Jasmine's death: 11 RAB officials withdrawn from field duties
30 March 2023, 08:22 pm | Updated: 07 June 2023, 02:40 pm
Eleven officials of RAB-5, who were involved in the arrest and interrogation of Sultana Jasmine in Naogaon, have been withdrawn from the battalion's Joypurhat camp as well as the field duties.
The officials, including a major and an assistant superintendent of police, were attached to the battalion headquarters in Rajshahi.
Law Minister Anisul Haque said on Thursday (March 30) that the RAB members involved in Jasmin's arrest and interrogation have been 'closed'.
Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director of the legal and media wing of Rapid Action Battalion said "The investigating cell is interrogating the officials involved with the incident. During the investigation, the cell may talk to the officials again and discuss. For this reason, the officials were brought to the battalion headquarters from the Joypurhat camp," he added.
Sultana, a union-level land employee in Naogaon, died under Rab custody at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on March 24. She was detained on March 22.
Rights body Ain o Salish Kendra yesterday called for the formation of a judicial commission to probe into the death of Sultana.
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