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Case Number: Writ Petition No.10264 of 2015
Date of filing: 2015/09/21
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Petitioners

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. Inspector General of Police, Dhaka
  3. Deputy Inspector General of Police, Dhaka
  4. Additional Deputy Inspector General, Dhaka
  5. Deputy Commissioner
  6. Superintendent of Police, Tangail
  7. Officer in Charge, Kalihati police station, Tangail

 

 

Facts

A day labourer and his mother were picked up by a man and his brother-in-law from Ghatailand taken to Kalihati, where they were tortured and the mother was raped in front of her son. The local people rescued the victims. The locals then held protests on the streets from Tangail to Mymensingh Highway. The police tried to control the situation but at one point, they fired at protesters, killing three people and wounding five others. The police used excessive force on the demonstrators.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 30/09/2015


Details

The Court issued a Rule Nisi on 30.09.2015 calling upon the respondents to show cause as to whether the police followed all legal provisions while using fire-arms to disperse the unlawful assembly and/or such other or further order or orders passed as to this Court may seem fit and proper.

Justices

Mr. Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury

Mr. Justice Zafar Ahmed



Date: 17/05/2016


Details

The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to pay compensation at the rate of TK. 50,00,000/- to the family members of each of the deceased and/or such other or further order or orders passed as to this Court may seem fit and proper.

Justices

Mr. Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury

Mr. Justice Md. Iqbal Kabir



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Life,
Safeguards on Arrest,
Freedom from torture,
Accountability and Institutional Reform
Keywords
Rape ; Murder; Police powers
Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 102





Case Number: Writ Petition No.10264 of 2015
Date of filing: 2015/09/21

Petitioners

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. Inspector General of Police, Dhaka
  3. Deputy Inspector General of Police, Dhaka
  4. Additional Deputy Inspector General, Dhaka
  5. Deputy Commissioner
  6. Superintendent of Police, Tangail
  7. Officer in Charge, Kalihati police station, Tangail

 

 

Facts

A day labourer and his mother were picked up by a man and his brother-in-law from Ghatailand taken to Kalihati, where they were tortured and the mother was raped in front of her son. The local people rescued the victims. The locals then held protests on the streets from Tangail to Mymensingh Highway. The police tried to control the situation but at one point, they fired at protesters, killing three people and wounding five others. The police used excessive force on the demonstrators.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 30/09/2015:
Details

The Court issued a Rule Nisi on 30.09.2015 calling upon the respondents to show cause as to whether the police followed all legal provisions while using fire-arms to disperse the unlawful assembly and/or such other or further order or orders passed as to this Court may seem fit and proper.

Justices

Mr. Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury,  

Mr. Justice Zafar Ahmed,  


Date: 17/05/2016:
Details

The Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to pay compensation at the rate of TK. 50,00,000/- to the family members of each of the deceased and/or such other or further order or orders passed as to this Court may seem fit and proper.

Justices

Mr. Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury,  
Mr. Justice Md. Iqbal Kabir



Reference

Area of law
Life,  Safeguards on Arrest,  Freedom from torture,  Accountability and Institutional Reform

Keywords
Rape ; Murder; Police powers

Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 102


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Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45