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Writ seeks judicial inquiry into Banskhali shooting

  • Published at 05:09 pm April 22nd, 2021
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Workers crowd on the premises of an under-construction coal-power plant of S Alam Group in Banshkhali where five workers were killed in a clash with police on Saturday, April 17, 2021 Collected

The writ also sought compensation of Tk3 crore to the families of the deceased and of Tk2 crore to the families of the wounded


A writ was filed with the High Court on Thursday seeking judicial inquiry into the death of five workers of a coal-based power plant of S Alam Group in police firing in Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong. 

 Advocate Syeda Nasreen filed the writ petition on behalf of the human rights organization Ain o Salish Kendra. 

The writ also sought compensation of Tk3 crore to the families of the deceased and of Tk2 crore to the families of the wounded. 

While talking to the media, Nasreen said that the High Court bench headed by Justice M Enayetur Rahim could hear the writ petition next week. 

Earlier on April 18, a legal notice was sent by the human right organisation to take necessary actions against those involved in the incident. 

Home, law, industries and commerce secretaries, inspector general of police, among others, were made respondents to the notice. 


Also Read - Another victim of Banshkhali coal plant clash dies in Chittagong hospital


Nasreen said that the writ was filed as there was no reply of the legal notice. 

On April 17, five workers of a coal-based power plant of S Alam Group were shot to death and 25 others injured in a clash between police and workers over payment of their dues in Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong district. 

The victims were identified as Ahmed Reza, Rony Hossain, Shuvho, Mohammad Rahat and Mohammad Raihan. 

 Another worker, who sustained bullet injuries during the clash died at Chittagong Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday, raising the death toll to six. 

 Two cases have been filed against over 2,500 people in connection with the incident. 

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