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  • A novel way of extortion!

    The use of an elephant to stop vehicles on the Gazipur-Pubail road to collect extortion money, as can be seen in a photograph published by this newspaper yesterday, although not uncommon in our country, should raise a number of questions. Questions that mostly concern animal rights.

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    Once upon a time city people have to go to the zoo or out into the jungle to see elephants. But now, people can find elephants, most of them in a sorry state, on many city streets as they are used for collecting money from the commuters. Take for example, people commuting through the Airport Road are seen panicking, when their vehicles were barred by an elephant, creating havoc on the road near Kuril flyover in Dhaka.

  • Kamal pledges tough actions against extortion

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says the government will deal with an iron hand, if anyone tries to extort the businessmen ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.

  • ‘Extortion by sergeant’: Court orders judicial probe

    A Dhaka court orders a judicial enquiry into an extortion case filed against a sergeant of Motijheel traffic (East Zone).

  • 3 burnt for ‘not paying extortion money’ in Dhaka

    Three people sustain burn injuries after a local Awami League activist allegedly hurled hot water at them for not getting extortion money in Old Dhaka.

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    ‘Extortionists’ gun down 2 in Narsingdi

    Two people are shot dead allegedly by extortionists in Bhagdi area of Narsingdi.

  • Rab detains Rab man for 'extortion'

    The Rapid Action Battalion yesterday detained one of its members and four others for allegedly extorting money from a man at Sonargaon in Narayanganj.

  • Rab man held over extortion in Narayanganj

    The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detain one of its members along with four people in connection with extortion in Narayanganj.

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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.

  • New way for extortion

    In a bizarre incident, cleaners of Dhaka City Corporations dump large quantity of stinky garbage in front of some business establishments in Gulshan after the offices refused to pay them ‘tips’.

  • Man stabbed and shot dead ‘by extortionist’ in Noakhali

    Man stabbed dead by extortionist in Noakhali Sadar upazila.

  • Jubo League attack Chandpur students, 40 hurt

    At least 40 were injured when ruling party’s youth wing Jubo League swooped on a procession brought out by the school students protesting extortion today.

  • Unite to establish democracy, Bangabandhu’s ideology: Dr Kamal

    Dr Kamal Hossain urges people to unite against terrorism, extortion, corruption, money laundering, looting and grabbing in order to establish democracy, and ideology of Bangabandhu.

  • Pakistan probes child abuse scandal

    Seven people have been arrested in eastern Pakistan on suspicion of involvement in a child sexual abuse and extortion scandal.

  • Extortion with help of DNCC officials

    The Daily Star's report on illegal toll collection by a gang of extortionists in collusion with DNCC staff highlights an undeniable fact.

  • Extortion on highways

    We welcome the decision to mount police vigil on highways to prevent extortion by lawmen and transport organisations during the rush Eid season.

  • Water transport workers go for indefinite strike

    Bangladesh Water Transport Workers’ Union go for an indefinite strike from today, protesting rampant extortion and attacks on its workers.

  • Instant action against extortion attempts: IGP

    IGP AKM Shahidul Haque says immediate action will be taken if any attempt of extortion is found on the highways during Ramadan.

  • 'Fake cops' held in Dhaka

    Police detained six people from Dhaka's Badda area who are said to have been involved with extortion identifying themselves as law enforcers.

  • Man shot in Dhaka

    A group of armed men shot an elderly man in the leg in Dhaka.