The word justice is legal word. many of is accquented with this term.but the matter is so sorrow that, less people know the true meaning of justice.This means the maintenance or administation of what is just by law,as a judicial or other proceeding.The matter of consern that,we seek the justice only in favour of injured and we can not think ever that,the accused also should be treated by justice.The justice in favour of accused that, he shall be go through by legal proceeding;he must get the opportunity to hire a lawye;he must get the protection of law; he need right to speak,right to rebuttall the charge which took against him.in a word he should have the right to get the judgement before the open and impartial court. but we see the abominable extrajudicial killing are frequently occurs in our country.extrajudicial killing means the killing of a person by governmental authority or individuals without the sanction of any judicial proceeding. such killing are condemned all over the world by various human right groups such as amnesty international. The UN also regularly monitoring such case. extrajudicial killing are the example of userlation of the rulles of law and a total mockery of the criminal justice system.They said, "if the people continue to be deprived of all judicial proceeding and killed in gunfight and shootouts people raliance and trust to the justice can never be restored".The former president of 'human right of Bangladesh' prof, Mizanur Rahman said,"such killing violate the human right and it is also
unconstitutiinal". if we see the human right convention 1948 article (3) provides, everyone has the right of life,liberty and protection from physical harm. (10) everyone has the right to get the judgement by open and impartial court or tribunal.Bangladesh constitution also provides in article (35)(3) every person accused of a criminal offence shall have the right to a speedy and public trial by an independence and impartial court or tribunal established by law. however, if we search about the origin of such heinous killing that appears our mind that,in 1972 the paramilitary group Jatiya Rakkhi Bahini came into force and had become infamous for its extrajudicial killing.Then 2004 there formed Rapid Action Battalion in an elite anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit of bangladesh.This group are open criticised for extrajudicial killing. They often kill any person by crossfire make them accused of drug addictor or drug seller. they use this term "crossfire" as that its a legat process of killing by government. we know that no one above the law and there is a rule that, a person is not offender until his offence has proved by law.any person accused of an offence may not guilty. it may such that he is innocent but he conspired by other. Now we can go to the statistics. Human right watch has accused RAB numerous death in march 2010,The battalion leader claimed 622 death were due to crossfire while some organisation claimed that moreover 1000 extrajudicial killing has happened.according to Dhaka tribune report between January 1 and november 30, 2019 records by human rights 362 people died in crossfire,torture,illness and suicide while the custody of various law enforcement agency. and 2018 it was 466.Bangladesh government claimed that incident of crossfire deaths are the result of law enforcement officers acting in self-defence.but this claims is not true at all. by the investigation report of many organisation it appears that, many person were arrested from their house or their relatives or they were working in their workplace suddenly police arrest them after some days; then dead body of arrested person appears by their family or other. The police easily can make it legal by using the term crossfire.some groups opined that, government legalise extrajudicial killing so that they can defeat the opposition party. someone argues even the member of parliament that,the common people support this killing and the offender deserved this as they murder. my opinion is that if we can established the justice people perception will be change.our judicial system has many ultra-vires
we see many murderer get free without any punishment and many were far from arrest let alone trial. sometime one single case continue up to 15 years. for this delaying and erroneous legal proceeding people are bored that's why they support extrajudicial killing.
writer: israfile roni
student of law, university of chittagong.