ASK demands judicial inquiry into Ekram killing

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 19:13, Jun 03,2018


ASK logo

The Ain O Salish Kendraon Sunday urged the government to form a judicial inquiry commission to investigate all the incidents of killing in 'gunfights', including that of Teknaf municipality councillor Ekramul Haque.

In a statement, the right body also demanded the government ensure the safety of Ekramul's family.

Referring to the audio clips containing the recorded conversations between Ekram and his daughter and wife before and when he was shot dead by law enforcers, the rights body said it has created panic among people over 'planned killings' by law enforcers in the name of 'gunfight'.

The statement termed 'regrettable' the remark of the government high-ups that 'one or two mistakes may occur' in such a drive.

The ASK said the impact of such incidents is far-reaching and called for immediately stopping the 'gunfight' in the name of anti-drug operation.

It said, ‘To eradicate any kind of crime from society, the state must take a tough position, but extrajudicial killings in the name of crime elimination can never be justified.’

Want stories like this in your inbox?

Sign up to exclusive daily email