The ‘politicide’: dissenting Journos, politicians may be killed


Given that as many as long 18 days have elapsed after the most sensational 11 murders allegedly committed by RAB officials in complicity with a section of police officials, civil administration, alleged notorious godfather and underworld hoodlums in Narayanganj, and a rather nonchalant government’s lackadaisical, cavalier dilly-dallying attitude towards bringing the three RAB officers to book—chances are, citizens including independent, dissenting journalists, political leaders/workers may be picked up in broad daylight or at night from anywhere.
Some four years ago veteran columnist and newspaper editor the late A B M Musa expressed in unambiguous terms that he was apprehensive of being a victim of enforced disappearance or abduction and murder. So did many others. As enforced disappearances, abductions and killings are pervasive, so the mass psyche is now gripped by the constant dread of being kidnapped anytime anywhere. And the Bengali daily Amar Desh editor Mahmudur Rahman, a prisoner of conscience, has been languishing in jail for the last one year; and Sagar-Runi journo couple murder case is still in limbo after three years because this regime does not want to probe.
Prevaricating with a cunning stratagem of mendacity as a malevolent goal of politicking not only goes amiss to serve any damn purpose; machination often backfires. In the most monstrous abduction and cold-blooded murder in the country’s crime history of as many as 11 persons by the three much vaunted RAB elite force officers and their subordinate personnel said to be for Taka 6 crore.

Source: The Holiday