PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION (PIL)

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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 4152 of 2009
Date of filing: 2009/06/18
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Petitioners
  1. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)
  2. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
  3. KarmojibiNari
Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. IGP, Dhaka
  3. DG, RAB
Facts

BLAST, along with other human rights organizations, filed a writ petition challenging deaths at the hands of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the name of ‘crossfire’ or ‘encounters’.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 29/06/2009


Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to explain within four weeks why extra-judicial killings in ‘crossfire’ or ‘encounters’ by law enforcement agencies should not be declared illegal and why departmental and criminal proceedings should not be initiated against those responsible for such killings.

Justices

Mr. Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain

Mr. Justice Quamrul Islam Siddiqui



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Life,
Safeguards on Arrest,
Freedom from torture,
Access to Justice,
Accountability and Institutional Reform
Keywords
Extra Judicial Killing
Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 31, 32 and 35;

Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898;

Convention against Torture and other Cruel,  Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), 1984





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 4152 of 2009
Date of filing: 2009/06/18

Petitioners
  1. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)
  2. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
  3. KarmojibiNari
Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. IGP, Dhaka
  3. DG, RAB
Facts

BLAST, along with other human rights organizations, filed a writ petition challenging deaths at the hands of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the name of ‘crossfire’ or ‘encounters’.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 29/06/2009:
Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the respondents to explain within four weeks why extra-judicial killings in ‘crossfire’ or ‘encounters’ by law enforcement agencies should not be declared illegal and why departmental and criminal proceedings should not be initiated against those responsible for such killings.

Justices

Mr. Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain,  

Mr. Justice Quamrul Islam Siddiqui



Reference

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

Keywords
Extra Judicial Killing

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 31, 32 and 35;

Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898;

Convention against Torture and other Cruel,  Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), 1984


Related Proceedings
Criminal Miscellaneous Case No. 24727 of 2009
Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45