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Sectarian attack kills 8 Shias in Pakistan

Eight Shia members of Pakistan's ethnic Hazara minority were killed, and one wounded, yesterday, after gunmen opened fire on a bus in the volatile province of Baluchistan, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a radical Sunni militant group, has carried out many gun and bomb attacks on Hazaras in the past. The men were returning from a vegetable market when gunmen intercepted the bus. "Two gunmen boarded the bus and shot the men," police officer Imran Qureshi told Reuters. All...

SI Anwar held

SI Anwar held

Sub-inspector Anwar Hossain of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station was arrested yesterday for shooting a man in the capital on Sunday. The SI shot Shah Alam, a car driver, in both legs from close range in Taltola area around midnight, and tried to portray him as a mugger and a gunfight victim. Biplob Kumar Sarkar, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, yesterday said during primary investigation they found Anwar shot Alam over personal enmity. “He [Anwar] shot Alam after picking him up,” Biplob told The Daily Star over the phone. The SI was arrested after Alam's brother Golam Mostafa filed a case with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police yesterday afternoon. In the case statement, Mostafa said Anwar...

Influentials on the wrong side

Influentials on the wrong side

Traffic police and even a minister appear helpless in preventing government high-ups from driving on the wrong side of Dhaka streets, making top government officials untouchable by traffic laws.  Traffic policemen on the ground continue to overlook vehicles taking the wrong side of roads saying the rules violators are influential people and they may...

Test cops’ mental eligibility before providing firearms

Test cops’ mental eligibility before providing firearms

Policemen who need to carry firearms must undergo mental tests to determine whether they are capable of maintaining sanity, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chief said today. "They should be tested well to determine their mental fitness before they receive firearms," Mizanur Rahman said while visiting Shah Alam, whom a sub-inspector of Sher-e-Bangla...

DRIVING ON WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD

End impunity of influentials violating traffic rules: HC

End impunity of influentials violating traffic rules: HC

Pointing out that influential quarters use their impunity to tamper with and violate traffic regulations in Dhaka city, the High Court today sought explanation from the government why it should not enforce traffic laws strictly to prevent such practices. "No one should escape from the radar of law with impunity," an HC bench said...

Cook confesses to killing Keraniganj madrasa boy

Cook confesses to killing Keraniganj madrasa boy

Cook Shah Alam yesterday confessed to killing a madrasa boy in Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital, said police. As he failed to sodomize Abu Raihan, 11, and the boy threatened to disclose the illicit attempt, Alam slit his throat with a knife in the kitchen of Tahfizul Quran Nurani Hafizia Madrasa, the law enforcers quoted Alam as saying. On Monday morning, police recovered the body of Raihan from the kitchen. Police detained seven madrasa staff including the cook for interrogation. Around 1:00am Monday, when Raihan, a residential student, came out of his room to go to the toilet, Alam, 35, tried to take him to his room, said Habibur Rahman, superintendent...

Ex-govt employee, son hacked in Dhaka residence

Ex-govt employee, son hacked in Dhaka residence

Armed assailants forced into the residence of a retired government employee and hacked the veteran and his son in Sabujbagh area of Dhaka early today. The injured were Abul Hossain, 67, a retired assistant director of Bangladesh’s Board of Investment, and his son Ahad Hossain, 45. They were attending treatments at a Dhaka hospital. The...

Living in danger

Living in danger

Constable Sirajul Islam was covering a portion of the ceiling over his bed with a piece of rexine in his shabby room at Lalbagh Police Outpost barracks. The ramshackle two-storey building has innumerable cracks, and in some places, bricks have come off the walls, creating large holes. So when he was hammering nails into...

Addict kills parents

After being shot by police, an alleged drug addict was lynched by locals, barely an hour after he stabbed his parents to death at Niltek village under Singair upazila of Manikganj yesterday morning. The dead are Saidur Rahman, 30, his father Mohiuddin Pramanik, 60, a rickshaw-puller, and his wife Shufia Khatun, 50. Rickshaw-puller Saidur got involved in an altercation with his father around 10:30am over distribution of property, said AMM Kamrul Islam, assistant superintendent of police of Manikganj Sadar Circle, quoting...

Police vs Local Administration

Home steps in to resolve conflict

Alarmed by an intelligence report of possible disorder and conflict between police and local administrations, the home ministry yesterday instructed the inspector general of police (IGP) and senior secretary of the public administration ministry to take steps in this regard. The move came a week after the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) expressed fear of disorder in the local administration due to the conflict between superintendent of police (SP) and deputy commissioner (DC) at district level, and officer-in-charge (OC) and upazila...

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