Killings of 6 students at Aminbazar
HC asks police to complete investigation in 4 weeksStaff Correspondent
The High Court asked police to complete the investigations within 4 weeks of the killings of six college students at Aminbazar on July 18, 2011.
The bench of Justice Farid Ahmed and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order when the investigation officer, M Serajul Haque, also a criminal investigation department’s additional superintendent, had submitted a progress report to the court on Sunday.
The court posted the hearing for July 11 in the rule it had issued on August 3, 2011 for the government and the police to explain why they should not be directed to take appropriate actions against the people and the policemen responsible for the killings.
The students were bludgeoned to death by several hundred villagers during an outing to enjoy the holy night of Shab-e-Barat at Keblar Char in Aminbazar near the capital.
After the hearing, a public interest litigation was filed by the National Forum for Protection of Human Rights. On August 3, 2011, the same bench also ordered the chief metropolitan magistrate in Dhaka to form a committee to investigate the incident.
Utpal Chowdhury, a metropolitan magistrate, investigated the incident and submitted the report to the High Court in September 8, 2011. He stated that the six students were innocent and not robbers.
The judicial report also said that police on duty were negligent in saving their lives.
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