Shamsul says lawmen not involved in Rafiqul murderStaff Correspondent
The state minister for home affairs, Shamsul Haque, on Tuesday termed baseless the allegation that law enforcement agencies were behind the killing of a Bangladesh Nationalist Party local leader, whose handcuffed body was found on Saturday.
The allegation is baseless and unwarranted and some quarter is campaigning to embarrass the lawmen, Shamsul told reporters at his office when his attention was drawn to the allegation raised by the family of the slain BNP leader Rafiqul Islam Majumder.
The handcuffed body of Rafiqul, who was secretary of BNP’s ward 56 unit in Dhaka, was recovered at Kumarkhali upazila in Kushtia a few hours after he had allegedly been picked up by a group of the Rapid Action Battalion personnel from Sailkupa in Jhenaidah on January 5.
‘The matter is under investigation…The agencies concerned will also look into the allegations made by the victim’s family,’ Shamsul said after presiding over a meeting to review the annual development programmes under the home ministry.
He said all the incidents of killing were being investigated and the killers were being brought to justice.
Rafiqul was made secretary of the ward BNP after the alleged enforced disappearance of former Dhaka City Corporation councillor Chowdhury Alam, also the then ward 56 unit BNP president, who went missing on June 25, 2010.
Rafiqul’s brother-in-law Saidur Rahman said about seven persons in RAB uniforms picked up the victim. The family alleged that the RAB-6 men picked Rafiqul up from his father-in-law’s house at Anandanager village of Sailkupa.
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