BSF man acquitted in Felani revision trial

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    BSF man acquitted in Felani revision trial


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    Star Online Report


    A special West Bengal court of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has upheld its previous verdict that acquitted one of its troopers over the killing of Felani Khatun.

    A BSF General Security Forces court gave the verdict yesterday night after the hearing of the revision trial, our New Delhi correspondent reports.

    “The court has reached the same conclusion as it did in the previous time and acquitted him on the same grounds,” he reports quoting sources inside the BSF.

    However, the latest decision is subject to revision and approval by an Additional Director General rank officer, also the competent authority, of BSF based in the eastern sector of the country.

    Meanwhile, Felani’s father Nurul Islam told The Daily Star that he will not accept this verdict and demanded international trial over the killing of his daughter, our Kurigram correspondent reports.

    “We have heard of the verdict. We don’t accept it. We don’t want trial in BSF court, we want trial in international court,” he said over the telephone – sobbing all the while.

    Fifteen-year-old Felani Khatun was shot dead by the BSF while she, along with her father, was returning home from India through Anantapur border along Phulbari upazila of Kurigram on January 7, 2011.


    Her dead body was hung from barbwires along the border for hours. A photo of that heart wrenching moment was caught by the media. The incident sparked uproar throughout Bangladesh.

    A special court of the Indian BSF began trial over this incident on August 13, 2013. As an outcome of the proceedings, the lone accused trooper Amiya Ghosh was acquitted of murder charge on September 6, 2013.

    Felani's father appealed to Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh for revision trial in the case. On his appeal, proceedings of the revision trial, held in Cooch Bihar of West Bengal, began from September 22 last year.

    http://www.thedailystar.net/country/felani-killing-bsf-constable-acquitted-revision-trial-too-106951
     
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  3. rockey 71

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    Felani killing verdict is just a show up

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    “Felani verdict was predetermined and just a show up”, said the chief of a human right NGO of India Kiridhi Roy.

    As the organization is taking steps to stop BSF’s border killing, they are thinking to go ahead with the Felani case.

    Kurigram Zilla public prosecutor Abraham Lincoln informed that probably the case was on the same Justices as it was before. So their verdict was the same to prove that they were not wrong before.

    He also said, “ By this, a disciplined organization like BSF took the whole blame and part of it goes to the state too.”

    - See more at: http://www.bd24live.com/article/10702/index.html#sthash.tnawNU1I.dpuf
     
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    Felani killing: Amnesty India to challenge acquittal of BSF man

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    An official of the Amnesty India shows the draft of their arguments on which they will file the petition challenging the acquittal of the BSF man in Felani killing. Photo: STAR

    Star Online Report
    • Amnesty India says it will move to the Supreme Court with Felani killing on humanitarian grounds
    • It will file a writ petition on July 13
    • A special court of BSF began trial on August 13, 2013 and lone accused trooper Amiya Ghosh was acquitted of murder charge on September 6, 2013


    Amnesty India will move to the Indian Supreme Court challenging acquittal of a Border Security Force (BSF) man in Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun killing case.

    Indian human rights body has said it will file a petition as public interest litigation with apex court of the country on July 13.

    Amnesty India Secretary Sushanto Sarker said, “We will move to the Supreme Court very soon.”

    The Felani murder is a very grievous incident and it cannot be Indian culture. The body of Felani remained hung on the border wires for hours, and it is a severe violation of human rights, reports our Kolkata correspondent quoting Sushanto.

    “We are taking it to the honourable justice of the Indian Supreme Court on humanitarian grounds. Hopefully, our efforts will be successful.”

    Fifteen-year-old Felani Khatun was shot dead by a BSF man while she, along with her father, was returning home from India through Anantapur border in Phulbari upazila of Kurigram on January 7, 2011.

    Her dead body was hung from barbwires along the border for hours. A photo of that heart wrenching moment was caught by the media. The killing drew widespread attention and huge flak from all over the world.

    A special court of the Indian BSF began trial over this incident on August 13, 2013. As an outcome of the proceedings, the lone accused trooper Amiya Ghosh was acquitted of murder charge on September 6, 2013.

    Felani's father appealed to Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh for revision trial in the case. On his appeal, proceedings of the revision trial, held in Cooch Bihar of West Bengal, began from September 22 last year.

    On July 2, a special West Bengal court of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has upheld its previous verdict after the hearing of the revision trial.

    “The court has reached the same conclusion as it did in the previous time and acquitted him on the same grounds,” our New Delhi correspondent reported quoting sources inside the BSF.

    However, the latest decision is subject to revision and approval by an Additional Director General rank officer, also the competent authority, of BSF based in the eastern sector of the country.

    http://www.thedailystar.net/country/amnesty-india-take-felani-killing-case-sc-109492
     
  5. jackprince

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    "while she, along with her father, was returning home from India through Anantapur border in Phulbari upazila of Kurigram on January 7, 2011." Just how innocuous an activity, a daily stroll is it?

    They were climbing a barbed wire fence between two countries crossing into no man's land when they were shot from a distance. It was unfortunate that she died, but the personnel had no way of knowing from distance that she was a child. It is the duty of the BSF to shoot anybody jumping border fence and he did his job. Sorry for the death of the child, but good job BSF at least once. They need to be this much active every time, and shoot all the bast^rds that jump border fence. The son of a bitch crying foul should not have crossed the border illegally with his daughter at the first place.

    Amnesty India is same as greenpeace India, ass-lickers of west and ready to sell off national interest to the highest bidder. Traitors all of them. But, who gives a f^ck? It is an effort to demoralise the force so that they remain less effective at the border.
     
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    So what is Amnesty International or Green-piss trying to say? That it is ok to go on a stroll and climb the barbed wire, ignoring that they are crossing the international border illegally? It is like Amnesty International or Green-piss asking people to walk along the railway track ignoring there is an oncoming train.

    Such deaths can be avoided by not crossing the international border and by not climbing the barber wire fence. Respect the border. Very simple.

    WB and Assam are flooded with illegal BD immigrants. At least this BSF jawan is doing his job right. We need to stand by such people. The court's decision is right, even if it appears to be cruel from one angle.
     
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    So according to Amnesty and Bangladeshis, this country is a banana republic where one can cross into at one's discretion without any documents or consequences.

    Motto should be very simple, "You jump we shoot". Death of a child is very sad to say the least but definitely not above the territorial integrity of this country.
     
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    RIP little girl.
    Ontopic- Her father is much more responsible for her death. At the age in which kids are sent to school for studying, he was teaching her to pole vault into India.
     
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    No law anywhere gives a policeman to shoot to kill other than in self-defense. What BSF has been doing is criminal and uncivilized. And quite frankly they do this because our BGB has strict orders not to open fire without authorization from the top. Few years back it wasn't like this. BDR was aggressive and sought to dominate the border. BSF would not misbehave.
     
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    What part of sanctity of a nation do you not understand? BSF has every right to shoot an intruder.

    Because judging by your response, we should open our arms to JEM and LET too and Kargil was an uncivilized act on our part.
     
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    1.We have no interest in Kargil. BSF shooting unarmed civilians is an unacceptable criminal act. No one can defend BSF here.
    2. We can understand BSF is a poorly led massive and unwieldy body. There have been reports of BSF jawans shooting own officers and colleagues. Even local Indian population are fed up with their highhandedness. That BSF is the kingpin of Indo-BD smuggling is well known. We know many jawans have to serve a thousand miles away from home cut off from families. But then cell phones keep them involved in family affairs. That can be frustrating at times.
     
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    What part of sanctity of a nation do you not understand??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
     
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