'Nagarik Samaj', a citizens platform, staged a protest rally against police violence. They demanded the withdrawal of the two 'fictitious cases' filed against Limon Hossain, who lost his left leg after he was shot by RAB . 8 July 2011
Citizen’s protest against police (RAB) violence in Bangladesh; Dhaka, July 8, 2011 — 'Nagarik Samaj', a citizens' platform staging protest rally in front of the National Museum in Dhaka on Friday. They have demanded immediate withdrawal of the two 'fictitious cases' filed against Limon Hossain, who has had his left leg amputated after being shot by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). They also demanded punishment of RAB members involved in the shooting and compensation to Limon for his injuries and harassment.
The Nagarik Samaj, was formed by professionals, teachers, students, cultural activists, workers and members of different sections of the society. This rally held every Friday from 4-5pm at the same place for a month and will be continued once a month until the demands are met.
Media reports said, A RAB team shot Limon of Jamaddarhat in Rajapur Upazila of Jhalakati, in his leg on Mar 23, less than a fortnight before his Higher Secondary Certificate examinations were to begin.
RAB on the same day filed two cases against the teenager under the Arms Act and another for obstructing government duty and making attempts to murder and injure RAB personnel.
Police submitted a charge-sheet against him in the case under the Arms Act and the Juvenile Crimes Act. The RAB, Police, military and government high-ups tried to cover up the incident and indict Limon amid widespread public protest. The hairman of the National Human Rights Commission Mizanur Rahman also hoped earlier that Limon would get justice.