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Mirpur SI refuses to confess link

CUSTODIAL DEATH

Mirpur SI refuses to confess link

Mirpur Sub-Inspector Jahidur Rahman Khan was sent to jail today after he refused to confess before a magistrate his involvement with the custodial death of garment-waste trader Mahbubur Rahman Sujan. Earlier in the day, SI Jahid was produced before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Nuru Miah for recording his confessional statement in connection with the murder. The magistrate gave Jahid, the prime accused of Sujan murder case, two hours since noon to be prepared for giving his statement regarding the custodial death. Around 2:00pm, Jahid refused to confess his link when...

Shakib appeals ban

Shakib appeals ban

Suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan yesterday submitted a prayer to the Bangladesh Cricket Board requesting it to reconsider the suspensions imposed against him on disciplinary grounds. The Board slapped the ace all-rounder with a six-moth ban from all cricket and decided against issuing him no objection certificate for overseas tournaments for 18 months in...

No RMG worker ‘gang-raped on July 1’

No RMG worker ‘gang-raped on July 1’

Mirpur police today submited a document before the High Court saying that no garment worker was gang-raped in a microbus in the capital's Mirpur on July 1. The victim, who said to be gang-raped in a microbus, told the investigation officer that her ex-husband Tasir and a relative, Parul Akter, had filed the case,...

Mirpur Custodial Death

Cop 'detained'

Cop 'detained'

Police yesterday “detained” Sub-Inspector Jahidur Rahman Khan who allegedly tortured garment-waste trader Mahbubur Rahman Sujan to death on Sunday. They made the “detention” after the autopsy report mentioned that Sujan had died of torture, said Salahuddin Khan, officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police Station. Jahid was picked up at Rupnagar of Mirpur in the capital, police sources claimed. Mirpur police also detained their source Nasim after going through the CCTV footage at the police station. Both of the detainees are reportedly inside the Mirpur Police Station lockup. Jahid's closure for the second time this year and “detention” does not relieve the victims' families of the feeling of insecurity. “This closure and detention mean nothing … when my...

Killing in custody: Mirpur SI on 5-day remand

Killing in custody: Mirpur SI on 5-day remand

A Dhaka court today granted a five-day remand for Jahidur Rahman Khan, a sub-inspector of Mirpur Police Station, in a case filed in connection with the custodial death of garment-waste trader Mahbubur Rahman Sujan. Earlier in the morning, Rakibul Islam, an SI and an operation officer at Mirpur Police Station, filed the case with the police station, a day after the arrest of Jahid who allegedly tortured Sujan to death on Sunday. Metropolitan magistrate Md Mahbubur Rahman granted the five-day remand for Jahid and his source Nasim Sheikh after DB Inspector Nibaron Chandra Barman, also the investigating officer of the case, produced them before the court with a 10-day remand prayer...

Cop held over Mirpur trader killing

Cop held over Mirpur trader killing

A Sub-Inspector (SI) of Mirpur Police Station has been arrested this afternoon in connection with killing a jhoot (garment wastage) trader. SI Jahidur Rahman Khan who reportedly tortured the jhoot trader Mahbubur Rahman Sujan to death on Sunday has been arrested, SI Mizanur Rahman, Duty Officer of the police station told The Daily Star. Sujan, the...

Man dies in Mirpur 'cop custody'

A man accused in an arms case died in police custody hours after he was arrested by Mirpur police in the capital early today. Deceased Mahbubur Rahman, 35, was an accused in a case filed under the Arms Act, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports. Sakhawat Hossain, assistant commissioner of police (Mirpur Zone), said police arrested two persons along with 145 Yaba tablets on Saturday. Based on their information, police conducted a raid at the house of Mahbub and recovered two magazines and...

Mirpur DC, OC summoned over rape of garment worker

Mirpur DC, OC summoned over rape of garment worker

The High Court today summoned the deputy commissioner of police (Mirpur zone) and officer in-charge (OC) of Mirpur Police Station to explain why they failed to detain those who raped a garment worker in the capital. They will have to appear before the court on July 15. The girl, aged 19, was gang-raped in a...

Youth's body recovered in capital

Youth's body recovered in capital

Police recovered the body of a youth from Pallabi in the capital this morning. Deceased Sohel (full name could not be known), 18, was a resident of a Bihari camp in Mirpur-11. Police detained one of Sohel's fellows with whom he was taking hemp on the rooftop of a five-storey under construction building in Pallabi area last night, said Syed Ziauzzaman, officer-in-charge of Pallabi Police Station. Police covered the body of Sohel near a nearby one-storey building around 6:00am, the OC said. Police are yet to be ascertained whether Sohel was murdered or fell down from the building, he added. However, the name of the detainee could not be known immediately. Sohel worked at a...

Fire guts 160 shanties in Mirpur

Fire guts 160 shanties in Mirpur

At least 160 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out near Jhutpatti (area for jhut trade) at Mirpur Section-10 in the capital today. Seven firefighting units brought the blaze under control around 1:00pm after two hours of frantic efforts. Reason behind the fire that originated at the shanties of jhut workers could not...

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