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25 hurt in cop action

Demo Over Gas Supply

25 hurt in cop action

At least 25 people were injured when police charged batons and fired rubber bullets to disperse locals demonstrating for uninterrupted gas supply in the town yesterday. The demonstrators tried to lay siege to the zonal office of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited in the town. District unit President of Communist Party of Bangladesh...

Youth killed as people of two villages clash

A youth was killed and 10 others were injured when locals of two villages clashed at Bhangabari intersection in Sadar upazila of Sirajganj yesterday. The deceased is Imran Hossain, 27, son of Isharat Ali of Bhangabari village of the upazila. Police and locals said, there had been a long standing rivalry between the villagers of Bhangabari and Diardhangora village, over establishing supremacy in the area. As a sequel of their previous enmity, locals of the two villages, equipped with sharp weapons attacked...

2 'robbers' injured in gunfight with police in 2 districts

Two alleged robbers including a ringleader of a gang were injured in gunfights in Cox's Bazar and Jessore districts yesterday and the day before. Ringleader of a robber gang was arrested after he became injured in a gunfight with the law enforcers in Kalatali area of Cox's Bazar town early yesterday, reports our correspondent. Bullet injured Md. Shafiquar Rahman alias Shafiq, 30, was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH). Officer-in-Charge (OC) AKM Manzur Alam of Cox's Bazar Detective Branch police said,...

Arrest order for Fakhrul

Arrest order for Fakhrul

A Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant for BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on charges of assaulting police and torching vehicles during an opposition blockade in 2012. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan passed the order after accepting the charge sheet in the case. Mirza Fakhrul is currently in Singapore for treatment, his lawyer Sanaullah Miah told The Daily Star yesterday afternoon. Initiatives for his bail would be taken on his return, he added. In a statement last night, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia condemned the arrest warrant, saying it was issued “intentionally”.  She alleged the government made the move only to ruin the opposition, and the name of the BNP...

11 senior cops transferred

11 senior cops transferred

In the latest reshuffle in the police administration, 11 senior officials have been transferred. According to a circular by the home ministry today, Abdul Jalil Mandal, additional police commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), has been made commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) while Quamrul Ahsan, deputy inspector general (DIG) of Railway Dhaka Range, has been made commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP). SMP commissioner Mizanur Rahman has been made deputy inspector general of Sylhet range, Md Shamsuddin, commissioner of Barisal Metropolitan Police (BMP), has been made additional commissioner of DMP.          Makbul Hossain Bhuiyan, DIG of Sylhet range, has been transferred to Dhaka Police Headquarters. Mahbub Hossain, additional DIG of Special Branch...

3 Ctg cops among five sued for extortion

3 Ctg cops among five sued for extortion

Five people including three police officers were sued on charges of demanding extortion to a man after detaining his three children in Chittagong. The accused are Assistant Commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police Mahmuda Khanam, two Sub-inspectors --  Md Khaled Uddin and Fafizul Islam -- of Chatgaon Police Station and two others -- Jalal Uddin...

Bhashantek Barbarism

Cops walk the criminals' way

Cops walk the criminals' way

With much of the evidence destroyed, facts distorted and identities manipulated by police, the physical and sexual assaults of 11 members of a family in a Bhashantek slum early this year sounds like an implausible story.  Released on bail, all the nine masterminds of the attack now roam boastfully about the labyrinthine slum, thanks...

‘Robber’ killed in Noakhali ‘shootout’

‘Robber’ killed in Noakhali ‘shootout’

A ringleader of a robbers’ gang was killed during a “shootout” with police in Chatkhil upazila of Noakhali early today. Five policemen including a sub-inspector were also injured during the incident, our Noakhali correspondent reports quoting Nasir Uddin, officer-in-charge (OC) of Chatkhil Police Station.  The deceased was identified as Khorshed Alam, 42, son of Abdur...

Violence in front of BNP Office

147 leaders, activists of 18-party indicted

A Dhaka court yesterday indicted 147 BNP-led alliance leaders and activists for assaulting police, blasting cocktails and creating panic near the Nayapaltan headquarters of BNP on March 11 last year. Among the indicted are BNP leaders Joynal Abdin Farroque, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed, Amanullah Aman and Jatiya Gonotantrik Party chief Shafiul Alam Pradhan. Soon after the court's order, a counsel for the accused Moslehuddin Jasim said police on that day last year had ransacked the BNP office and assaulted the then...

Launch Runs Aground

1,165 rescued after 12 hours

1,165 rescued after 12 hours

After being stranded for more than 12 hours, 1,165 passengers of a launch that got stuck in a hidden shoal in the Meghna river in Chandpur were rescued by police yesterday. The Patuakhali-bound launch, MV Sattar Khan-1, which began its journey from Dhaka around 7:30pm on Friday, hit the shoal at Aktel Point in...

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