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7-murder

Five more Rab men held over 7-murder

A Narayanganj court yesterday placed five members of Rapid Action Battalion-11, arrested on Tuesday night, on an eight-day remand in connection with the sensational seven-murder in Narayanganj late in April. The five told the court that they had been forced to get involved in the abduction and killing by their superior officers -- Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, Maj Arif Hossain and Lt Commander MM Rana -- who had been arrested earlier, court sources said. The five Rab personnel were Lance...

2 Rab men testify on 7-murder

Two members of Rapid Action Battalion yesterday testified before a Narayanganj court in connection with the much-talked-about seven-murder case. They are Abdus Salam and Abdus Samad of Rab-11. The statements by the duo were recorded at the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Monwara Begum, said Advocate Sakhawat Hossain, president of Narayanganj Bar Association. This was the first time since the murders in April when any member of the Rab-11 testified in the case as witnesses, he added. The two Rab men yesterday...

CID can inquire, not investigate

The High Court yesterday turned down a government petition seeking orders not to involve the Criminal Investigation Department of police in the investigation into the Narayanganj seven-murder incident. However, the bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore slightly modified its earlier order saying that the CID will conduct inquiry into the gruesome abduction and murder of seven people in April this year. The same bench on May 5 had said, “In addition to the ongoing investigation, the...

Rab back on street patrolling

Rab back on street patrolling

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today started patrolling streets again to maintain the law and order across the country, including the capital. The elite force was also checking and searching suspected vehicles and people setting up check-posts at different strategic points. When contacted, Director (Media and Legal Wing) of Rab Headquarters Wing Commander Habibur...

NUR HOSSAIN'S ARREST

Waiting for India’s response: Minister

Waiting for India’s response: Minister

Bangladesh is waiting to have an official detailed response from India over Nur Hossain, including his extradition process, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam said today. "We have written to the Indian authorities, and are waiting for their response," the minister told reporters at Sonargaon Hotel in the city. Shahriar Alam said the...

NARAYANGANJ ABDUCTION, KILLINGS

Khaleda to join lawyers’ rally May 24

Khaleda to join lawyers’ rally May 24

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will attend a rally to be organised on May 24 in the capital by pro-BNP Supreme Court lawyers in protest  against the seven-murder in Narayanganj. She will be the chief guest of the programme to be held on the High Court premises, Sayrul Kabir Khan, a media wing staff of Khaleda, told The Daily Star. On April 27, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his four aides and senior lawyer Chandan Sarker and his driver were kidnapped near Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah around the same time. Six bodies, including that of Nazrul and Chandan, were found floating in the Shitalakkhya river on April 30, and another...

NARAYANGANJ ABDUCTION, KILLINGS

2 ex-Rab officials on 5-day remand

2 ex-Rab officials on 5-day remand

Two former Rab officials, who were allegedly involved in the abduction and murder of seven people including Narayanganj city panel mayor Nazrul Islam, were placed on a five-day remand. The former officials of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) are Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad and Maj Arif Hossain. Lt Col Tareque was the commanding officer of...

Nur’s wealth seized

Nur’s wealth seized

Complying with a High Court order, police seized movable wealth of Nur Hossain, prime accused of the seven-murder, at his Siddhirganj  house in Narayanganj city this afternoon. Police conducted a drive at Shimrail house of the Awami League leader around 3:15pm after the copy of HC order reached them, said Md Alauddin, officer-in-charge of...

Mass hearing on Narayanganj killings May 12, 15

Mass hearing on Narayanganj killings May 12, 15

Mass hearings on the abductions and killings of seven people in Narayanganj last month will be held at the office of the district’s deputy commissioner on May 12 and 15. A circulation has been issued in this regard today, said Abdul Kashem Mohammad Mohiuddin, secretary member of the probe body which has been formed...

Online BNP standing committee meets

Online BNP standing committee meets

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia held a meeting with her part's standing committee members this evening and discussed country’s latest political situation and to fix the party’s next course of action. With Khaleda in the chair the meeting was held at her Gulshan office around 8:00pm. Talking to The Daily Star, a member of the BNP...

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