Crime

2 Bangladeshis held in Malaysia for suspected IS link

  

PNS: Malaysian police said on Monday they had arrested four people, among them three foreigners, with links to an Islamic State cell based out of the southern Philippines.Muslim-majority Malaysia has been on high alert since an attack last January by Islamic State-linked militants in Jakarta, the capital of neighbouring Indonesia.The cell, operating out of the province of Mindanao, was led by a former university lecturer, Mahmud Ahmad, who is known to be a Malaysian member of Islamic...

Gold bars weighing 7kg seized at Dhaka airport

  

PNS: Customs officials at the Dhaka airport have found 60 gold bars weighing 6.96 kg inside the toilet of a Regent Airways plane.Custom officials said the gold bars were recovered from flight RX 724 which came from Oman’s Muscat.The plane was supposed to land in Chittagong, but dense fog at the port city forced the pilot to land in Dhaka.The officials recovered the gold bars acting on a tip-off.The estimated price of the gold bars is Tk3.5 crore.PNS/Baki Billah

25 shops in Dubai caught for illegally transferring money to BD

  

PNS: A crackdown across Dubai unearthed an illegal money transfer racket run by 25 shops, the Department of Economic Development (DED) revealed on Saturday.The shop operators lured Bangladeshi expatriates with the offer of cheaper money transfers to their home country. The transactions were done using an app called ‘Bkash,’ but the practice left the customers vulnerable to fraud.All 25 shops, which were involved in the illegal activity, were not authorised to offer remittance...

N’ganj 7-murder: Full verdict released

  

PNS: The Narayanganj court that sentenced 26 accused to death in connection with the sensational 7-murder case released the full verdict in the case on Sunday.Public Prosecutor Wazed Ali Khokon made the announcement while briefing reporters on the premises of the Narayanganj court.According to the full verdict, nine convicted members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have been fined from Tk 25,000 to Tk 50,000.Meanwhile, the chief convict in the case Nur Hossain was produced...

No headway in Tonu murder probe in 10 months

  

PNS: Though 10 months have elapsed since the murder of Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu, there is no visible progress in the investigation into the grisly murder case.The investigation agencies could neither identify the motive behind the killing nor the killers yet.Seeing no progress in the investigation, Tonu’s family members and relatives are getting more frustrated and impassionate.Sohagi Jahan Tonu, 19, a second-year history student of Comilla Victoria College and...

Member of outlawed PBCP killed in Pabna ‘gunfight’

  

PNS: An alleged member of outlawed Purba Bangla Communist Party (PBCP) was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Haludghar village in Santhia upazila of Pabna district early Monday.The deceased was identified as Razzak, 40, an accused in several cases including for murder and robbery.Pabna Rab-12 camp commander Bina Rani Das said a team of Rab was going for a drive at the village early in the morning.As their vehicle approached a bridge at...

Suspected JMB member held in Natore

  

PNS: Police arrested a suspected member of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from a house at Chadpur Pabnapara village in Sadar upazila on Friday night.The arrestee was identified as Fazlur Rahman, a resident of the village.On secret information, a team of Bogra police with the help of Natore police raided the house of Fazlur Rahman at the village around 11:15pm and arrested him, said Khairul Alam, additional superintendent of Natore police.The law...

MP Liton murder: 3 Jamaat-shibir activists detained

  

PNS: Police have arrested three Jamaat-e-Islami activists from different places in Sundarganj upazila of Gaibandha on early Saturday in connection with the killing of Gaibandha-1 MP Manjurul Islam Liton.Identities of the arrestees could not be confirmed yet.Atiar Rahman, OC of Sundarganj Police Station, said a team of police conducted raids at the houses of the trio at Shibram, Shobhaganj and Charkapashia villages in the upazila and arrested them in the dead of night.Liton was...

Cops detain another Gulshan attack ‘mastermind’

  

PNS: Police have arrested another ‘mastermind of the Gulshan Holey Artisan terror attack on late Friday.The detainee, ‘Rajib Gandhi’ alias ‘Subhash Gandhi’ alias ‘Gandhi’ might have played an important role in the Gulshan and Solakia terror attacks last year.Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s (DMP) spokesperson Masudur Rahman informed reporters about the arrest on Saturday.DMP’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit arrested Jahangir Alam alias ‘Gandhi’ from Tangail,...

NHRC wants power to investigate allegations against law enforcers

  

PNS: Kazi Reazul Hoque, the Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government to amend law so that the commission can investigate allegations of human rights violation against the law enforcers.He said those to Finance Minister AMA Muhith in a meeting at his Secretariat office on Thursday noon.After the meeting, he said the journalists that as per the current law, the commission cannot directly investigate the allegations of human rights violations by the...

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