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Abductions, Murders In Narayanganj

Abductions, murders in Narayanganj

A People In Panic

The gruesome kidnap and murder of seven persons including Narayanganj City Corporation panel mayor Nazrul Islam last month sent a wave of panic across Bangladesh. In a stunning allegation, Islam's father-in-law said that some Rab men killed him in exchange for Tk 6 crore from Awami League leader Nur Hossain and a few others. While the authorities fired three Rab officers including commanding officer of Rab-11 Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, the family of a businessman claimed that the elite force abducted her husband in Dhaka last month. We cannot really feel a sense of relief unless Rab is thoroughly investigated and reformed.



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Ivy aide knows better about 7-murder: Shamim Osman

Ivy aide knows better about 7-murder: Shamim Osman

Ruling party lawmaker of Narayanganj Shamim Osman suggested quizzing a close aide of Narayanganj Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy to dig out the fact about the grisly abduction and murder of

Godfathers involved: Ivy

Godfathers involved: Ivy

Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy today alleged that godfathers in the city were involved in the gruesome seven-murder. She told this to media after giving her deposition to a

Nur Hossain on 14-day fresh remand

A court in India's West Bengal state yesterday placed Nur Hossain, the prime accused in the multiple murders at Narayanganj, and his two accomplices on a 14-day fresh remand.   After the expiry of their eight days' remand, Nur Hossain along with his aides Sumon Khan and Ohidur Rahman Shamim were produced before the court of the chief judicial magistrate of North 24 Parganas district. After hearing the prosecution yesterday, Chief Judicial Magistrate Sumitra Roy gave the

Confession, finally

Confession, finally

After being on remand for 31 days, sacked Rab official Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad yesterday made confessional statement before a Narayanganj court in connection with the seven-murder in the

Ex-Rab officer Tareque admits link

Ex-Rab officer Tareque admits link

Sacked commanding officer of Rab-11 Tareque Sayeed Mohammad admitted before a Narayanganj court his role in abduction and killing of panel mayor Nazrul Islam and six others. The Rab officer described

India seeks details of Nur Hossain

India seeks details of Nur Hossain

Indian government has sent a note verbal to Bangladesh seeking details about Nur Hossain, the prime accused in seven murders including Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam. State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman

Nur 'confesses' to 7-murder link

Nur 'confesses' to 7-murder link

Nur Hossain has admitted to Kolkata police his involvement in the abduction and gruesome murder of seven people in Narayanganj, reports Ekattor TV in Bangladesh. Meanwhile, the foreign ministry has initiated

Nur Hossain will be brought home

Nur Hossain will be brought home

The government has “started the process” to bring back Nur Hossain, the prime accused in the sensational seven-murder in Narayanganj, who was arrested in Kolkata on Saturday night. “… He [Hossain]

Nur Hossain arrested in Kolkata

Kolkata police late last night arrested Nur Hossain, the prime accused in the seven-murder in Narayanganj, reported several Bangladeshi TV channels. They also arrested two of his aides, Shamim and Rafiq. A team of anti-terror squad, led by Assistant Commissioner of Police Anish Sarker of Bidhannagar, arrested Nur Hossain at a flat in Koikhali near Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata-based journalist Subroto Acharjee, who works for Somoy TV, told The Daily Star. Law enforcers also recovered

Former Rab official Major Arif Hossain yesterday admitted to his involvement in the sensational seven-murder incident in Narayanganj. In a confessional statement before a court yesterday, Arif, who was dismissed from the Bangladesh Army following the
Former Rab official Lt Commander Masud Rana was involved in the killing of seven people, including Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, and dumping their bodies in the Shitalakkhya. This was disclosed in a report submitted to
Arrested former Rab officials Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad and Major Arif Hossain were involved in the seven-murder in Narayanganj, Sub-Inspector Ashraf of court police told a Narayanganj court yesterday. Police produced the two before Chief
The eight-day remand of two former Rab officials in the Narayanganj seven-murder case ended yesterday. Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, ex-commanding officer of Rab-11, and Maj Arif Hossain would be placed before the court today.   Another
Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam and six others were murdered under Kanchpur bridge in Narayanganj, reveal leaked phone conversations allegedly between prime suspect Nur Hossain and a former Rab official. The seven were taken to a
Slain Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam's father-in-law Shahidul Islam yesterday contradicted earlier statements by his other relatives over Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman's role in prime accused Nur Hossain's escape from the country. Speaking at a
Narayanganj city ward councillor Jannatul Ferdous Nila was placed on a three-day remand yesterday hours after she was arrested in a case filed for the murder of one Jewel in 2013. Locals believe Nila was having
The arrest of Shamim Osman is key to cracking the Nazrul murder case, said the victim's family members. They alleged the Awami League lawmaker knew all along about the plan of the abduction and killing of
Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman will possibly be interrogated soon in connection with the Narayanganj seven-murder, said several members of the government probe committee yesterday. Two days after his phone conversation with prime accused Nur Hossain
Following the leak of his phone call with seven-murder accused Nur Hossain, Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman yesterday admitted to making the conversation but claimed the media published it partially. During a briefing at his Gulshan
Following days of dillydallying in arresting ex-Rab officers Lt Col (retd) Tareque Sayeed Mohammad and Major (retd) Arif Hossain, the law enforcers finally accused the duo of involvement in the Narayanganj septuple murder case yesterday,
Police “inefficiency” and failure to arrest the six accused, including Awami League leader and ward councillor Nur Hossain, in the sensational seven-murder case in Narayanganj has now put the victims' families in mounting fear for
  Another case has been filed against Nur Hossain, prime accused in the sensational seven-murder case in Narayanganj, and five of his aides for allegedly killing a schoolboy eight years ago. Kazi Aktaruzzaman, father of victim Tipu
Rab yesterday withdrew its 18 members, including a company commander, from Rab-3 over an allegation of embezzling money seized during the arrest of four persons in the capital's Mugda on May 14. They have been attached
Leaders of Narayanganj District Lawyers' Association yesterday demanded the resignation of the disaster management and relief minister in the interest of a proper investigation into the seven-murder case. As one of the former Rab officers is
Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, one of the three ex-Rab officials arrested for their alleged involvement in the seven murders in Narayanganj, was sued yesterday for abducting two BNP leaders in Comilla. Saiful Islam alias Hiru,
The Shitalakkhya, which had been a lifeline for the residents of Narayanganj for decades, has virtually turned into a dumping ground for bodies in recent years. Bodies are found either floating in the river or
Two ex-Rab officials, allegedly involved in the Narayanganj seven-murder, were placed on a five-day remand yesterday, 10 hours after their arrest. Lt Colonel Tareque Sayeed Mohammad and Major Arif Hossain were arrested under section 54 of
Police early today launched a raid in Dhaka Cantonment area to arrest two of the three Rab officials fired over alleged involvement in Naryanganj seven-murder. Narayanganj police yesterday said they had stepped up their move to
Another day went by without any visible effort to arrest the three sacked Rab officials for their alleged involvement in the gruesome seven-murder in Narayanganj. The inaction against the trio seems mysterious, and people in the
The government is buying time in arresting the three former Rab officials for their alleged involvement in the gruesome seven-murder in Narayanganj, raising questions about the authorities' sincerity in bringing them to book. Many, including the
The three Rab officials, forced into retirement over their alleged complicity in the Narayanganj seven-murder, have not been arrested even three days into the High Court order for their "immediate" arrest. Officials and various law enforcement
The public hearing on the abduction and killing of seven people in Narayanganj didn't get the desired response from locals yesterday, as a deep sense of insecurity prevails among them with the prime suspects still
The High Court yesterday ordered the government to immediately arrest the three Rab officials who were forced to retire for their alleged involvement in the abduction and killing of seven people in Narayanganj. The court asked
With no significant progress in the investigation into the abduction and murder of the seven in Narayanganj, all cops of Fatullah and Siddhirganj police stations and Detective Branch members of the district have been transferred. Mahfuzul
The European Union yesterday expressed deep concern over the recent incidents of abduction, murder, disappearance and extra-judicial killing in Bangladesh, and called for bringing the culprits to justice through proper investigations. EU delegates in Dhaka were
We are supposed to be happy at seeing rapid action taken against the three Rapid Action Battalion officials whose names have surfaced in connection with the gruesome kidnap and murder of seven persons in Narayanganj. But
The police officer probing the murder of seven people in Narayanganj was replaced yesterday in the wake of a controversy over his alleged links with the prime accused in the murder case. Inspector Abdul Awal of
Bangladesh Bank has begun investigating the alleged exchange of Tk 6 crore for the recent abduction and killing of seven people in Narayanganj, including the city panel mayor, Nazrul Islam. The money was given to some
An apparently stagnant probe into the abduction and murder of Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam and six others has given rise to security concerns among the victims' family members. With the main accused, including Nur Hossain,
Three Rab officials have been dismissed from the services for their alleged involvement in the abduction and killing of seven people, including Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, according to sources. They are Commanding Officer of Rab-11
The son of a powerful Awami League lawmaker brokered the deal with some Rab men to kill Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, Nazrul's father-in-law Shahidul Islam has claimed. The MP's son acted on behalf of Narayanganj
Two elections held within a span of two years seem to have appeared as a blessing and a curse, in that order, for the people of Narayanganj. The mayoral polls held on October 30, 2011 had
The government will lose the trust of people if it fails to ensure their security, said eminent citizens at a human chain programme in the capital's Manik Mia Avenue yesterday afternoon. Under the banner of "Basic
Amid uproar over Rab personnel's alleged involvement in the abduction and killing of seven people in Narayanganj, the High Court yesterday ordered the government to keep the elite force from probing the incidents. It also directed
Law and order in Narayanganj town has sharply deteriorated after the Osman brothers became MPs in the one-sided January 5 elections, says city Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy. Herself an Awami League leader, Ivy notes that under
In a stunning allegation, Nazrul Islam's father-in-law Shahidul Islam yesterday alleged that some Rab members killed Nazrul in exchange for Tk 6 crore from Nur Hossain and other accused in the abduction and murder case. He,
The police high-ups yesterday decided that there would be no more civil teams in any police station. But in case of special drives, law enforcers can conduct plain-clothes operations after informing the SP, DC and OC
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today formed a high-powered committee to investigate into the allegation that its members killed Narayanganj city councillor Nazrul Islam in exchange of Tk 6 crore. Aftab Uddin, additional director general (administration)
Once a truck helper, local Awami League leader Nur Hossain, prime suspect for the abduction and killing of Narayanganj City panel mayor Nazrul Islam, has amassed huge wealth at home and abroad with the blessings
Three days after the bodies of seven abductees, including Naryanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, were found floating in the Shitalakkhya, police yesterday raided the house of prime accused Nur Hossain. The three-hour raid from 11:00am at
Police yesterday tried to stop eminent citizens from forming a human chain in front of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban to protest killings, disappearances and abductions. Under the banner of "Concerned Citizens", rights activists and family members
The Shitalakkhya, which had been a lifeline for the residents of Narayanganj for decades, has virtually turned into a dumping ground for bodies in recent years. Bodies are found either floating in the river or lying
The state minister for home affairs yesterday said the law enforcers were investigating to find out who else apart from the six sued were involved in the abduction and murder of Narayanganj ward councillor Nazrul
Around 26 hours after his abduction, Narayanganj businessman Saiful Islam was freed late last night near the National Mausoleum in Nabinagar of Savar. His release came following daylong angry demonstrations in Narayanganj, which had already been
Abduction spree continues across the country with at least six people having been kidnapped in four districts in the past week alone. Five of the abductees, however, have been rescued while two policemen and a police
In a shocking turn of events, the bodies of Narayanganj city councillor Nazrul Islam and five others were found floating in the Shitalakkhya river yesterday, three days after seven people, including Nazrul, were kidnapped in
Police recovered one more body from the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj Thursday morning. The deceased was identified as Jahangir, driver of ward councillor Nazrul Islam who was abducted and killed with five others. The number of dead
The home ministry has recommended withdrawal of four law enforcement officials from Narayanganj on grounds of deteriorating law and order there, State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan told The Daily Star last night. The four are
The body of a Sirajganj man, who had been missing for six days, was recovered from a septic tank in Sylhet yesterday. Meanwhile, Ward Councillor Nazrul Islam and his four associates were abducted in Narayanganj yesterday.

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