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Meeting with Bashundhara MD irks senior CRAB members

Meeting with Bashundhara MD irks senior CRAB members

CRAB advisory panel formulates new guidelines for its members

The advisory panel of the Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) has sat with its executive committee following massive criticism after some members met with the Bashundhara Group managing director, accused in a case filed over the suicide of a college student.

Several CRAB members, including its president, have said that the incident had tarnished the image of the organization, which has members who have exposed different crime-related issues and paved the way for victims to come by justice.

As many as 10 CRAB members, including its General Secretary Alauddin Arif and Vice-President Nitya Gopal Tutu met with Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir on June 2. They also issued a press release and shared a photo on social media that sparked widespread criticism.

At the meeting, Anvir urged all, including media personnel, to speak out against women trafficking and drugs, according to, a media outlet owned by Bashundhara Group’s concern East-West Media Group.

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