Law, order better than in past: Sahara
Home Minister Sahara Khatun claimed yesterday that the country's law and order situation is now better than any other time in the past.
Sahara's claim followed the killings of two university students, and a ward commissioner and a rice trader in Dhaka in last one week.
She was speaking to reporters after presiding over a law and order meeting ahead of the Ekushey February at the ministry.
"We have been able to maintain a relatively better law and order situation than any other governments in the past. We are committed to maintain that also in future," she said, urging cooperation of all in this regard.
The home minister warned that action would be taken against the law enforcers if they are found guilty of negligence during the Monday night's clashes at Rajshahi University, which left one student killed.
A student of Dhaka University was killed on February 3 in an internal clash between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of ruling Awami League.
"The members of law enforcement agencies will have to face serious consequences if they don't carry out orders and fail to play their due role," she warned.
Asked whether the killers were identified, the home minister said investigation is underway which will reveal everything.
"The police chief is in Rajshahi while state minister for home is also going there," she informed the journalists.
Sahara said 42 people were arrested so far in connection with the RU violence and the killing.
Several students are still missing, she said, adding that the situation of RU is now under total control.