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Kushtia JSD leader shot dead

A Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) leader was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Ahmedpur village in Mirpur upazila of the district on Monday. The dead, Ismail Hossain Panjer, 55 was vice-president of Mirpur upazila unit of JSD. Police quoted witness as saying that a gang of four sprayed bullets on Panjer when he along with two others was sitting at a tea stall at the village around 6:00am. Panjer died instantly. One Safi Mondol, 40, of the village received bullet wounds during...

Man held with 17kg gold

Police on Monday morning arrested a man and seized 150 gold bars, weighing 17 kilograms, at the capital's Gabtali. The arrestee Zahidul Islam alias Zahid, 30, was heading towards Gabtali bus terminal to board on a Jhenidah-bound bus. Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Darussalam Police Station, said a team of police intercepted Zahid at a check-post at around 8:15am, following his suspicious movement. After searching his luggage, police recovered the gold bars worth around Tk 6.45 crore, the OC said. In preliminary investigation, Zahid...

Cricket 'betting'

Indian national arrested in city

Indian national arrested in city

Police yesterday arrested an Indian citizen from the capital's Mirpur on charges of his alleged involvement in betting on international and domestic cricket matches. The arrestee was identified as Atanu Datta, of Regent Park, Kolkata, West Bengal. He was picked up around 1:45 pm, Imtiaz Ahmed, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Mirpur division), told The Daily Star. Atanu arrived in Bangladesh on March 15 and was staying back though his visa expired on March 31, according to his passport. Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner of DMP Media Wing, said police picked him up following information based on his alleged involvement in illegal activities in Bangladesh. Sub-Inspector Enamul Haq of Mirpur Police Station filed a...


Changing face of organised crime

IN the latest twist of spiralling crimes in the country, law enforcers busted a den that turned out to be a torture centre in DOHS, one of the city's posh residential areas. It is not merely shocking to find that the gang had managed to disguise their nefarious activities for as long as six months but also the composition of those complicit in the crimes perpetrated are all university students with one being affiliated to the ruling party student...

Rapist of minor girl arrested

Police yesterday arrested a sexagenarian from Boro Derahar village in Nandigram upazila of Bogra on the charge of raping a six-year-old girl twice. "We arrested Ahmad Ali, 62, after a case was filed in connection with the rape on Tuesday," said Akibul Islam, sub-inspector of Nandigram Police Station. According to the case statement, Ahmad raped the girl and forced the victim's family to leave home quietly through village arbitration. The incident happened in the first week of February. In the so-called arbitration...

3 cops held in city, 149 gold bars seized

3 cops held in city, 149 gold bars seized

Detectives detained four people including three policemen for misappropriating smuggled gold in the capital's Rampura area and recovered 149 gold bars from three districts. Detective Branch (DB) of Police detained the three policemen -- Manjurul Islam, a sub-inspector (SI), two constables Wahid and Akash (whose full name could not be known immediately) of Rampura...


'Arrest trade' by police

IT is learnt from reports that 101 police officials have been charged with the offence of  'releasing people after arresting them  in exchange for money.'  It is common knowledge that such dishonest practice exists in the police department. However, we would like to be assured by the fact that the government has finally not only taken notice of it, but has also issued orders to take action against the culprits. At this point, while we appreciate Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan's...

Four bodies recovered

Police yesterday recovered four bodies from Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga and Pangsha upazila in Rajbari. Of the bodies, one was recovered from Damurhuda while three others, including bullet-riddled bodies of two Awami League men of Kushtia's Khoksa upazila, were from Pangsha. Police said all the four were abducted and killed by members of an outlawed party. They, however, could not say what might be the reason behind any of the killings. Locals said criminals might have abducted the four from other districts...

Bid to sell textbooks in Pirgachha market, govt employee arrested

Police on Sunday night seized 8,000 textbooks meant for free distribution among school students in Pirgachha upazila of the district and arrested a class four government employee. The arrestee is Riazul Islam, 40, a class four employee of Pirgachha upazila secondary education office. Mokbul Hossain, officer-in-charge of Pirgachha Police Station, said locals caught Riazul near Model Government Primary School at the upazila headquarters at around 10:30pm while he was taking the books to the upazila market in four rickshaw-vans for sale. Being...

Star's Report

Cop arrested; HC weighs in

Law enforcers last night arrested Assistant Sub-inspector Abdur Rahman of Nazirpur Police Station in connection with the torture and sexual abuse of a 13-year-old madrasa girl in Nazirpur upazila of Pirojpur. The ASI was rounded up just hours after a boy filed a case with the police station in this connection under the pornography act. A van puller, the boy was also subjected to torture by the cop for accompanying the girl to a village fair, reports our Pirojpur correspondent. Rahman has...

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