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Dhaka Metropolitan Police

Waiting for proof to arrest accused

Dhaka Metropolitan Police will arrest anyone if evidence proves his involvement in the Jatrabari arson attack. DMP Commissioner Mohammad Asaduzzaman Miah told reporters yesterday in reply to a query about the arrest of the BNP chairperson whose name has appeared in two cases filed in connection with Friday's Jatrabari arson attack that left 28 people injured. "Social status and position does not matter to us. Whoever is accused in any criminal case will be put on trial on the basis of...

DMP to reward for info leading to anarchists’ arrest

DMP to reward for info leading to anarchists’ arrest

Dhaka Metropolitan Police today announced Tk 25,000 to Tk 1 lakh reward for information leading to the arrest of the anarchists in wake of violence amid nationwide nonstop blockade enforced by the BNP-led 20-Party alliance.  “Identities of the informants will not be disclosed,” DMP Commissioner Mohammad Asaduzzaman Miah said in a press briefing at...

‘Gunfight’ in Dhaka again, JCD leader killed

‘Gunfight’ in Dhaka again, JCD leader killed

In the second successive “gunfight” inside Dhaka for the second day in a row, a leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal was killed in a “shootout” with detectives early today. Nuruzzaman Johnny, 30, was JCD general secretary of Khilgaon unit, Abdus Sattar, office secretary of the central party, confirms The Daily Star. In protest, JCD called...

4 IS militants on 5-day remand

4 IS militants on 5-day remand

A Dhaka court today placed four Islamic State militant group leaders including its ‘Bangladesh coordinator’ on a five-day remand. Metropolitan Magistrate Mizanur Rahman passed the order after the Detectives Branch of police produced them before the court with a 10-day remand. Earlier in the day, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) claimed arrest of the four Middle...

Man killed in Dhaka ‘gunfight’

Man killed in Dhaka ‘gunfight’

An unidentified male, aged around 40, was killed in a “gunfight” with detectives in Dhaka’s commercial hub Motijheel early today. The incident took place in AGB colony around 3:30am, Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) told The Daily Star. However, the official could not reveal further details regarding the identity of...

Police compensate 2 blockade victims

Police compensate 2 blockade victims

Police today compensated the families of two of the victims of an arson attack in Rangpur early Wednesday during the opposition’s countrywide nonstop blockade. Five people were killed and more than 15 civilians were burnt as alleged blockaders hurled a petrol bomb at a bus in Mithapukur upazila amid the blockade enforced by the...

PM calls Khaleda queen of terror, militancy, graft

PM calls Khaleda queen of terror, militancy, graft

Terming BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia queen of militancy, terror and corruption, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said she is now carrying out terrorist activities in the country taking shelter at her Gulshan office. “Please stop the violence in the name of blockade. Otherwise, you will have to face a dire consequence if the country...

Security beefed up at SC, more sought

Security beefed up at SC, more sought

The Supreme Court authority sought additional reinforcement after security was beefed up at the court today, a day after three bombs were found from two of its courtrooms. A letter has been issued to Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner in this regard, Supreme Court Registrar SM Kuddus Zaman told reporters at his office today. The...

ETV boss held under pornography act: Inu

ETV boss held under pornography act: Inu

Chairman of Ekushey Television (ETV) Abdus Salam has been arrested under Pornography Control Act 2012, said Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today. Detectives detained Salam at his office at Karwan Bazar around 3:30am, according to journalists of the channel. “He (Salam) has been arrested in a case filed on November 26, 2014 under clauses 1,...

Khaleda may leave Gulshan office after 2pm

Khaleda may leave Gulshan office after 2pm

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia may leave her Gulshan office, where she remains confined since Saturday night, after 2:00pm, according to sources at the office. But it is not known where she will go, the insiders told The Daily Star this morning as security has been beefed up across the capital amid vow by the BNP chief to hold a political rally marking January 5 election anniversary today.

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