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Dhaka Metropolitan Police

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,...

Jaaz multimedia official rescued after a month

Jaaz multimedia official rescued after a month

A month into his abduction from the capital, an accounts officer of Jaaz Multimedia, a film production house, was rescued from Munshiganj early today. Police detained four persons for their alleged involvement with the abduction, said Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). Abu Bakar Siddique alias Sabuj was abducted from Mirpur on...

Cop held with Yaba in capital

Cop held with Yaba in capital

Detectives arrested a police constable with 320 Yaba tablets in the capital last night. The crime analysis team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (north) arrested Masafuddoula Al Masud from Rampura area around 9:00pm, said a report of DMP online news portal. Hailing from Chapainawabganj, Masud has been posted at the protection division of DMP, the news...

Cops curb driving on wrong side

Cops curb driving on wrong side

The police installed retractable spike strips on Hare Road in the capital yesterday as part of a trial to see if such devices work in preventing vehicles from taking the wrong side of the road. However, just an hour after its inauguration, the device malfunctioned leading to several vehicles getting their tyres shredded. Around noon,...

Cops capture another gang of 'abductors'

The newly-formed Anti-Kidnapping Squad of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested another gang of alleged abductors, which has a female member, in the capital's Badda and Mirpur on Tuesday night. The arrestees, Masuma, Rajib alias Sajeeb, Nikul, Abul Kashem, Iqbal Hossain Kabir and Emdadur Rahman, are active members of an organised gang of kidnappers, said DMP spokesperson Monirul Islam at a press briefing at the DMP media centre yesterday. Detectives are trying to arrest the gang leader, Jahangir, who is on the...

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