The High Court has given the government and Rapid Action Battalion 48 hours to
explain the shooting and killing of two brothers in Madaripur, asking why the
deaths should not be ruled extra-judicial.
Brothers Lutfor Khalashi, 40,
and Khairul Khalashi, 38, both alleged to be extremists, were killed in what RAB
said was "an exchange of gunfire" in Madaripur early on Monday.
deaths were reported just 36 hours after family members voiced fears that the
two might be killed in custody.
The bench of justices AFM Abdur Rahman
and Imdadul Haque Azad issued a suo moto rule on the home secretary, director
general of RAB and two others on Tuesday following media accounts of the deaths.