- March 21, 2018
Arrestees were picked up from Buet, Dhaka University and Shahbagh areas
Police arrested at least 40 people from city’s Buet, Dhaka University and Shahbagh areas on Friday suspecting they could “further invigorate anarchy” centring their demand for the cancellation of 34th BCS preliminary test results and demolition of the provision for quota.
Among the arrestees, eight were picked up from the campus of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), three others from the Shaheed Minar premises, and at least 15-16 from Shahbagh.
Local AL leaders and activists are blaming each other for the crimes
A shadow of fear casts over Naryanganj, with murders and disappearances of members of the local factions of the ruling Awami League.
Local AL leaders and activists are blaming each other for the crimes.
The tension began after the murder of Tanvir Mohammad Tawki, 17, an A-level student who went missing on March 6 and was later found dead by the police from Shitalakhya’s banks.
The couple were locked in a quarrel over family issues and then got into a physical fight
A businessman was allegedly killed by his wife at his residence in Chittagong city’s Bakalia area on Thursday over a family dispute.
Police said the deceased was Aiyub Chowdhury, 51, a shoe trader, from Patiya upazila of the district.
The warning came from a human chain programme, organised by the Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ)
Journalist leaders on Friday (today) warned of a tougher movement after Eid-ul-Fitr for arrest of the killers of journalist couple Sagor-Runi as they remained at large after a long time of the incident.
The warning came from a human chain programme, organised by the Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ), demanding arrest of the killers of the journalist couple in front of the National Press Club here.
The Rab investigation wing claims that they would have breakthrough when they get the DNA report on the seven other suspects
The investigation into the killing of journalist couple Sagar-Runi has stalled as Rab is yet to get the final reports on the DNA samples it sent to a US laboratory.
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), now the investigating agency on the case, has not made known a timeframe during which the reports would be available. It has also not confirmed what the motive was for the killings.
Seized hilsha were to be smuggled to India
Police has seized 1,000kg of hilsha from Bakal Bridge area of Satkhira sadar upazila on Thursday. Two people were arrested in the drive. The estimated price of the seized hilsha was Tk500,000.
Satkhira sadar police station officials said a group of smugglers was going to the border by a mini truck laden with 120 boxes of hilsha at dawn on Thursday. On information, police operated the drive and seized the hilsha. Police arrested the driver of the mini truck Abdus Selim, of Liklapur village, Rupsha upazila, Khulna and Soharab Hossain, of the same village.
2 separate cases filed
Police in two separate drives in Chittagong seized an AK-22 automatic rifle and a light gun (LG), and nabbed a man who claimed to be a Chhatra League activist Wednesday night and early Thursday respectively.
At a press conference, Commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) Md Shafiqul Islam said Karnaphuli police, on suspicion, traced a man carrying a school bag at the city’s Moijjartek area at around 9:30pm when he got off a bus from Cox’s Bazaar.
Three foreign made pistols were also recovered
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)-10 personnel arrested three arms peddlers in the capital at noon on Thursday.
The law enforcers also recovered three foreign made pistols and 90 rounds of bullets from their possession.
Captain Abhishek Ahmed, Rab's legal and media wing deputy director, confirmed this to the Dhaka Tribune.
Victim was previously a Jubo League joint-secretary from Pallabi
Amir Hossain Kanchan, the assistant personal secretary (APS) of Awami League lawmaker Elias Uddin Mollah, was allegedly killed after abduction and torture over a political feud, according to his family members.
There are allegations that untrained people run thousands of drug stores and even prescribe complicated antibiotics to patients
Thousands of drug stores, popularly known as pharmacies, have mushroomed in virtually every corner of the country flouting regulations of the drug administration.
According to regulations set by the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA), no drug store can run without trained and licensed pharmacists.
Although DGDA and the Bangladesh Chemist and Druggist Samity do not have any definitive statistic, but rough estimates suggest that currently there more than 300,000 drug stores in the country.
The court acquitted Jahanara Begum, aunt of the victim, founding her not guilty
A trial court sentenced five for life term imprisonment in Liton murder case in Agoiljhara upazila in Barisal yesterday.
The convicts are Alauddin Haoladar, uncle of the victim, and cousins of the victim, Mithu Haoladar, Mizan Haoladar, Tarikul Islam Shiplu, and Tutul Haoladar. The court also fined them Tk 5,000 each, failing which they have to suffer three months more in rigorous imprisonment.
Judge Iftekher Hossain said Azad committed a grave offence by issuing threat before the court
An additional secretary (OSD) of the public administration ministry threatened to kill a lawyer, putting a firearm to his head during the proceeding of a civil case in a court in Dhaka Wednesday.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Dhaka, Iftekher Hossain, said the hearing on a civil case was going on at his court, and Azad appeared for the plaintiff by power of attorney, UNB reported.
At one stage of the proceeding, Syed Ahmed Mostafa Rana, lawyer for the accused, sought 30 days to submit necessary certified copies of the case to the court.
They were arrested in connection with a gun attack that left a garment worker killed and several others injured
Police arrested 22 men of Swechchhasebak League, an associated organisation of the Awami League, with illegal arms and ammunitions from the capital’s Badda early yesterday.
They were arrested in connection with a gun attack that left a garment worker killed and several others injured.
Police recovered three pistols, nine live bullets and four magazines from their possessions at around 2:00am at Merul Badda, said Sub-inspector Faizur Rahman of Badda Police Station.
Three of four kidnappers detained
Police yesterday rescued a schoolboy from Comilla who had been kidnapped from Chittagong city’s Uttar Kattali area two days ago.
Police also detained three kidnappers named Mir Altaf, 35, Nurnabi Hossain, 34, and Belal Uddin, 38, from Comilla while the leader of the racket Shahid fled, said police.
Abdur Razzak, officer-in-charge of Akbar Shah police station, said the six-year-old boy, Meheraj Hasan, was kidnapped by the four kidnappers on his way to home from his school on Monday.
Mother married again after father's death and son got angry
Netrakona Additional District and Session Judge Md Abdul Hamid sentenced one person to life term imprisonment and fined taka 20 thousand default to two years more imprisonment Wednesday, for killing his mother.
The convict person was Ziaur Rahaman, of village Khila under Atpara upazila in Netrakona.
Malaka Khatun, 40, mother of Ziaur was willing to marry another person after the death of her husband late Chand Fakir. Ziaur became angry and on October 31 in 1998 killed his mother with a sharp weapon.
3,600 people, including airline crews, were held in three years
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has become a hub for smuggling and illegal trading, all thanks to crooked airline and security officials and various smuggling rings.
Precious metals such as gold and diamonds, foreign currencies, drugs, and other illegal items are smuggled frequently through the airport.
The victim was pushed out of a speeding white microbus
The assistant personal secretary of Awami League lawmaker Elias Uddin Mollah died Tuesday night, nearly four hours after he was pushed out of a microbus at Dainik Bangla intersection in the capital.
Md Amir Hossain Kanchan, 42, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital at 10:30pm. A pedestrian, Shariful Islam, brought Kanchan to Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital. Later he was referred to DMCH.
Sharif said he saw Kanchan was pushed out of a speeding white microbus at 6:30pm and heard him screaming for help.
Residential hotels in Gazipur allegedly run illegal rackets with support from law enforcers
Almost all residential hotels in Gazipur allegedly run illegal prostitution rackets with the support of law enforcers who, according to locals, conduct raids at these establishments only as an “eyewash.” Meanwhile, a recent intelligence report has termed the activity as a key cause behind the rise of crime in the area.
Unidentified gunmen opened fire at workers who were on their way to a rally
A garment worker died and a couple of others suffered bullet wounds on Tuesday at the city’s Merul Badda after unidentified gunmen opened fire at workers who were on their way to a rally.
In a separate incident, at least 20 were left injured as the workers clashed with police at the city’s Rampura and Malibagh area.
The clash started at around 2:30pm at Rampura after the workers had put road blocks between Chowdhurypara to Rampura Bridge. They went on a rampage, vandalising scores of vehicles, factories and offices.
Illegal blood bank sealed off in capital, six jailed
Even though the name is Quality Blood Bank Centre, the organisation in the capital’s Maghbazar had been running the business illegally for the last couple of years until yesterday, when a mobile court busted it.
A mobile court of the Dhaka district administration conducted a raid in the afternoon and sealed it off. The magistrate also sentenced its four owners and employees to two years in prison.
The convicts are identified as owners Dulal Miah, 35, Zahirul Islam, 25, and Motaleb Ali, 60, and its technologist Motaleb Hossain, 25.