|Arrest Banshkhali attackers in 7 days: HC
Arrest Banshkhali attackers in 7 days: HC
The High Court on Sunday directed the authorities concerned to arrest in seven days those attacked the minority communities in Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong, reports UNB.
The court also asked the deputy commissioner of Chittagong to reconstruct the damaged houses and temples of the minorities within the next 60 days and ensure overall security in the areas.
An HC bench comprising Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Mahmudul Haque also issued a rule upon the government to explain in 10 days as to why it should not be directed to take action against the culprits under the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The home secretary, the inspector general of police, the DC and the police super of Chittagong, and the UNO and police inspector of Banshkhali were made respondents to the rule.
The HC bench also directed the Attorney General office to submit a report within March 14 on the steps taken by the administration in this regard.
The order and rule came after Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Subrata Chowdhury brought to the notice of the court some reports published in various newspapers on the attacks.
The houses and temples of the religious minority communities were vandalised and torched allegedly by Jamaat-Shibir men after the International Crimes Tribunal-1 sentenced Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee to death for his crimes committed against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.