JP MP demands statement from home minister on recent police ‘brutality’

Staff Correspondent

Jatiya Party lawmaker Pir Fazlur Rahman on Thursday demanded the home minister’s ‘statement’ on recent ‘heinous activities’ of the some members of the police forces.
The lawmaker, while speaking on a point of order, mentioned four incidents of police harassment of people and sought the home ministers’ statement ‘on a matter of public importance’ under Rule 300 of the Rules of Procedure of the Parliament.
‘Who are these people among the ranks of policemen? I want to know from the home minister what actions have been taken against those who are carrying out heinous activities and tarnishing the image of policemen,’ Fazlu said.
He also said that exemplary punishment should be meted out to some members of the police who are ‘trying to divert the attention’ of people from the ongoing development of the government projects.
Referring to reports available on different online news portal, the lawmaker said a tea seller at Dhaka’s Mirpur area who suffered burns after being pushed by a police source died while undergoing treatment Thursday afternoon.
Tea vendor Babul Matabbar suffered severe burns as he fell on a kerosene stove after allegedly being pushed by a police source, accompanied by some policemen, who were out to pick him up from his stall on Wednesday night as he refused the pay extortion money.
The lawmaker also pointed at the recent brutality of police on a Bangladesh Bank official, a Dhaka South City Corporation official, and a female student.

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