Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan talks to newsmen at the secretariat on 6 October 2020
Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan talks to newsmen at the secretariat on 6 October 2020UNB

Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday said legal action will be taken soon against the criminals involved in stripping and molesting a woman in Noakhali, reports news agency UNB.

“The criminals await immediate legal action,” said the minister while talking to newsmen at the secretariat.

Describing the incident as a heinous act, he said, “We’ve swung into action as soon as we received the information. Almost all the culprits have already been arrested.”

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The minister further said all the culprits behind the rape incident at MC College in Sylhet have been arrested by law enforcement agencies.

Flawless investigation reports will be submitted both in the Noakhali and MC College cases so that the accused get the toughest punishment, said Asaduzzaman.

We take action whenever we get information. Victims often don’t want to report such incidents. Even then law enforcers have taken action immediately after receiving information
Asaduzzaman Khan, Home minister

Asked why action has been taken one month after the incident, the minister said, “We take action whenever we get information. Victims often don’t want to report such incidents. Even then law enforcers have taken action immediately after receiving information.”

He said justice is being ensured in every case.

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In Begumganj upazila of Noakhali, a group of young men tortured a housewife after stripping her and filmed the incident, sending a shock wave throughout the country.

The victim filed two cases 33 days after the incident accusing nine people on Sunday.

One case was filed under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act another under the Pornography Control Act.