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Editorial

Police wants to modify torture prevention act!

IT is disquieting to see that police has proposed change to some important safeguard provisions of Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act, 2013. A prominent Bengali daily, Prothom Alo, has reported that the police authority has sent a proposal to Home Ministry to bring alterations in the definition, investigation process and punishment provisions stipulated in the Act. Though our constitution expressly prohibits torture and act amounting to torture in custody or investigation, sufficient legal regime had been lacking earlier on....

12 BNP, Jamaat men held in Dhaka

12 BNP, Jamaat men held in Dhaka

Police detained at least 12 activists of BNP and its key ally Jamaat-e-Islami in 24-hour raids through different parts of Dhaka until this morning. They were held allegedly for planning sabotage in the capital during BNP’s agitation, according to a text message flouted by the media wing of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). Of the arrestees,...

5 JCD men held at DU

5 JCD men held at DU

Detectives detained five activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) on Dhaka University campus for their alleged attempt to bring out a procession supporting the ongoing hartal and blockade this morning. The detainees were identified as DU unit JCD activists Talukdar Al Mehedi, Roni, Sagor, Rubel, and Khokon, a Shahbagh thana unit member of the student body. They were picked up in Doyel Chattar area around 8:30am, Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station, told The Daily Star. The detainees are now under the custody of the Detective Branch of police, the OC added.

Khoka, Manna sued for sedition

Khoka, Manna sued for sedition

A sedition case has been filed against BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka and Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna. The case was filed this evening with Gulshan Police Station, Nurul Alam, an assistant commissioner (Gulshan zone) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told The Daily Star. The other details were not available immediately. Manna was arrested on February...

2 Bangladeshis, 2 Indians killed in Saudi Arabia

Police in Saudi Arabia has arrested two Pakistani nationals in Riyadh on Monday allegedly for murdering two Bangladeshis and two Indians. Asad Jan, 24, and Adam Khan, 22, have allegedly confessed to the killings after being arrested by the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation in the Saudi capital, reported Saudi Gazette. The murdered Bangladeshis were taxi drivers, in their 30s and 40s, it added. “We have noticed the report in the newspaper. We don't have available information about the Bangladeshi victims. But...

Two held with truckload of govt texbooks

Two held with truckload of govt texbooks

Police arrested two people at a godown in Kasaltola area of Aditmari upazila on Saturday on charge of illegally marketing and selling school textbooks meant for free distribution. They also sealed the godown, owned by Shahidul Islam, 33, son of Shariful Islam of Dakkhin Batrish Hazari village in the upazila. The arrestees are Shahidul Islam...

2 war crimes suspects arrested

Police arrested two war crimes suspects yesterday in Cox's Bazar following arrest warrants issued by the International Crimes Tribunal.  They are BNP leaders Md Rashid, 84, and Salamat Ullah Khan, 80. Rashid is also a former BNP lawmaker. The ICT issued the arrest warrants against the two for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War, said Bakhtiar Uddin Chowdhury, inspector (investigation) of Cox's Bazar Sadar Model Police Station. Following the order, Salamat, a senior member of Cox's Bazar...

Youth held with 25 firebombs in Faridpur

Youth held with 25 firebombs in Faridpur

  Rapid Action Battalion detained a youth with 25 petrol bombs in Faridpur town early today. Habibur Rahman alias Suman, 19, was engaged in making and supplying petrol bombs, our correspondent reports quoting Nikhil Adhikary, a sub-inspector of Kotwali Police Station. Acting on a tip-off, Rab-8 team launched a raid at Suman’s house at Habili Gopalpur...

Cops tried to scare Khaleda's lawyers

Supreme Court Bar Association Secretary AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon yesterday alleged that police had cordoned off for several hours a house in the capital where some senior lawyers of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia met on Wednesday. Police did this to create panic among the lawyers so that they cannot provide their client with legal assistance, the pro-BNP lawyer told a press conference at SCBA's media room.    He said the lawyers met with their most senior colleague TH Khan in the latter's...

Editorial

Death of alleged arsonists

WE find the explanation of the police regarding the death of the three alleged arsonists in Mirpur on Monday hard to believe. The pictures show that the three were killed with a vengeance. We have several clarifications to seek of the police in this regard. If the three died of mob beating, according to the police, suspected of being arsonists and caught while preparing to firebomb a vehicle, why do not the bodies carry evidence of torture? How come...

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