mass arrest | The Daily Star
  • Crammed beyond Capacity

    Prisons across the country are crammed with a record number of inmates, in some places three to seven times their capacity, as a result of the crackdown on illegal drugs and a “mass arrest” of BNP men over the last few months.

  • After Mass Arrest: Sad faces dot court premises

    Around noon yesterday, prison vans entering the court premises rang alive with party slogans being shouted by those inside.

  • 194 'militants' held in 7 days

    The weeklong special drive against militants ended yesterday with 17 suspected militants being arrested in the last 24 hours of the countrywide crackdown.

  • 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.