Cheers for ‘murderers’

Rules flouted to free notorious 30 from jail; committee sits Aug 20 to review ‘politically-motivated’ cases along with 200 more

Cheers for 'murderers'

The national committee for reviewing and recommending withdrawal of “politically motivated” lawsuits has taken up 30 murder cases against ruling party men for review at its next meeting without following due procedures.
The murder cases, with nearly 170 other lawsuits, have been selected for the committee’s consideration, mostly without recommendations from district committees headed by deputy commissioners, said sources in the inter-ministerial body.
According to the rules, it is mandatory that district committees first select the “politically motivated” cases and then forward them to the home ministry for placing them before the national committee for review.
But many of the cases have been selected for the committee’s review even without the knowledge of district committees, said district officials.
The national committee headed by State Minister for Law Quamrul Islam has been reviewing “politically motivated” cases since 2009.
The committee’s next meeting, which may also be its last, is scheduled for August 20. At its previous 30 meetings, the committee made recommendations for withdrawing as many as 7,177 cases against a total of 11,200 cases referred to it.
The recommendations for wholesale withdrawal of the cases evoked strong criti The national committee for reviewing and recommending withdrawal of “politically motivated” lawsuits has taken up 30 murder cases against ruling party men for review at its next meeting without following due procedures.
The murder cases, with nearly 170 other lawsuits, have been selected for the committee’s consideration, mostly without recommendations from district committees headed by deputy commissioners, said sources in the inter-ministerial body.
According to the rules, it is mandatory that district committees first select the “politically motivated” cases and then forward them to the home ministry for placing them before the national committee for review.
But many of the cases have been selected for the committee’s review even without the knowledge of district committees, said district officials.
The national committee headed by State Minister for Law Quamrul Islam has been reviewing “politically motivated” cases since 2009.
The committee’s next meeting, which may also be its last, is scheduled for August 20. At its previous 30 meetings, the committee made recommendations for withdrawing as many as 7,177 cases against a total of 11,200 cases referred to it.
The recommendations for wholesale withdrawal of the cases evoked strong criti

Source: The Daily Star

1 COMMENT

  1. The question is: if Mr. Fakhrul sitting in his BNP central office can be charged with crime as ‘hukumer asami’, what is the position of this Mr. Q.Islam for releasing those reportedly involved in dozens of murder cases? What we common people should think? Is there an SS group such as Hitler’s going to be formed? We are really terrified.

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