Crime

Siddiqur back home, wants justice

  

Pns: njured Titumir college student Siddiqur Rahman wants the government to punish the policemen who would be found responsible for his eyesight loss.“I am a victim. Personally, I have no anger against anyone. But if they [policemen] did excess, authorities should take action,” he told reporters after arriving at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday afternoon.“Sacrifice of my blood and eyes will be worthwhile if congenial educational atmosphere returns to the seven...

Aug 17 series blast: 14 JMB men get 20 yrs jail in Tangail

  

Pns: A court here on Tuesday sentenced 14 members of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to 20 years imprisonment in a case filed under the Special Powers Act. The convicts are-Enayetullah of Gopalganj district, Arman Bin Azad, Abdullah Al Mamun, Russel, Habibur Rahman Habib, Mizan, Abdul Ahad, Habil Uddin, Rustam Ali, Tarik, Yeamin Mia of Tangail district, Delwar Hossain of Narayanganj district, Shahidul Islam Shahid of Bagerhat district and Abdullah Al Tasnim of Dhamrai in...

Bogra rape victim taken to Rajshahi safe home

  

Pns: The female student who was allegedly raped by Sramik League leader Tufan Sarkar was taken to a safe home and her mother to a support centre in Rajshahi on Monday night. Senior jail superintendent of Bogra Mokarram Hossain said the girl and her mother were taken to Rajshai under police security around 9 pm. After their medical treatment, the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal on Monday ordered the authorities concerned to send them to safe home for their security.On...

Banasree house maid's death: Owner, security guard on 3-day remand

  

Pns:A Dhaka court on Saturday placed two main accused Moin Uddin, owner of the house and security guard,Tofazzal Hossain Tipu, on a three -day remand in a case filed over death of a house maid, Laily Begum, 25 in the city’s Banasree area. Metropolitan Magistrate AKM Moin Uddin Siddique passed the order today.The court also denied the bail petition of another accused Shahnaz, wife of Moin Uddin and sent her to jail for interrogation.Doctors at Dhaka Medical College Hospital...

Biswajit murder: HC verdict Sunday

  

Pns: On Sunday, the High Court will deliver its verdict on the death reference and appeals in the sensational murder of Biswajit Das, who was hacked in broad daylight by ruling party men.The HC bench of Justice Md Ruhul Quddus and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty is expected to deliver judgement as the item have been included as second in the cause list.Earlier on July 17, the judges fixed August 6 for announcing the verdict after concluding hearing arguments on the matter for 15...

Father ‘wanted son’, burns baby girl alive

  

Pns: A father has burnt alive his baby daughter, allegedly upset that his wife gave birth to a girl instead of a boy in Narayanganj, an adjacent district of capital Dhaka.The deceased was Jannatul, nine months old, reports our local correspondent quoting a complaint filed at Sonargaon Police Station in this connection.Jahirul Islam, an electrician and son of Sikom Ali in Sonargaon upazila, was married to Kulsum Begum last year, said Sazia Begum, mother of the latter.He was...

6 Barisal cops closed over case against UNO

  

Pns: Six policemen who were on duty on the court premises when UNO Gazi Tariq Salman was sent to jail in a defamation case were closed to the District Police Lines on Saturday.Assistant Police Commissioner of Barisal Metropolitan Police Nasir Uddin Mallick said the six police personnel -- sub-inspector Nripen Das, assistant sub-inspectors Sachin and Mahabub, and constables Jahangir, Selim and Sujan -- were closed for administrative reasons.On July 19 last, a Barisal CMM court sent...

CIID raid 6 outlets of Apan Jewellers

  

Pns: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) raided six shops of Apan Jewelers in different parts of the city and seized ornaments worth Tk 85.38 crore yesterday following allegations of smuggling and discrepancies in their sale and purchase of gold and precious stones. The seized ornaments, which include 286kg of gold and 61 grams of diamond, were kept in custody of the shops as per the law. However, the shops can no longer sell these seized items.The raid took...

5 killed during raid at Rajshahi ‘militant den’

  

Pns: Four suspected militants and a law enforcer were killed while some others injured after a raid in what is believed to be a militant hideout in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi. Among the four militants is a woman. Some people are said to have been rescued at the scene, Hibjur Alam Munsi, officer-in-charge of Godagari Police Station, told The Daily Star.The law enforcers, comprising of Rajshahi district police, cordoned off a tin-shed house in Habajpur area since 3:00am suspecting that...

Arms smuggling, on the rise in CHT

  

Pns: The demand for sophisticated arms has increased among regional political parties, militant groups and national political parties, according to sources in law enforcement agencies and regional political parties. Various kinds of arms, such as AK-22 automatic rifles, G-3 rifles, MK-11 rifles, AK-47, AK-56, M-16 rifles, nine mm pistols and hand grenades are entering the country from Myanmar and India, through the porous borders along the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), the sources added....

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