2 Indians held on border
Our Correspondent, Chapainawabganj
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) early yesterday arrested two Indian citizens on charge of entering Bangladesh illegally through Chawkpara frontier in Shibganj upazila. The arrestees were Kartik Mandal, 25, son of Ashutosh Mandal of Sultanpur village of Malda in Paschimbanga and Khudi Mandal, 21, son of Binoy Mandal of the same village. Lt Col Manzurul Alam, commanding officer of BGB-9, said a patrol team of BGB arrested Kartik and Khudi on the border when they entered the Bangladesh territory around 12:30am.
Sons kill octogenarian father
Our Correspondent, Comilla
An octogenarian man was stabbed to death allegedly by his three sons for land in Monoharganj upazila yesterday. The deceased was identified as Haji Abdul Karim, 85, of Patua Kandi village of the upazila. Police and locals said the incident occurred following a feud between Abdul Karim and his three sons -- Ohidullah, Fayezullah and Shahidullah -- over a piece of land at about 5am. At one stage, the three sons stabbed their father with sharp weapons, killing him on the spot. All the three went into hiding after the incident.
Man held by BSF dies
A Bangladeshi man, who was picked by members of Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) from Hapania border in Sapahar upazila on Saturday, died at a hospital in India on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Faruq Hossain, son of Enamul Haque of Beldanga village of the upazila. Commanding Officer Ltd. Col. Anwar Hossain of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Battalion-46 told UNB that BSF troops had caught two cattle traders -- Faruq and Ziaur Rahman -- after a hot chase when they were entering India illegally on Saturday morning. They were admitted to Maldah hospital in India as they fell sick after being tortured by BSF, he claimed. Later, Faruq died at the hospital, he said.
BNP men sent to jail
Our Correspondent, Comilla
Twenty-one BNP leaders and activists were sent to jail in the cases under Explosive Act in Muradnagar upazila yesterday. Senior Judicial Magistrate Shafiqul Islam passed the order after rejecting their bail prayers. The accused include senior advisor of district (North) unit of BNP Alhaj Golam Kibria. A few bombs were exploded at the time of a clash between police and BNP men during a shutdown on March 5 this year.
Our Correspondent, Khagrachhari
Army personnel recovered 51 bullets from Mollapara area under Panchhari upazila yesterday. Officer in-charge of Panchhari police station Alamgir Hossain said, acting on a secret information, army men raided a Punchhari bound jeep from Taindong and seized the bullets along with a military dress. However, none was arrested, said the OC.