Oh yes, the man responsible for bringing a new (and lethal) dimension to the word “crossfire” has been hit - Abdul Aziz Sarkar, the director general of the Rapid Action Battalion,  has been (cross)fired by the head of the caretaker government Iajuddin Ahmed .

Abdul Aziz Sarkar

This grim faced bloke who wouldn’t look out of place at a halloween fancy dress party has presided over hundreds of extra-judicial killings. And ofcourse in Bangladesh the middle classes egged him on swallowing the “crossfire” stories hook, line and sinker.  Old Iajuddin has been told to demonstrate his neutrality by the former opposition, and I guess Mr Sarkar just got caught in the crossfire.