No wrongdoer of RAB-Police exempted from punishment: Home Minister

Samakal Correspondent

02 Oct 2022 16:28 PM

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that the government is not exempting anyone from RAB or police if they commit wrongdoing.

He said, “The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) is always under reformation. Many of them are in prison for committing crimes. Not only RAB, but also police members are in jail. RAB reforms are always ongoing. If we get any complaint we are rectifying it.”

He said these things in response to journalists' questions after the release of Bangladesh's first research report on human trafficking at a hotel in the capital on Sunday afternoon.

In response to the question of what the government is doing in the field of RAB reform and accountability, the Home Minister said, “You see, when RAB was created, they were also trained by the USA. So we think if there's anything wrong with Rab...in prison. Whoever commits the wrongdoing, the RAB or the police commit a punishable offence, and no one goes unpunished. Many police and RAB members are in jail. We are not exempting anyone.”

Kamal said they are always reforming what is being said about reforms. They are modernizing everything what is needed. 

He also said that legal action will be taken against those who commit crimes. 

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