

Plaintiff’s lawyer Abul Kalam Azad said ‘The complaint has been proved genuine despite the fact that it’s very difficult to prove any allegation against the police.’ Main accused Singra thana former OC Abu Bakkar claimed: ‘Ansard had not died in police custody. We will face the matter legally.'

More that 1600 people died in Bangladesh in Extra Judicial Killing but law enforcement agency says they have been killed in "crossfire", "Shootout" or "encounter."  According to the agency, In every cases Rapid Action Battalion or police are being attacked first. Then they fire back. 

4 killed in Crossfire

 One Day Record for Extra Judicial Killing in Bangladesh

By Bangladesh Media, Four crime suspects were killed by the Rapid Action Battalion and the police in ‘crossfire’ at Ganderia and Mirpur in Dhaka and in the Kushtia district headquarters early Wednesday. Wednesday’s incident took to 181 the total number of extrajudicial killing in incidents such as ‘crossfire’, ‘encounter’ or ‘gunfight’ after January 6, 2009 when the Awami League-led government assumed office.

Twenty-seven people have so far been killed in extrajudicial incidents after the High Court on December 4, 2009 asked the authorities not to kill any more people in ‘crossfire’ or ‘encounter’ until it hears a rule it issued suo moto on the government in connection with extrajudicial killing.

The men killed in ‘crossfire’ on Wednesday were Mohammad Alauddin, 32, and Suman Rahman, 27, residents of Gendaria, Rahat Ali, 30, a resident of Mirpur while ultra-left outfit operative Milon Fakir alias Jibon, 30, a resident of Shimulia in the Kushtia district headquarters. In Dhaka, the battalion said its team raided the Albert High School ground at Gendaria about 3:00am on information that some miscreants were holding a meeting there.
‘The gangsters fired into the law enforcers, who fired back, leading to a gunfight,’ said the RAB 10 commanding officer, SM Kamal Hossain. He said the gunfight had continued for more than half an hour. Suman and Alauddin, who were wounded in the gunfight, were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where they were pronounced dead soon after their arrival, Kamal Hossain said. The battalion seized three revolvers and two bullets from the place after the gunfight, the battalion official said. The police said Alauddin and Suman had been engaged in criminal activities such as murder, abduction and extortion in the city. They were accused in several cases related to murder and extortion filed with the police, the battalion claimed.
In the other incident in Dhaka, Rahat Ali, suspected of being involved in snatching, was killed by the police in ‘encounter’ at Pallabi of Mirpur. The police claimed Rahat Ali was involved in killing assistant subinspector Shah Mizanur Rahman of the Ramna police, found dead on a road in Tangail on May 4, and ATN Bangla cameraman Shafiqul Islam Mithu, found dead by the River Turag on May 9.

Based on the statement of a suspected mugger arrested earlier, the police said they had raided the Pallabi Eastern Housing area about 2:45am. As the lawmen approached, the gang who were inside a car fired into the lawmen, who fired back. After a gunfight for half an hour, the police found Rahat dead. The police also seized a pistol from the place. The police also seized the car. Rahat’s associates, however, managed to get away, the police said.
In Khustia, a Gana Mukti Fauz operative was killed in a ‘shootout’ with the police at Shimulia in the district headquarters. The deceased, Milon Fakir alias Jibon, 24, was an operative of the ultra-left outfit, the police said. A police team raided Shimulia on information about a gathering of at least 25 operatives at a place about 4:00am.

As the lawmen approached, the gang fired into the lawmen, who fired back. Milon was caught in the ‘crossfire’ and died on the spot and his associates managed to get away, the police said. The policemen seized a gun and six bullets from the spot.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

4 killed in Shootout

Raid Action Batalion says "they are terrorist".

Daily Star, reports four alleged criminals, including an outlaw, were killed in three separate ‘shootouts’ between their cohorts and law enforcers in Dhaka and Kushtia early Wednesday. Rahat, Suman, and Alauddin, were killed in Dhaka while Jibon, a cadre of outlawed Gono Mukti Fouz (GMF), in Kushtia.

Details comming soon.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Changing situation:

By Bangladesh Media, The daily star published a very shocking news dated on 6 May. Changing the situation! No more crossfire shootout or encounters. Now, its a different way! In the name of Rapid Action Battalion, people are being arrested and their dead bodies are found in different places. The dead bodies are taken to the hospital mortuary. Relatives coming to the morgue and identifying the missing persons. After investigations new information coming out that the persons were arrested by Rapid Action Battalion.

The daily star wrote -The recovery of the body of one unidentified person in Khilgaon area yesterday brought the number of secret murder victims to seven in the city over the last nine days, a clear indication of increasing trend of such killings.Officer-in-charge (OC) of Khilgaon Police Station Nazimuddin said police recovered the body of a youth aged around 30 from an under-construction house in Nasirabad area at 9:00am. Police suspect that miscreants strangled the man by using cloth or rope and dumped the body there. There were bruises around the victim's throat.

On Tuesday the body of Mizanur Rahman, Assistant Sub-inspector of Ramna Police Station, was recovered from Mirzapur in Tangail. Two more bodies recovered on the same day -- one from inside a drum at a bus counter of Shyamoli and the other from Uttar Shahjahanpur -- are still lying at the morgue of Dhaka Medical College as none has claimed them. Sekandar, morgue assistant of Dhaka Medical College, told the correspondent of the daily star that at least 10 people had come to the morgue in the last two days to find their missing relatives.

Motijheel Police Station OC Tofazzal Hossain said police was investigating into the murder at Uttar Shahjahanpur. But the victim's identity couldn't be known till yesterday afternoon. On April 27, dead bodies of three people were recovered from Dhaka Udyan in Mohammadpur area. They were kept hidden under sand.The three victims are Mizanur Rahman, Shakuria union Jubo Dal president in Jhalokathi and his two accomplices Forkan Ahmed and Murad. The relatives of the deceased claimed they were hiding in Dhaka to evade arrest as several cases had been filed against them.

Inspector General of Police Nur Mohammad yesterday at a press briefing at the police headquarters said every secret killing is being investigated. High police officials expressed their concern over the rise of secret killings