Judge rapped for RAB order?

07 June 2014 bdnews24.com


A Brahmanbaria judge has been withdrawn a day after she ordered police to register a murder case against RAB personnel.
It means, Senior Judicial Magistrate Najmun Nahar will not be able to decide whether a case or charge-sheet will be accepted until further notice.
The decision has been taken "for the people's sake", said the withdrawal order signed by the district's Chief Judicial magistrate, Mostak Ahmed Sahdani.
Nahar on Wednesday instructed police to lodge a case against nine RAB personnel, including RAB-14 Bhairab camp commander Major AZM Sakib Siddiki, over the murder of local businessman Shahnur Alam.
The victim's brother, Mehedi Hasan, filed a petition before the court on June 1 claiming his brother had been killed by RAB-14 personnel. He alleged that RAB had detained and murdered Alam on April 29.
Recently, a murder case was filed against RAB in Comilla's Laksam Upazila for abducting two local BNP leaders. Last month, three former RAB officers were arrested over the abduction and murder of seven men in Narayanganj.
The alleged involvement of the elite police unit personnel in such incidents have fuelled a public outcry against the force, prompting demands from various quarters for its disbanding, but Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled that out.

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