Journalists protest torturing fellow, probe body formed

Our Correspondent | Published: 17:53, Mar 14,2018


Journalists in Barisal went out on demonstrations in front of Ashwini Kumar Hall of the city on Wednesday protesting against the police torture on DBC News cameraperson Sumon Hasan.

Police also formed a probe committee after closing eight police personnel for torturing journalist.

Barisal Metropolitan Police commissioner SM Ruhul Amin said a three-member probe committee led by Runa Laila, assistant commissioner of BMP, was formed it was asked to submit report in 14 hours.

Strict action would be taken against the persons found responsible by the probe committee, he said.

Participants and speakers at the demonstration of journalists said that simply closing the policemen cannot not be sufficient punishment.

They demanded legal action like case under penal code and termination of the criminals responsible for the crime.

Leaders and members of Barisal Photo Journalist Solidarity Abscission, Barisal Electronics Media Journalist Abscission, Barisal Reporters Unity, Barisal Press Club, Bangladesh Television Media Abscission, addressed and participated in the programme.

Eight personnel of detective branch of Barisal Metropolitan Police were been closed on Tuesday afternoon for torturing Sumon.

Nasir Uddin Mallik, assistant commissioner of DB of BMP, said sub-inspector Abul Bashar, two assistant sub-inspectors and five constables of the team, were among the closed persons.

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