The High Court Division on Tuesday directed the authorities to take departmental action against three Rapid Action Battalion-3 based in the capital who detained two persons for seven days after arrest without producing them in the magistrate’s court.
The court directive requires taking the action against the RAB officers after holding departmental inquiry.
The court also directed the respective parent services to withdraw Major Fahim Adnam Siddique, warrant officer Dijendra Chandra Dey, and assistant superintendent of police Mohammad Abdur Rakib Khan from the RAB-3 unit based at Khilgaon in the capital.
A bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim gave the directive after hearing a petition jointly filed by siblings Md Rashed Khan and Md Raihan Khan, the victims of illegal detention in RAB-3 Custody for seven days since their arrest on January 13.
The law requires RAB to
produce arrested persons in magistrate’s court within 24 hours of their arrest.
On March 3, the bench granted bails to the two brothers.
The bench had directed the three errand RAB officers to explain under what authority they had taken the two brothers in custody for seven days.
The RAB officers offered apologies to the HC for detaining the siblings and filing human trafficking case against them and 17 others with the Gulshan police station seven days after they were arrested on January 20.
RAB’s warrant officer Dijendra Chandra Dey filed the case against them seven days after they were arrested.
The arrested persons were produced in the court also seven days after they were nabbed.
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