'Do not pay heed to any rumours. Do not take the law into your own hands, without knowing the facts. If in doubt, inform the law enforcement by calling 999'
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said no exceptions will be made for those involved in mob lynching, and spreading of rumours on the social media.
The minister issued the warning while speaking at a press conference at his office in the secretariat on Tuesday.
“We are not sitting idle. Our law enforcers are working to take legal action against those involved with mob beating by examining the footage of incidents.”
The press briefing also informed that, till now 6 people have died, while more than 10 others were injured, in incidents related to mob lynching. It also said, 9 cases have been filed so far, and 81 people were arrested across the country regarding these incidents.
“In such cases, if a hundred people are involved, the punishment will be the same. They will be brought to book if they were involved with the lynching. They will be punished as per the country’s law,” he added.
“We are trying to identify those involved with the lynching of a woman in Dhaka’s Badda area by examining the video footage. Meanwhile, some people have already been detained after they were identified from the footage,” the home minister added.
“Do not pay heed to any rumours. Do not take the law into your own hands, without knowing the facts. If in doubt, inform law enforcement by calling 999,” he said to the countrymen.
He also said that the media will play a vital role to prevent such incidents from occurring again.