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Crime

Rewards for crime and our politics

THOSE of us who have grown up with the maxim that crime does not pay have to live with a new paradigm that crime does pay and pays handsomely in riches and political power. A time comes when old order and values are washed away by new realities and people who create these realities, and we have to get accustomed to these however repugnant they are. This is not the statement of a cynic, but of any realist who...

Easy To Be Rich In N'ganj

Politics, crime go hand in hand

Growing industrialisation and business opportunities came to Narayanganj both as a blessing and a curse. As it changed the lot of many in the port town, it also paved way for the criminalisation of the politics which robbed the city of safety and peace. With the economic activities booming, the politics of Narayanganj, which was once known for the tolerance and peaceful coexistence among the followers of different leaders and political ideologies, turned into an example of corrupt, murderous, anti-people...

Beware of 'clay phone'

Beware of 'clay phone'

In many parts of Dhaka, you may have come across scamsters or junkies trying to allure you with glossy mobile phone sets at unbelievably cheap prices. Hold on, you might want to curb your greed after reading this. A bank cleric's eyes got glued on some cellphone sets displayed on a footpath at Farmgate....

18 Rab officials pulled back to HQ

18 Rab officials pulled back to HQ

The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has pulled back 18 of Rab-3 men including a company commander to its headquarters from Comilla last Friday. Mallik Fakhrul Islam, commanding officer of Rab-3, told The Daily Star that the Rab personnel were attached to headquarters following an allegation. "They are now under investigation," he said. Islam declined to specify...

NCC COUNCILLOR ABDUCTION, KILLING

Car seized at Shamim Osman's in-law's factory

Car seized at Shamim Osman's in-law's factory

Law enforcers today seized a car from a glass factory owned by an in-law of ruling Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman at Siddhirganj in Narayanganj, suspecting that it was used in the abduction and killing of city panel mayor Nazrul Islam. Officials of the factory told The Daily Star that Nuruzzaman alias Joj Mia, younger brother of Nur Hossain who is main accused in the killing, owns the car. Click here to read Nur Hossain's detail profile: Thanks to crimes, truck helper turned tycoon Red wine-coloured, the car (Dhaka Metro-Ga 29-8862) was found locked inside the compound of JMS Glass Industries Ltd. at Shimrail, our correspondent reports from the spot. Not only the...

DMP forms anti-kidnapping squad

DMP forms anti-kidnapping squad

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) today formed a 40-member anti-kidnapping team to prevent abductions in the metropolitan area. The move came in the wake of the recent abduction spree in Narayanganj, Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of the DMP, said at a press briefing. People have been asked to call at the designated hotline, 01713 398...

3 'thieves' beaten dead in Gazipur

A mob beat to death three suspected thieves at Sripur in Gazipur early today, police said. Police identified one of the deceased as Nurul Islam, 27, son of one Abul Hossain of Sohadia village of Sripur upazila. Identities of the rest two could not be known immediately. Mohsinul Quadir, officer-in-charge of Sripur Police Station, said the three were preparing to snatch a motorcycle at Shilashwar village of the upazila around 3:00am. Sensing their attempts, locals chased them. They managed to catch them...

2 held with 53k fake NID cards

2 held with 53k fake NID cards

Police arrested two youths along with 53,100 fake national identity (NID) cards and 36,300 photographs in separate raids in the capital and Gazipur last night. The law enforcers also seized equipment for producing fake NID cards, which include printer, computer, SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) from their possession, said Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of Dhaka...

Cops acting on Siddique statement: DMP

Cops acting on Siddique statement: DMP

The law enforcers are pushing ahead with their investigation to track down the abductors of Abu Bakar Siddique on the basis of his statement made before a court in Narayanganj, police authorities said today. "We are looking for some suspects based on what he said before the court yesterday," Monirul Islam, spokesperson of Dhaka...

First image of microbus emerges

First image of microbus emerges

With no information found yet on the whereabouts of Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela) chief executive Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Narayanganj police today said the abductors drove towards Dhaka. The blue microbus crossed the toll plaza of Mayor Hanif Flyover at 2:53pm, Narayanganj police said after scrutinising the video footage...

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