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Law Enforcers

Cops foil Islami Andolon's bid to bring out march without permission

Cops foil Islami Andolon's bid to bring out march without permission

Law enforcers yesterday fired tear gas canisters and charged baton to disperse several hundred Islami Andolon Bangladesh men trying to bring out a procession blocking the capital's Paltan road before the Baitul Mukarram mosque, causing six of the Islamist organisation to fall sick. The agitators were protesting the bar on them from holding a...

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...

Tangail 4-murder

Seven more arrested

Law enforcers yesterday arrested seven more people in connection with the gruesome four-murder case in Tangail while the prime suspect Jahangir Hossain remains at large. The arrestees are Mir Azadul Islam, manager of Machhranga Filling Station in Mirzapur, the station's cashier Abul Basher, supervisor Wasim Miah and  lineman Abdul Mannan, and Susanto Kumar Roy, a friend of Jahangir from Gorai Noyapara village, Nannu Miah, Jahangir's uncle from Chandpur village of Kaliakair upazila and Badsa Miah, Jahangir's cousin from Borochala village...

Brac Bank Heist

Burglars remain scot-free,cops quizzing three

Law enforcers could not arrest any of the gang members involved in Joypurhat Brac Bank heist as of 6:00pm yesterday. Members of the Rabid Action Battalion (Rab), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and police separately visited the branch of Brac Bank in Joypurhat town yesterday and interrogated the staff of the branch. The DB men yesterday detained Md Firoz Ali Reza, a night guard of the adjacent branch of Mutual Trust Bank for quizzing. On Saturday night, police detained security guards Faruque...

2 bullet-hit

©Law enforcers shot a pro-Jamaat sramik leader in Kolaroa upazila and an alleged robber in Shyamnagar upazila in two separate incidents in the early hours of yesterday. Shamsur Rahman alias Bulbul, 30, secretary of the Jamaat-affiliated Sramik Kalyan Federation, and Qamrul Islam, 40, allegedly the second-in-command of a robber gang, were admitted to Satkhira Sadar Hospital. Hospital sources said both of them sustained bullet wounds below their knees. Shamsur was shot when police fired at him and his aides "in self-defence", said...

Police cordon off BNP office

Police cordon off BNP office

Law enforcers cordoned off BNP headquarters in the capital, stopping its leaders and activists from entering the office yesterday, a day before the BNP-led 20-party alliance's silent processions in protest at Israeli offensive in the Gaza strip. More than a hundred policemen and plainclothes intelligence officers, equipped with armoured personnel carriers, water canons and...

Law enforcers getting into criminal acts

Visiting two people, allegedly shot in the leg by police, at a hospital in the capital, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman yesterday alleged that law enforcers were increasingly getting involved in criminal activities. "They [law enforcers] are running a 'business of detention' and extorting general people. They are even shooting people if they refuse to pay," he told reporters, after talking to the two men at the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (Nitor). The two from...

N'ganj-5 By-poll

Law enforcers fear violence

Law enforcers and officials of intelligence agencies fear that the upcoming Narayanganj-5 by-election may witness violence, as they think the zone is sensitive. Muscle power, black money and local political complexities present in Narayanganj make the zone sensitive, EC officials told The Daily Star. They expressed their fear at a meeting, on law and order situation ahead of the by-polls, convened by the Election Commission (EC) at its conference room in the capital yesterday. Officials of the EC, home ministry, police, Rab,...

Of nexus between cops and goons

Allegations against the law enforcers continue to pile up, with a ward councillor yesterday levelling accusations against lawmen that they had a nexus with Nur Hossain, the prime accused in the seven-murder tragedy in Narayanganj. Talking to The Daily Star via her younger sister at their parental home in Shiddhirganj, Jannatul Ferdous Nila, ward councillor for wards 4, 5 and 6, described how Hossain had harassed her with the help of law enforcers. Sheila carried questions and answers back and forth...

Khaleda for disbanding Rab

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday demanded that the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) force be disbanded, alleging the elite force has now become involved in "killings, abductions and forced disappearances". "People think there is no necessity for Rab anymore as they are now killing people in exchange for money," Khaleda said while talking to the family members of Sajedul Islam Sumon at their Shaheenbagh residence in the capital last night.    "Law enforcers" picked up Sumon, general secretary of word No 32...

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