Published :Friday, 24 July, 2015, Time : 12:00 AM View Count : 17
Police will submit charge sheet in the sensational killing of 13-year-old Samiul Alam Rajon by Monday and the killers will be tried in a speedy trial tribunal, Law Minister Anisul Huq said on Thursday. "I've talked to the Home Minister. He has assured me that the charge sheet will be filed within the next three-four days," he told journalists at the Judicial Administration Training Institute in Dhaka. "We are making sure that Rajon's murder trial is done swiftly and the killers get exemplary punishment as ordered by the Prime Minister," he said after attending a function on inaugural of a two-month training course for the newly-appointed assistant judges. He added that the case would be fast-tracked once charges are pressed and the government would make sure that the trial is completed quickly. On July 8, 13-year-old boy Sheikh Samiul Alam Rajon, son of Sheikh Azizur Rahman of Badeali village in Sadar upazila of Sylhet, was tortured to death on a charge of theft at Sundar Ali Market in Kumargaon area of Sylhet city. The killers themselves took the video footage of the incident and uploaded it on the internet which triggered a widespread outcry. Until Thursday noon, a total of 12 people including four who have been accused in the murder case have been held. All those men were apprehended by the locals. The Law Minister said the government would ensure exemplary punishment to the people who were involved in the killing of Rajon so that nobody dares to commit such offence in future. Replying to a question, Anisul Huq said no special privileges would be given to the government service holders by formulating law. "The government is going to formulate a law incorporating a provision that its approval will be needed for arresting a government service holder before a charge sheet is submitted," he said. It is because then the government could take departmental action against a service holder if he or she commits any departmental offence, he added. The Law Minister also said government approval would not be needed for the arrest of a public servant if he or she commits any criminal offence. The Cabinet at its weekly meeting on July 13 approved the draft of the law, styled "Public Service Act, 2015". It has drafted a law making it mandatory for the law enforcers to seek prior permission from the government for arresting a public servant before the charge sheet is accepted.