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Friday, October 17, 2014, Kartik 2, 1421, Zilhajj 21, 1435 Hijr

Locals demand RAB deployment
18 murdered in Comilla in Sept
Masudur Rahman
Publish Date : 2014-10-17,  Publish Time : 19:50,  View Count : 3
COMILLA: As many as 18 people have been murdered in Comilla in a month after the law and order situation in 16 police stations of the district has deteriorated substantially.

According to a police report placed in the District Law and Order Committee meeting on Thursday, more than 600 crimes were committed in September this year.

With Deputy Commissioner Hasanuzzman Kollol in the chair, the meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Magistrate Golamur Rahman, Additional Police Super Jahangir Hossain, Civil Surgeon Dr. Mujibur Rahman, Sadar upazila chairman Principal Abdur Rouf, all TNOs and other officials of the district.

The law and order committee report shows that a total of 603 incidents of crime were recorded in the last month in all 16 police stations.

Out of the incidents, 18 were murder cases, which is up by eight from the previous month of August, 59 women repression cases, six robbery cases, four rape cases, 501 miscelleneous cases including narcotics-related crimes.

But crimes related to violations and eve-teasing were not shown separately in the report though eve-teasing has taken a serious turn in Comilla city.

Parents of school- and college-going girls remain in tension nowadays until the safe return of their daughters. But the law-enforcing agencies, particularly Kotwali police station, is allegedly paying no heed to this crucial issue.

Though the number of crimes is on the rise in the city area, Additional Police Super Jahangir Hossain, claimed at the meeting that the situation in the City area is 'quite normal and good'.

Local people, conscious section of Comilla city and the victims' family members criticised his remarks and demanded deployment of Rapid Action Battalion for improvement of law and order in Comilla district.


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