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Cop Brutality on Barisal Medical Students

Condemnations pour in, justice demanded

Widespread condemnation and demand for an investigation and punishment for members of Barisal Metropolitan Police poured in yesterday over Wednesday's indiscriminate and unrestrained baton charge on agitators, mostly females, before Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital. Five of the 22 demonstrators who suffered injuries have been released from the hospital while eight are still not...

Nurul Islam's Death in 2008 House Fire

Law enforcers, family still at loggerheads

Law enforcers, family still at loggerheads

Over the last six years, the investigation into the fire that killed Gonotantri Party president Nurul Islam and his son had changed the hands of two law enforcement agencies but it remains virtually inconclusive with the law enforcers calling it an accident and the family claiming it to be an arson attack and demanding further inquiry and interrogation of Nurul's political rivals. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was the first to launch a probe after the house fire in 2008, and submitted the final report early last year following five years of work. Then the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) started further inquiry last June and submitted its report last December. Both...

Probe on Subhan 'flawed, improper'

A defence counsel of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan yesterday told the International Crimes Tribunal-2 that the investigation against his client was “flawed and improper.” “It was a dictated investigation,” Mizanul Islam said, while placing closing arguments for the fourth day. Speaking on the sixth charge relating to a mass killing in Satbaria of Pabna, he said that while most prosecution witnesses said Sindurpur and Kandurpur villages, two crime spots, of Pabna eroded into the river, Investigation Officer Noor Hossain said he...

Virgin crash investigation under way

Virgin crash investigation under way

US officials have started to investigate why a Virgin Galactic space rocket crashed over California's Mojave Desert on a test flight. Virgin chief Sir Richard Branson said he was "determined to find out what went wrong" and learn from the tragedy. The co-pilot, named as Michael Alsbury, 39, died when SpaceShipTwo exploded shortly after take-off...

Rab asked to gear up Sagar-Runi murder probe

Rab asked to gear up Sagar-Runi murder probe

Irked by slow progress in probing the murder of journalist couple -- Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi -- a Dhaka court today directed Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to gear up the investigation. It asked the investigating agency to immediately record the statements of Mahir Sarowar Megh, only son of the slain couple, Runi’s mother...

Subhan's Trial

Recording of IO's deposition suspended

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 yesterday suddenly stopped recording testimony of an investigation officer in the case against Jamaat-e-Islam leader Abdus Subhan and decided not to consider his 38-minute deposition as evidence. The tribunal took the decision as it was revealed that IO Noor Hossain had investigated last part and Motiur Rahman first part of the case. The three-member tribunal headed by Justice Obaidul Hassan with members Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Md Shahinur Islam expressed discontent over the prosecution...

MP Enamul conceals wealth info

Ruling party lawmaker Enamul Haque from Rajshahi-4 constituency concealed information in his wealth statement of his properties worth over Tk 215 crore, according to findings in an Anti-Corruption Commission investigation. ACC investigation officer Jatan Kumar Roy submitted the probe report yesterday to the commission, suggesting that Enamul should be sued, said a top ACC official preferring anonymity. Earlier on September 10, Enamul's tax lawyer Kanchan Das issued a death threat to Jatan, warning him not to recommend filing any case against...

4 kids among six drown across country

An infant drowned in knee-deep water on the floor of his house in the capital's Maniknagar while five more including three minors drowned in Chittagong and Pabna in last two days. Aged about eight months, Sirajul Islam died in the capital around 12:30pm yesterday. He was the only son of rickshaw puller Nayan Sheikh. “It was around noon when I went out of my room to collect clothes which were drying in the sun. My son was lying on the bed...

Apple investigates iCloud hackings

Apple investigates iCloud hackings

Apple has admitted it is 'actively investigating' claims that a flaw in the 'Find My iPhone' function of its iCloud service may have helped a hacker to steal nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and '100 other celebrities'. Nearly 24 hours after the publication of the images of Sunday night, Apple finally issued a statement, but the tech giant couldn't say how the alleged breach occurred and didn't offer any guarantee to its hundreds of millions of customers worldwide that the service is safe to use. 'We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,' Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris told the Mail Online. However, despite not admitting the bug was...

CID takes over Mujibur's abduction case

The Criminal Investigation Department yesterday took the charge of the case filed over the alleged kidnapping of Sunamganj district BNP leader and his chauffeur. Inspector Suranjit Talukder, CID's Sunamganj camp in-charge (investigation), will now conduct the probe, said Officer-in-Charge Abdul Hai Chowdhury of Sunamganj Police Station. Mujibur Rahman, a member of the advisory committee of the BNP's Sunamganj unit, and his driver Rezaul Haque were "kidnapped" on May 4 in Sunamganj and were freed in Gazipur on August 18. As of now,...

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