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Mistakes can occur during anti-narcotics raids: Quader

Sayeed Muhammad: In his reaction over the ongoing nationwide anti-drug crackdown, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said one or two mistakes can occur during the raids, reports The Daily Star.
When asked whether the death of Teknaf municipal councillor Akramul Haque in crossfire has put the ongoing drives in question, Quader answered in the negative saying, “Not at all.”
Quader, who is also the Awami League general secretary, said one mistake or two can happen during this kind of drives…. I do not know whether an innocent person has been killed. The matter can be cleared only after investigation. Nothing can be said before investigation.”
Quader made the comment while replying to a query from reporters after he inaugurated a transport service “Dolanchapa” for females at Bangabandhu International Convention Center in Dhaka yesterday.
The minister further said the prime minister herself gave instruction if any innocent person is harassed during these anti-narcotics drives, the responsible persons will not be spared.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) claimed that the public representative died during a “gunfight” between the elite force and drug dealers in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar on May 27.

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