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'Kala' Babu killed in ‘gunfight’ with DB

MOGHBAZAR TRIPLE MURDER

'Kala' Babu killed in ‘gunfight’ with DB

Shah Alam Khandakar alias Kala Babu, the prime accused in the Moghbazar triple murder case, was killed in a “gunfight” with the members of Detective Branch of police in Dhaka early today.     Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), said criminals opened fire at a team of DB police when...

HC summons DMP chief

HC summons DMP chief

The High Court today issued a summons to the Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner and two other officers for not complying with its order about providing assistance in rebuilding the boundary wall of Azimpur graveyard. According to the order, the trio, including the deputy police commissioner (South) and the officer-in-charge of Lalbagh Police Station will...

2 remanded over Moghbazar triple murder

2 remanded over Moghbazar triple murder

A Dhaka court today placed two persons on a five-day remand in connection with Thursday’s triple murder at Moghbazar in the capital. The arrestees -- Faruk Hossain and Sohel Khan -- are close allies of Kailla Babu, the prime accused in the case filed over the murder. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Erfanullah passed the order after...

11 held with ‘uranium’ in Dhaka

11 held with ‘uranium’ in Dhaka

Detectives have arrested 11 members of a fraudsters’ gang along with two pounds of what the gang claimed to be uranium in Dhaka. However, Detective Branch of police, at a press briefing this afternoon, said they were yet to be confirmed whether it was uranium. Uranium is a naturally occurring radioactive metal that is used...

DIG 'tried to save accused'

A deputy inspector general of police tried to influence cops at Dhanmondi Police Station to save murder accused Inzamamul Haq Jisan, complained Shahidul Haq, whose son was slain in the capital last month. He was speaking at a press conference at the media centre of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Minto Road in the capital yesterday. Shahidul claimed DIG Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan of Special Branch of police tried to have Jisan's name dropped from the murder case of his son Ayaz Haq. “A...

DMP now to take formalin test to kitchen markets

Dhaka Metropolitan Police is going to set up formalin-testing booths at 236 kitchen markets in the capital to detect the presence of the harmful chemical in food items. The move will be implemented at a time when the DMP's recent drives against formalin tainted fruits entering the city have both earned praise from people and flak from traders, who argue that the kits used to determine formalin were not fit enough. Earlier, the experts termed formalin detection kits inappropriate and demanded...

Formalin-testing units at 236 city kitchen markets soon

Formalin-testing units at 236 city kitchen markets soon

Dhaka Metropolitan Police will set up formalin-testing booths at 236 kitchen markets in the capital in a week to determine presence of the harmful chemical in food items. ‘We will set up the booths within seven to 10 days so that customers and retailers can test their food items at nominal costs,” DMP Commissioner...

‘Mugger’ killed in ‘gunfight’ in capital

‘Mugger’ killed in ‘gunfight’ in capital

An alleged mugger was killed in a “gunfight” with members of the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) at Khilgaon in the capital early today. A pistol loaded with at least three rounds of bullets was recovered from the spot, Deputy Commissioner (DB-PR) of DMP Masudur Rahman told the Daily Star. He said a DB team was patrolling the Khilgaon Bishwa Road area on information that an organised gang of criminals were committing mugging in the area regularly at midnight. Following suspicious movements of several young men in the area, the DB men challenged them near Khilgaon Khidma Hospital at about 3:00am, the DC said. After being challenged the group started...

Kitchen Markets In Dhaka

Plan to set up formalin detection booths

Plan to set up formalin detection booths

Discussions are underway to set up formalin detection booths at the 236 kitchen markets in the capital, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Benazir Ahmed at a press conference in the DMP media centre yesterday. The plan involves engaging students in testing food items for formalin at the booths, he said.   “Both customers and retailers...

Fruit traders go on strike

Fruit traders go on strike

Dhaka Metropolitan Fruit Traders Association has called an indefinite strike in the capital, in protest at the government's ongoing drive against chemical-laced fruits. They will keep their fruit shops shut from today until law enforcers stop harassing them by testing fruits for formalin, with what they call is a faulty device, and destroying those,...

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