Shariful Islam | The Daily Star
  • Shariful Islam

  • Arms Smuggling: Just so easy

    In recent years, the country's northwestern border in Chapainawabganj has emerged as a major route for smuggling in arms. It has of late become militants' most preferred point for collecting illegal firearms and explosives. This is the route through which terror outfit “Neo JMB” smuggled in the guns and bombs used in last year's Gulshan café attack. With such chilling information surfacing, Shariful Islam visits the zero line area of Indo-Bangla border in the district to investigate how the illicit trade goes on there so easily.
  • Charge-sheet filing process lacks pace

    Two years have passed since the killing of publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan and the hacking of another publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul and two others, but investigators still cannot say for sure when they will be able to submit charge sheets in the cases.
  • Gold bars

    A band of brothers for gold trafficking

    Three brothers joined arms to conduct a gold smuggling business that spanned across Dhaka, Dubai, Masqat, Kuala Lumpur, Jeddah
  • Fighting a losing battle

    Believe it or not, there are only six officials at the directorate of prisons, which oversees 68 prisons across the country containing around 70,000 inmates.
  • Deported, man remains missing

    A Bangladeshi citizen who along with his family went to Malaysia last year has remained missing since July 19 after Malaysian immigration police deported him for his suspected links with militancy.