cops arrest business

No political motive behind it

Claiming that the ongoing crackdown on militants was not politically motivated, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said the drive was being conducted as part of security measures following recent target killings and also on the occasion of Ramadan and ahead of Eid.

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

No political motive behind it

Claiming that the ongoing crackdown on militants was not politically motivated, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said the drive was being conducted as part of security measures following recent target killings and also on the occasion of Ramadan and ahead of Eid.

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Police now say focus to be on militants

In the face of heavy criticism over the mass arrests across the country, police now say their weeklong special crackdown will focus on militants only.

June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016

Blatant abuse of power

Incidents of police arresting people facing no criminal charges run counter to a Supreme Court verdict against the police's century-old discretionary powers of arrest on suspicion.

June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016

Arrest 'trade' goes on

Muhammad Jahidul Islam is an activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League. His entire family strongly supports the Awami League. Yet, in the case filed against Jahid, Sub-Inspector Anwarul Islam of Khoksa Police Station mentioned that the accused was held on suspicion that he and some others had met to plan subversive activities to topple the government.

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Crackdown a money spinner for some cops

Milon Hossain and his two friends were having fun standing by a road at Mominpur Adibashipara around 7:30pm on Saturday. Minutes before, he closed his small hardwire shop at Mominpur Bazar in Natore's Naldanga upazila.