Crime

Police raids suspected militant den Sylhet

  

PNS: A house at Shibari in Dakkhin Surma upazila of Sylhet was cordoned off by law enforcers on Friday.The cordoned house is suspected to be a militant hideout.Additional deputy commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police Jedan Al Musa said a team of police cordoned off the house around 3 am.“We suspect militants are hiding in that building,” said Police’s additional commissioner Rokonuddin.Local residents said they have heard sounds of explosions and gunfire.The building...

killer Ex-husband held

  

PNS: Khan Firobin alias Robin, former husband and accused of the murder of private bank employee Arifun Nesa Arifa, who was hacked to death near her Central Road residence earlier this month was arrested from Tangail on Friday.According to said Mohammad Yusuf, additional deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Robin was held from Dhonbari upazila, Tangail around 5:00 am.The 25-year-old banker, a former student of Eden College, was stabbed on her neck by her ex-husband...

Mufti Hannan seeks presidential clemency

  

PNS: Mufti Hannan and his aid Sharif Shahedul Alam Bipul seeked presidential clemency against their death sentences on Wednesday.The Kashimpur High Security Jail authorities read out the Supreme Court verdict that upheld its order confirming his death penalty for the 2004 grenade attack on then UK high commissioner to Bangladesh Anwar Chowdhury to Huji chief Mufti Abdul Hannan.“The copy of the verdict was read out to Mufti Hannan. He told us that he would file mercy petition to the...

Report finalised against first Pak soldier

  

PNS: Charges have been finalised against a former member of the Pakistani Army by war crimes investigators in Bangladesh.The person in question, Muhammad Shahidullah, was a Bengali captain during the Liberation War,and will be the first Pakistani Army personnel to face charges at the International Crimes Tribunal.Shahidullah was linked to three incidents of crimes against humanity including murder, abduction, torture, arson and looting during the 1971 war.PNS/Baki Billah

5 JMB militants arrested in Dhaka

  

PNS: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested five militants of banned outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from different areas of Dhaka.A text message floated from the elite force said two among them were engineers.However, the identity of the detainees was not revealed.RAB sources said the alleged militants belong to Sarwar-Tamim faction of the terror group.The SMS also claimed that ‘Jihadi’ books and bomb making materials were recovered from their...

Militants buried as unclaimed bodies

  

PNS: Charity foundation Anjuman Mofidul Islam buried the bodies of three Sitakunda raid ‘militants’ as their family refused to take custody of them.The three were buried at Chaitanya lane 22 Mahalla graveyard yesterday 4:00pm.The three are Kamal Hossain, his wife Jubaida Yasmeen and their child.Earlier, family members of militant couple, who were killed along with their child during a special drive at Premtala in Sitakunda upazila, refused to receive their bodies.“They’ve...

2 ‘militant dens’ in Ctg city cordoned off

  

PNS: Police have cordoned off two alleged militant dens in Akbar Shah and Kattoli areas of Chittagong city.Acting on a tip-off, police cordoned off a house no. 40/41 in Akbar Shah area around 4:00pm.Another house in Kattoli area under Pahartali Police Station has been cordoned off following similar intel.Further details could not be known immediately.PNS/Baki Billah

Dinajpur ‘Pir’ murder suspect arrested

  

PNS: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the alleged killer of the “pir” and his female attendant who were killed by being stabbed and shot in Dinajpur on March 13.The suspect Md Shafiqul Islam Babu, 28, son of Azimuddin Shah, hailing from Doula village in Bochaganj upazila in Dinajpur, was arrested by a RAB-13 team from Bhurungamari upazila of Kurigram last night, according to RAB.“Pir” Farhad Hossain Chowdhury, 65, and his female attendant were murdered at Kaderia Mohammadi...

6 Myanmar nationals held with large Yaba haul in Ctg

  

PNS: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested eight people, including six Myanmar nationals, along with six lakh pieces of Yaba tablets at Patenga in Chittagong on Saturday night.Tipped-off, a team of the elite force conducted a ride in the area around 11:30pm, said Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police Mintanu Rahman of Rab-7.Six Myanmar citizens and two Bangladeshis were arrested while RAB seized the consignment of six lakh contraband pills from their...

Man ‘carrying bombs’ killed in Khilgaon RAB checkpost

  

PNS: An unidentified miscreant was killed and two Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members were injured in an attack on a RAB checkpost in the city’s Khilgaon area early Saturday.Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of legal and media wing of Rab headquarters, said the miscreant riding a motorcycle made the attack with explosives on the checkpost of Rab-3 around 4:35am.Seeing the attacker, the RAB members fired upon him, leaving him mortally wounded. The miscreant succumbed to his wounds after...

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