Govt asked to issue red alert at borders to bar Rifat killers

Rifat killers
Rifat killers

The High Court (HC) on Thursday ordered government to issue red alert at all the borders of the country to prevent escape of people those killed a youth in broad daylight in Barguna.

A High Court division bench comprising justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order.

“The incident is very sad. Tell inspector general of police to issue red alert at borders, so that they (killers) cannot cross the borders,” the court told deputy attorney general Abdullah-Al-Mahmud Bashar.

“A man was hacked to death in broad daylight on the street. None but his wife came forward to stop the killers. They were making videos, but did not come forward. It is the failure of people. None protested. If five had come forward, killers would not get such guts,” the court observed.

The court came up with the observations as Supreme Court lawyer Ruhul Quddus Kazal drew court’s attention to this barbaric incident that took place on 26 June.

The court also asked the state counsel to inform it the government steps taken after that incident.

The deputy attorney general then said already an accused have been detained and operation is going on to arrest the rest.