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10 held with firearms in Dhaka, police say

10 held with firearms in Dhaka, police say

Detective police today claimed detention of 10 people with firearms and sharp weapons from Mugda and Rampura areas of the capital city Dhaka. They were held with a pistol, three rounds bullets, three machetes, two microbuses and a private car last night, a message from the Detective Branch (DB) issued to the media said. Further...

Arms, ammo seized, 11 arrested

Law enforcers in separate drives have arrested eleven alleged criminals and recovered three firearms, seven bullets and 37 bombs in Meherpur and Chapainawabganj districts. Police arrested cadre of an outlawed party and recovered firearms and ammunition from his possession at Gopalpur village in Mujibnagar upazila of Meherpur early Monday. The 'outlaw' was identified as Shah Jamal Hossain, 42, son of Hossain Ali of the village, reports our Kushtia correspondent. Jamal, accused in five different cases including two for murder, was a top...

Another haul of arms, explosives in Satchhari

Another haul of arms, explosives in Satchhari

For the fourth time in three months, Rapid Action Battalion members recovered a cache of firearms and explosives at the Satchhari National Park in Habiganj's Chunarughat upazila early yesterday. There were 14 sacks of explosives, 112 rocket launchers and 48 chargers of rocket launchers among the weapons, said Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of legal...

Firearms of 2 Nur aides’ seized

Firearms of 2 Nur aides’ seized

Police seized two shotguns and several bullets raiding the houses of two associates of fugitive Narayanganj city councillor Nur Hossain.   Nur is a prime accused of abduction and killing of seven people including Nazrul Islam who was panel mayor of the Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC). Jamal and Nur Uddin, aides to Nur Hossain, were...

3 firearms, 4 crude bombs recovered in Dhamrai

Police in a drive recovered three firearms and four crude bombs from a pick-up van on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway at Bathuli in Dhamrai upazila of Dhaka district early Friday. Mohamamd Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of highway police, said noticing suspicious movement of a pick-up van, a team of police challenged the vehicle in Noyadingi area at about 3:00am. Later, police caught the pick-up van at Bathuli and recovered a pipe gun, two pistols, eight rounds of bullet, two sharp weapons and four...


Defiant BCL

FIRST they arrogated to themselves the role of judge and jury by holding a probe and justifying their use of firearms on the university campus on the pretext of self defense on 2 February 2014, and now the Rajshai University BCL cadres are defying the orders of the authorities banning procession, rallies, use of megaphones and all types of political activities in the campus.   The incident in RU on 2 February, where the BCL cadres in open disregard for...

Shahid commissioner held with firearms in capital

Shahid commissioner held with firearms in capital

Rab personnel arrested Saidur Rahman Shahid, known as Shahid commissioner, at his Gendaria residence in the capital early today and seized four firearms from his possession. Shahid, a former commissioner of ward No. 47 of Dhaka City Corporation (South) (ward No. 84 before the split of DCC), is accused in a number of cases...

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