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Thakurgaon BGB firing: Court dismisses 3 complaints

  • Published at 12:16 am April 12th, 2019
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Locals protesting over BGB-Bahrampur villagers clash in Haripur upazila, Thakurgaon on Friday; February 15, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Thakurgaon Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Arifur Rahman issued the dismissal order on Thursday

A Thakurgaon court has dismissed three complaints filed by the families of three villagers killed during a clash between alleged cattle smugglers and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on February 12.

Thakurgaon Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Arifur Rahman issued the dismissal order on Thursday, said the plaintiffs' lawyer Nurul Islam.

He added that they will appeal to the High Court against the ruling. 

Earlier on February 24, Thakurgaon Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Farhana Khan took the complaints into cognisance.

The families of the three victims had lodged complaints mentioning the names of seven BGB men, including the commander of BGB Battalion 50, Lieutenant Colonel Tuhin Md Masud, and some other unidentified persons on February 20. 

On February 12, three people, including a child, were killed and at least 16 others injured after BGB members opened fire during what the paramilitary force claimed was a clash with cattle smugglers. The incident took place at Bahrampur village in Thakurgaon’s Haripur upazila.

The deceased are Joynal, 12, Nabab, 35, and Sadek, 45, from Ruhia village.

On February 14, the BGB filed two cases with Haripur police against more than 250 villagers over the clash.