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Detectives unearth Ansarullah ‘drone bombing’ plot

Detectives unearth Ansarullah ‘drone bombing’ plot

Militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) was at final stage of making drone to carry out bomb attacks on political leaders, journalists and secular persons and key establishments of the country, police said today. The disclosure came hours after detectives arrested two ABT operatives at a house in Jatrabari area of Dhaka last night. Once completed, the drone could carry a 20-kilogramme bomb with the capability of destroying a 25-storey building, Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said at a press briefing this afternoon. Tanjil Hossain Babu, 26, and...

11 ‘carjackers, snatchers’ held in Dhaka

11 ‘carjackers, snatchers’ held in Dhaka

Law enforcers claimed detention of 11 members of alleged carjacker and snatcher gangs in separate crackdowns through Dhaka last night. Detectives nabbed five members of carjacker gangs and seized two stolen cars, fake pay order slips, forged papers and BRTA seals, a message to the media from on behalf of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP)...

3 DMP policemen sued for graft

3 DMP policemen sued for graft

Three policemen were sued at a Dhaka court today for alleged extortion and assault on a trader. The accused were Md Manju, an assistant sub-inspector, and Constables Rabiul Islam and Anjan Ansar of Khilgaon Police Station. ASI Manju is currently deputed at Shahjahanpur Police Station and the two others at Paltan Police Station. Complainant Sulaiman Sheikh, an trader of open market sale goods,  alleged that the three policemen took Tk 6,500 from him on May 5 this year in Khilgaon’s Bhuiyan Para area. He also said he was assaulted during the incident. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Masud Sheikh heard the case and will pass further order on whether the charges will...

Woman jailed, 255 jaywalkers fined

Woman jailed, 255 jaywalkers fined

On the second day of the drive by Dhaka Metropolitan Polics (DMP) to encourage people to use footbridge while crossing the roads, it was seen much people are using the footbridges and underpasses and number of violators have been reduced. A woman was jailed and 255 jaywalkers were fined Tk 13,915 by the mobile...

6 months' jail or Tk 200 in fine

6 months' jail or Tk 200 in fine

Amid a sorry state of footbridges and footpaths in the city, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police is going to impose a fine or jail term on jaywalkers on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue from Tuesday. DMP Commissioner Benazir Ahmed yesterday said mobile courts led by magistrates will be set up for a week to check jaywalking...

DMP installs retractable spikes again

Dhaka Metropolitan Police has once again installed retractable spike strips on a city street to prevent vehicles from taking the wrong side. The device was set up last night on Shaheed Captain Mansur Ali Sarani, which is just opposite to the DMP headquarters.  The Tk 3.5 Lakh spike strips were made with the help of engineers of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, DMP Deputy Commissioner (media) Masudur Rahman said. This time the tire shredders are a bit smaller and load sustaining,...

Mobile court to stop jaywalking

Mobile court to stop jaywalking

A special mobile court will start working along Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in Dhaka on November 25 to stop jaywalking, slapping the violators with six-month jail or Tk 200 in fine amid a nagging traffic congestion. Before the operation begins, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) will start a three-day campaign in the city today. The...

31 Africans held in city

31 Africans held in city

Detectives have detained 31 foreign nationals of 10 African countries from different parts of Dhaka last night. The foreign nationals were arrested in separate drives in the capital's, Banashree, Gulshan and Uttara, on charge of undocumented immigrant living in the city, Krisna Pado Roy, deputy commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police...

2 held with fake notes

2 held with fake notes

Detectives have detained two people along with counterfeit notes worth Tk 23 lakh and fake note-making materials from Basabo in Dhaka and Siddhirganj of Narayanganj last night. Of the detainees, Md Alauddin, 40, is involved in manufacturing fake note while the other was identified as Md Mamun, 42. A team of Detective Branch of police...

3 ‘Huji men’ held in city

3 ‘Huji men’ held in city

Detectives claimed to have detained three suspected members of banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) from Postogola in Dhaka last night. The detainees were identified as Md Abdullah, Md Ridwan, and Shofiqul Islam alias Ripon. A team of bomb disposal unit of Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police held the members from the Postogola bridge area around 11:30am. “During primary quizzing, Abdullah and Ridwan confessed they were preparing to go Pakistan or Afghanistan for receiving militant training,” said Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of DMP, at a press briefing at the DMP media centre. The trio were arrested upon information obtained from four Huji leaders arrested along with huge cache of explosives and bomb-related...

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