The High Court has issued a rule asking officials concerned to explain in eight weeks as to why it should not give directive to form a commission to probe the recent violence in Rangamati’s Langadu upazila.
The bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah issued the rule on Monday after hearing a petition filed last week.
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The court also asked as to why it shall not pass an order to determine the extent of damage caused by the violence in June, reports BSS.
The cabinet secretary, law secretary, home affairs secretary, Chittagong Hill Tracts affairs secretary and the inspector general of police have been asked to respond.
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Nine people including Supreme Court lawyer Nikolas Chakma had filed the petition on August 17, pleading to initiate judicial investigation over the violence and order for compensation for the victims.
In the morning of June 2, a large group of Bangali settlers torched over 300 homes belonging to indigenous people of the villages of Batiyapara, Tintila and Manikjorchhara at Langadu.
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The blitz attacks took place a day after the mysterious, but brutal death of Nurul Islam Noyon, organising secretary of the Awami Jubo League upazila unit, whose body was found near the Khagrachhari Sadar-Dighinala road.