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Giving up Robbery

‘All but murder, rape cases to be dropped’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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‘All but murder, rape cases to be dropped’

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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Monday said all lawsuits except murder and rape cases will be withdrawn if robbers return to normal life, giving up their illegal activities. 

However, he said strict action will be taken against those who will go back to robbery.

The minister made the statement while addressing a function of Rapid Action Batellion (RAB) on the occasion of ‘Bandit-free Sundarbans Day’ at Rampal in Bagerhat.

He said “All your cases except murder and rape will be withdrawn. Guidance has already been given on the matter. The process is a little bit slow. But, please don’t worry. If anyone returns to robbery, strict action will be taken against them.”

Kamal said that a permanent camp of RAB is being set up in the Sundarbans. The Sundarbans will not be allowed to return to its previous state.

“We are providing all kinds of assistance for those who have surrendered and returned to normal life. This support will continue in the future,” said the minister.

“However, if anyone thinks they will go back to their previous profession, they will not be given any of the facilities. Our law enforcement agencies, especially the RAB, are keeping a close watch on this matter,” he added. 

On the occasion, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed said, “We have nothing to do for the surrendered bandits who are accused in murder and rape cases. We will provide legal assistance to the rest of the cases.”

RAB Director General Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun presided over the function while Khulna City Corporation Mayor Talukdar Abdul Khalek, Home Ministry Standing Committee Chairman M Shamsul Haque Tuku and member Pir Fazlur Rahman, and Khulna-2 MP Sheikh Salahuddin Jewel, among others, were present on the occasion.