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  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 37 militant suspects among 3,192 held

    As part of a weeklong special crackdown, police in the first 24 hours arrested as many as 3,192 persons, including 37 suspected

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