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Dhaka to engage FBI in Avijit murder probe

Dhaka to engage FBI in Avijit murder probe

Dhaka has decided to take the help of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate the murder of blogger Avijit Roy. The development follows an offer by the United States in this regard. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali conveyed the government decision to a group of top diplomats including the USA during a meeting at the State Guesthouse Padma this afternoon. According to a highly-placed source at the foreign ministry, Mahmood Ali shared “the government’s decision to positively respond to the US’ offer to engage the FBI in unearthing...

Case filed over Avijit Roy’s killing

Case filed over Avijit Roy’s killing

A case has been filed accusing anonymous assailants of the brutal killing of writer and blogger Avijit Roy last night at Dhaka University area. Victim’s father Ajay Roy, a physics teacher at the University of Dhaka, filed the lawsuit against unidentified assailants with the police station around 9:15am today, Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station told The Daily Star Online. However, he did not tell how many people were accused in the case. “Detective Branch (DB) of police have already begun their investigation to find the motive of the killing and arrest of the culprits involved," the OC added. Assailants brutally hacked blogger Avijit Roy and his wife Rafida Ahmed Banna last...

UK envoy shocked at Avijit murder

UK envoy shocked at Avijit murder

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert W Gibson today expressed deep shock at the murder of Avijit Roy, founder of Muktamona blog. "British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert W Gibson shocked by the savage murder of Avijit Roy....," the message from the High Commissioner said. Avijit Roy was killed and his wife Rafida Afrin Banya...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Subhan verdict tomorrow

Subhan verdict tomorrow

A tribunal in Dhaka will deliver its verdict tomorrow on Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Subhan, the alleged vice-chairman of anti-liberation Peace Committee in Pabna in 1971, faces nine charges including killing and genocide committed the district. International Crimes Tribunal-2 Chairman Justice...

Criminal hurt in 'gunfight' with police

A wanted criminal suffered bullet wounds in a “gunfight” with police in Raozan upazila of Chittagong early yesterday. Kamrul Islam Titu, 40, of Noapara, stands accused in over a dozen criminal cases, including five for murder, police said. In 1996, Kamrul along with his gang attacked Noapara police camp, killed a policeman and looted 17 rifles and a large quantity of bullets. “Kamrul has been absconding since then,” said Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Raozan Police Station. On receiving a tip-off that Kamrul...

Arrest Sagar-Runi killers by March 10: Journos

Arrest Sagar-Runi killers by March 10: Journos

On the third anniversary of gruesome killing of Sagar-Runi, journalist leaders today asked the government to arrest the killers and bring them to justice by March 10. Addressing a protest rally at the Dhaka Reporters Unity premises, DRU President Shakhawat Hossain Badsha threatened of staging nonstop agitation if the government failed to arrest the...

3 killed in separate ‘gunfights’

3 killed in separate ‘gunfights’

Three people, including two murder case accused, were killed in separate “gunfights” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and police in Dhaka, Jessore and Comilla early today. Including the three, at least 23 people have been killed this year in “gunfights,” eight in the capital alone, triggering a fresh spate of criticism over “extrajudicial killings”...

'Gunfight' kills 2 after 'attack on Rab' in Dhaka

'Gunfight' kills 2 after 'attack on Rab' in Dhaka

Two youths were killed in a 'gunfight' with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) that began after a team of the elite force "came under petrol bomb attack" in Jatrabari area of Dhaka early today. Identities of the deceased, aged between 28 and 35, could not be ascertained. The youths hurled petrol bombs targeting a vehicle of...

Cops capable of killing 2 against one murder: DIG

Cops capable of killing 2 against one murder: DIG

Policemen are capable of killing two people if a person is murdered, the deputy inspector general of Chittagong range said today. Shafiqul Islam was addressing a view-exchange meeting at Chouddagram High School in Comilla as chief guest, where seven people were burnt alive in a mindless arson attack yesterday. Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)-11 organised the meeting on control of violence and law and order situation, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. At the meeting, the DIG urged local people to guard the highways. Superintendent of Police in Comilla Tutul Chakravarty presided over the meeting where Deputy Commissioner Hasanuzzaman Kollol, Additional Director General of Rapid Action Battalion Col Zia and Commander of Border Guard...

Jessore Jubo League leader stabbed dead

Jessore Jubo League leader stabbed dead

An upazila-level leader of Jubo League, youth front of Awami League, was stabbed to death by unidentified miscreants of Jessore this afternoon. Shahinur Rahman was an executive member of Monirampur upazila unit of Jubo League. Unidentified miscreants stabbed Shahinur in Kashipur area of the upazila round 2:00pm, leaving him critically injured, said Kabir Ahmed, officer-in-charge...

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