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Magistrate to probe councillor Akramul’s death

Amirul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-06-02 4:11:50 PM     ||     Updated: 2018-06-02 7:19:20 PM
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

Staff Correspondent: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said a magistrate will investigate the death of slain Teknaf municipality councillor Akramul Haque.

The responsible person or persons will be brought to justice if the magistrate finds any ill-motive behind the death of the municipality councilor, Asaduzzaman said.

The minister made the assertion while addressing a press conference at his Dhanmondi residence in the capital on Saturday.

Akramul was killed in a “gunfight” between Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-7 and drug dealers in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar on May 26. Later at a press conference, the elite force claimed that Akramul was a top drug dealer and an accused in drug case filed with Teknaf police station.

On May 31, Akramul’s wife released an audio clip regarding the death of her husband at a press conference.

Terming it a planned killing, she demanded judicial probe into the incident and urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to ensure justice for “the killing of one of her dedicated supporters".

About the audio clip handed over to reporters by Akramul’s wife, the minister said there was no official information about it.

“The audio was not submitted to us officially, we will look into the audio and act accordingly,” the home minister added.

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