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24-hr ultimatum to arrest Avijit killers

24-hr ultimatum to arrest Avijit killers

Protesters today issued a 24-hour-ultimatum to the authorities to arrest the killers of blogger and writer Avijit Roy. The demand came from a rally organised by students, teachers and bloggers at TSC of the Dhaka University. They warned that the government will be held responsible if the culprits are not arrested by the timeframe. The agitators accused fundamentalist groups of the killing and slammed the law enforcement agencies for their inaction to arrest the masterminds. It was a big attack on the people’s freedom of thought, speakers told the rally. Prominent columnists, professionals...

33 bombs, explosives seized in Ctg

33 bombs, explosives seized in Ctg

Police seized 33 handmade bombs and bomb making materials in the port city of Chittagong this evening. A youth named Imran, 18, was detained in connection with the recovery in Bandar area. The seized list include 17 firebombs, 16 crude bombs, two kilograms of gunpowder and four kilograms of splinters, said Ranajit Roy, inspector (investigation)...

Militants' training centre busted

Militants' training centre busted

Rab has busted a militant training camp camouflaged as a poultry and livestock farm in Banshkhali of Chittagong and arrested five people and seized some firearms and training equipment. Their recoveries include three AK-22 assault rifles, six pistols, a revolver, three locally made guns, 751 bullets of different types and three machetes. There were...

‘BNP-Jamaat men’ torch 2 trucks in Moulvibazar

‘BNP-Jamaat men’ torch 2 trucks in Moulvibazar

Activists of BNP and its key ally Jamaat-e-Islami allegedly torched two trucks in Moulvibazar Sadar upazila today, on the third day of the 72-hour countrywide hartal (shutdown). They set ablaze the vehicles in Kamalpur Bazar area around 6:05am, but none was hurt during the sabotage, said Abdus Salek, officer-in-charge of Moulvibazar Sadar Police Station. Police...

BNP man held for crude bomb attack in Dhaka

BNP man held for crude bomb attack in Dhaka

A BNP man was detained in Rampura area of Dhaka on charge of blasting a crude bomb this morning. Police picked up Sujon around 8:00am when he was fleeing the scene after blasting crude bomb in front of Hazipara Petrol Pump, Rampura police told The Daily Star. Meanwhile, police detained 30 activists of BNP and...

3 men held with petrol bombs in Dhaka

3 men held with petrol bombs in Dhaka

Police detained three people in possession of five petrol bombs in Bangshal area of Dhaka in the wee hours today on the 4th day of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s hartal. The detainees are Faruk, 30, Mamun, 17, and Kawsar, 17, from Alubazar in Shikkhatoli area, said Kuddus Fakir, officer-in-charge of Bangshal Police station. Meanwhile, police...

JCD office secretary held in Dhaka

JCD office secretary held in Dhaka

Detectives today picked up the office secretary of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, student wing of BNP, in Dhanmondi of Dhaka this afternoon. Abdus Sattar Patwari will be produced before court tomorrow, Krishna Pada Roy, deputy commissioner (South) of the Detective Branch of Police, told The Daily Star. The other details about the arrest were not available instantly.

47 BNP-Jamaat men held in districts

47 BNP-Jamaat men held in districts

At least 47 ‘activists of the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami’ were held through Dhaka, Chittagong and Satkhira districts in the past 24-hours for subversive activities. In Dhaka, 16 people, 12 BNP and four Jamaat activists, were held from separate places in the capital, Masudur Rahman, assistant commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) told The Daily...

82 held in 5 dists including Dhaka

In continuation of the crackdown against troublemakers throughout the country, law enforcers detained at least 82 men of the BNP and its key ally Jamaat-e-Islami from Dhaka, Khulna, Chittagong, Gaibandha and Naogaon in separate combing operations in the last 24 hours. Bridge hit by sabotage in Joypurhat 3 hurt in crude blast on bus in Khulna Hartal largely peaceful, no major untoward incidents reported No major untoward incident was reported until noon today - the 30th day of BNP-led 20-party's countrywide blockade and...

Fear Of Arrest

Khaleda's Gulshan office wears deserted look

The Gulshan office of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia wore a deserted look yesterday as the party men stayed away, fearing arrest and police harassment. No newsman was allowed in. The snapped telephone, cable and internet connections to the office are yet to be restored. Meanwhile, two Dhaka courts yesterday placed Khaleda's advisers Mosaddek Ali Falu and Shamsuzzaman Dudu on remands in two cases.  Sources said BNP leaders and activists are not visiting Khaleda as over 15 opposition men have been detained at...

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