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2 key suspects confess role

KERANIGANJ FOUR-MURDER

2 key suspects confess role

The two prime suspects arrested over the killing of four of a family in Keraniganj today confessed their role in the murder of the couple and their children last Wednesday. They confessed to the murder during primary interrogation, said Habibur Rahman, police superintendent of Dhaka at a press briefing. Seven persons, including the two, were...

Jabbar was behind killing of 22 people

A victim yesterday told the International Crimes Tribunal-1 that anti-liberation elements had shot dead 22 people including his father and brother at the instructions of war crimes accused Abdul Jabbar during the War of Independence. Shontosh Kumar Mitra, the sixth prosecution witness in the case against the fugitive accused, said Razakars had also shot him, but he cheated death at Surjamoni village of Pirojpur on October 6, 1971. Shontosh had received training on combat in the Sundarbans area under sub-sector commander...

‘Addict’ kills 3 of his family in Sunamganj

‘Addict’ kills 3 of his family in Sunamganj

An alleged drug addict stabbed his father, wife and two-year-old daughter to death in Dakhkhin Sunamganj upazila of Sunamganj last night. Police arrested the killer, Alfu Mia, 45, hailed from Brahmangaon village in the upazila, reports our Sunamganj correspondent. The deceased were identified as Alfu’s father Alauddin, 70, wife Beauty Begum, 32, and daughter Amina...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Azharul verdict any day

Azharul verdict any day

A tribunal in Dhaka today concluded hearing arguments in a war crimes case against Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam and will deliver its verdict any day. The 62-year-old Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general faces six charges including murder, genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. Alleged Al-Badr commander of Rangpur, Azharul...

Afghanistan Taliban kill 10 in Ghazni government compound

Afghanistan Taliban kill 10 in Ghazni government compound

Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan government compound in the eastern town of Ghazni killing at least 10 people, officials say. Eight security personnel and two civilians were among the dead, police say, with all 19 attackers also killed. Gunmen detonated two truck bombs as they blasted their way in to attack police and intelligence...

ATM Shamsuzzaman’s son gets life for killing brother

A Dhaka court today sentenced Khalequzzaman Kushal, son of film actor ATM Shamsuzzaman, to life term imprisonment for killing his eldest brother two years back. Judge Shahed Nuruddin of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 also fined the convict Tk 50,000, in default of which he will have to serve another year in jail. ATM Kamruzzaman Kabir, 35, a reconditioned car trader, was stabbed to death by Kushal at their Sutrapur house in Dhaka on March 13, 2012 following an altercation over money. After...

BITTER TRUTH

Unremitting violence shakes the soul of society

HORRIFYING reports of hijacking, abduction, killing, and raping of women and minor girls that fill the pages of the dailies with alarming frequency lead one to believe that the country has fallen into the hands of barbaric forces. This has raised the question whether the law enforcement agencies are really up to their task, and whether they can work ignoring the influence of some political masters. The eroding public confidence in them could spell danger with ominous implications in...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Nizami verdict postponed

Nizami verdict postponed

A special tribunal in Dhaka today postponed the pronouncement of verdict in a war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami due to his illness. The tribunal has decided to keep the case waiting for verdict again as it is not logical to pronounce the judgement in absence of Nizami, said Justice Enayetur Rahim, chairman of International Crimes Tribunal-1, which was scheduled to delivery the verdict today. Earlier in the morning, the jail authorities informed the tribunal’s registrar office through a letter that Nizami was sick, said AKM Nasiruddin Mahmud, registrar and spokesman for the international crimes tribunal. The chairman came up with the postponement order around 11:00am after the letter...

Khaleda sets off for Joypurhat

Khaleda sets off for Joypurhat

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia this afternoon set off for Joypurhat where she will address a rally tomorrow protesting recent incidents of abduction, forced disappearance and killing. She left her Gulshan house around 4:30pm. Khaleda will spend the night in Bogra on her way to Joypurhat. The BNP chief will leave Bogra for Joypurhat tomorrow. Ahead of...

Lt Col Tareque remanded for 6th time

Lt Col Tareque remanded for 6th time

Former Rab officer Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad has been remanded for a sixth time since his arrest last month in connection with the abduction and murder of seven people in Narayanganj. Senior Judicial Magistrate KM Mohiuddin in Narayanganj today placed Tareque on a four-day remand in a case filed for killing senior lawyer...

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