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HC orders to pay Tk 5 lakh to Banshkhali victims

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:47 PM, 4 May 2021   Updated: 03:47 PM, 4 May 2021

High Court; File Photo

High Court; File Photo

The High Court today has ordered to pay Tk 5 lakh to the families of five killed in a clash between police and workers of a coal-fired power plant in Banshkhali upazila in Chattogram. At the same time, the court issued a rule asking why a “judicial inquiry would not be ordered” into the incident.

The High Court bench headed by Justice M Enayetur Rahim passed the order on Tuesday.

On April 17, five people were killed in a clash between police and workers at a coal-fired power plant in West Baraghona of Gandamara UP in Banshkhali. Many workers were injured. Two cases were lodged with the Banshkhali police station.

In this, at first, a rights group Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) filed a writ. At the same time, another writ was filed by five rights groups, demanding a judicial inquiry into the killing of six workers and various directions including compensation.

On May 2, the relevant virtual bench of the High Court fixed Tuesday for the hearing of the two writ petitions. In its continuation, the matter comes on the agenda for hearing today.

The five rights groups that filed the writ petitions are – Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA), Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), Nijera Kori, Safety and Rights and the Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD).

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