Global human rights watchdog Amnesty International expressed concern over the Police’s appeal to the court seeking closure of investigation of the Kalpana Chakma abduction.
Amnesty through a statement published Monday said that such prayer to the court seeking ‘closure of Kalpana Chakma investigation is the final nail in the coffin of justice’.
Kalpana Chakma, an indigenous and women rights activist was abducted from her village home at New Lalyaghona village in Baghaichari upazila of Rangamati, just hours before polling to the seventh national elections on June 12, 1996.
Through the statement Amnesty International urged the government to ensure that the investigation into Kalpana Chakma’s disappearance is continued, and those suspected of being involved in abduction are held to account.
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The statement also said, “Amnesty International is dismayed by the Bangladeshi authorities’ failure to ensure justice for Kalpana’s family and to hold to bring those to dock who were suspected of being involved in the enforced disappearance. This failure to shed light on what happened to Kalpana is deeply disappointing.”
Kalindi Kumar Chakma, brother of Kalpana, also an eye witness of the abduction, alleged that army official Lieutenant Ferdous along with the help of Village Defence Police (VDP) members Nurul Haque and Salah Ahmed, abducted Kalpana.
Later, Kalindi filed a case and Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) has been providing legal help to him.