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‘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...


Lawmen breaking law

Both our editorials today demonstrate the disregard our leaders and public servants have for the people who elect them and whom they are supposed to serve. THE photograph of the police vehicle breaking traffic rule on the busy Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue as carried by the Monday issue of this paper speaks for itself. Albeit it was by chance that the errant driver of the vehicle was caught in the act in the photojournalist's camera, this kind of flouting of...

Two war crimes suspects held

Police yesterday arrested two suspected war criminals in Netrakona for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed in the district during the Liberation War in 1971. Obaidul Haque alias Abu Taher and Ataur Rahman alias Nani, alleged Razakars and residents of Mokhterpara in Netrakona, were held around 11:30am, about an hour after the International Crimes Tribunal-1 had issued warrants of arrest. Earlier in the morning, prosecutor Mukhlesur Rahman Badal filed a petition seeking their arrest as an investigator had found...

Ten pieces of a woman's body found

Police recovered 10 pieces of a woman's body from the capital's Uttara yesterday. Uttara Paschim police found eight pieces of the woman's hands and legs at sector 5 and Turag police found two pieces of her body about a kilometre away in Chandalbhog area. Police are trying to recover the head. They have yet to identify the victim, presumably aged about 35, but said all the body parts belonged to the same woman. Law enforcers are working to find out the culprit(s)...

Police foil demo for Tuba workers

Law enforcers did not allow garment workers to stage their scheduled demonstrations in Savar and Ashulia industrial areas yesterday. A group of workers tried to demonstrate at Ashulia around 5:00pm, demanding outstanding pays and Eid bonuses for the staff of five units of Tuba Group. "Law enforcers beat the workers to thwart the demonstration," alleged Shahidul Islam Sabuj, finance secretary of Garment Workers Unity Forum. A total of 10 workers were injured in Savar and Ashulia, he claimed. Police outright denied the allegation. "There's...

Cops foil Jamaat anti- broadcast policy rally

Police yesterday charged baton on Jamaat and Shibir men at city’s Arambag when they were holding meeting in the area protesting the “National Broadcast Policy.”   Four suffered injury while police detained eight leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing—Islami Chhatra Shibir, said a Jamaat leader. Jamaat held the rally,m first time after the January 5 election. BM Farman, officer-in-charge of Motijheel Police Station however, told The Daily Star that members of the law enforcing agency dispersed Jamaat-Shibir men soon after their...

29 missing as boat sinks in Bay

Twenty-nine people went missing as a Malaysia-bound motorboat sank during a storm near Shamitipara area in the Bay of Bengal yesterday morning. The boat had set sail with 30 passengers from Bakkhalir Mohona area on Saturday evening to go to the neighbouring country illegally. Shaheen, who hails from Narsingdi, was the only lucky man who could be rescued by the locals. He was being treated at Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital. The 35-year-old said they were illegally going to Malaysia with the help...

8 DIGs transferred

8 DIGs transferred

Eight deputy inspector general (DIG) or equivalent ranked police officers were transferred today in a latest reshuffle in police. DIG Nawsher Ali of Chittagong range police was replaced by Chittagong Metropolitan Police commissioner Mohammad Shafiqul Islam. Nawsher has been posted as the DIG of Telecommunication & Information Management (TIM), Dhaka, says a press release. DIG...

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