• A rickshaw-puller's plight

    The horrifying news of a rickshaw puller shot by cops during an alleged extortion drive has, once again, brought to the fore the unethical and illegal practices of our law enforcement agencies.

  • Don't harass people on suspicion

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia yesterday asked officers not to “unnecessarily harass people on suspicion” or “by showing them arrested in cases”.

  • Student-cop scuffle at Karwan Bazar

    A scuffle between police and a group of Dhaka University students takes place at Karwan Bazar intersection in Dhaka.

  • Cop among 2 killed in Comilla road crash

    Two people including a constable of highway police killed and three others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla.

  • Dept will not take responsibility for cops’ personal crimes: IGP

    The police department will not take responsibility of any personal crime committed by policemen, Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque.

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    Barisal city cop suspended for ‘extortion’

    A Barisal police official has been suspended after a primary investigation found him guilty of extortion and harassing two businessmen.

  • 1 dead in Jessore ‘Jubo League infighting’

    A local Jubo League supporter was killed and three others injured last night in what police said was an internal clash in Jessore Sadar upazila.

  • Don’t be scared of fireworks tomorrow night: DMP

    The night sky above the Rajarbagh Police Lines Parade Ground in the capital will be ablaze with fireworks tomorrow to mark the 41st founding anniversary of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

  • ‘Sexual abuse by cop’: Court orders judicial inquiry

    Dhaka court orders judicial inquiry into allegation of sexual abuse of a female university student by a sub-inspector of Adabor Police Station. Police authorities suspend him this morning and form a probe committee.

  • 2 killed in clash over playing music loud

    Two persons were killed in clashes between two groups over playing high-pitched music at a wedding in Bancharampur upazila yesterday.

  • PM's call to the police

    The prime minister's call to the police to uphold the rule of law without any exception is timely and laudable. Unfortunately, it appears to be out of sync with the realities on the ground.

  • Shibir 'planned riot in Ctg'

    The police claim to have thwarted an Islami Chhatra Shibir bid to create communal violence in Chittagong.

  • Don't harass people

    President Abdul Hamid yesterday asked policemen to give special attention so that nobody is harassed by them while they carry out their duties.

  • Ctg cops blame Shibir for plot to create riots

    Police in Chittagong blames Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, for plotting to create communal riots for ousting the government.

  • Opinion: Police should now start using body-cam

    Should we be surprised that police did not find their own fault in the assault of Rabby, the Bangladesh Bank official, who was picked up by a patrol police team while he was coming out of an ATM booth late in the night, tortured and then robbed? We strongly believe such incidents should not be probed by police themselves but by a separate body. The National Human Rights Commission can coordinate such probes.

  • Cops may not get separate division

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday did not accept the police demand for forming a separate division for the force and giving it the job of airport security.

  • Don't allow injustice

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the police officials to take strong action against those committing crimes and injustice, no matter how influential they are or what political affiliation they have.

  • Don’t allow any injustice, PM tells cops

    P Hasina asks police to deal with injustice with strong hands even if it is done by any politically influential person. She advises police to communicate with her if the offender is a leader of Awami League.

  • Police oppose external probe

    The police have once again demanded that the home ministry scrap the two committees formed last year to investigate allegations of corruption, irregularities and other serious allegations against cops.

  • Public order and its discontents

    A concerned commentator feels uneasy at the modus operandi of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police in laying down conditions for holding...

  • Police or politician?

    We are flabbergasted by the comments made by officer-in-charge of Hatibandha Police Station, of a decidedly political nature, at two consecutive programmes at which 1100 former BNP and JP activists formally joined the AL at Gaddimiri union.

  • ‘Drug peddler’ hurt in ‘gunfight’ with Joypurhat cops

    An alleged drug peddler has been injured in a reported gunfight with police at Fiskar Haat in Joypurhat’s Panchbibi upazila.

  • Journo among 2 held with firearms

    Detectives arrested two persons with firearms and sharp weapons in Mymensingh town early yesterday.

  • Feud over money?

    Saturday's five-murder in Narayanganj was an act of unprofessional people and the victims died of head injuries caused by abrupt hitting by heavy objects, police and doctors said.

  • 10 cops disciplined

    Salary increments and promotions of 10 members of Barisal Metropolitan Police (BMP), accused of creating a joint bribe fund to quicken their promotion, have been halted.

  • Country now ‘security state’: Fakhrul

    Bangladesh has turned into a “security state,” BNP acting secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said today.

  • Torturer cops Masud, Akash suspended

    Dhaka police suspends two sub-inspectors (SI) for torturing two officials in Mohammadpur and Jatrabari. SI Masud Shikder of Mohammadpur Police Station and SI Arshadul Islam Akash of Jatrabari Police Station were suspended for beating up and allegedly threatening central bank official Golam Rabbi on January 9 and DSCC Conservancy Officer Bikash Chandra Das yesterday respectively.

  • Six killed by bomb at Turkey police HQ

    A car bomb blast has hit a police headquarters in south-eastern Turkey, killing six people and wounding at least 39, officials say.

  • Police for ending political push

    The police headquarters is mulling a new mechanism to recruit constables as part of efforts to stop the flow of inefficient people in the force through corruption and political influence. Under the new system, officials at the police HQ will prepare a 40-mark question paper for written tests and evaluate the answer sheets. The job is now done by a committee headed by the superintendent of police (SP) of the district concerned.

  • BB chief writes to IGP seeking justice for tortured official

    Bangladesh Bank governor in a letter called upon the police chief to ensure justice for alleged police torture of an official of the central bank.

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