Chapainawabganj, Dec 22 (UNB) – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested three suspected drug traders along with 1038 Yaba pills from Pirojpur in Shibganj upazila on Friday night.
The arrestees are Putu,42, son of Kutumuddin of Baliadighi Adolpara, Koraban, 35, son of late Bulu of Baliadighi Dakhshinpara of the upazila and Majid Shah, 32 son of late Azahar Ali of Suranpur in Bholahat upazila.
On information, a team of Rab-5 conducted the drive in front of a hotel of the area and arrested them along with the Yaba pills worth 5.19 lakh, said a press release.
Chattogram, Dec 21 (UNB) – At least five people sustained bullet injuries as miscreants opened fire on a campaign of Jatiya Party candidate from Chattogram-16 at Chambal inBashkhali upazila on Friday evening.
The rally of JaPa candidate Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury came under the attack in the evening, said Md Kamal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Bashkhali Police Station.
Afruzul Haque Tutul, additional police superintendent (South) of Chattogram, said Mahmudul’s supporters protested the attack by blocking Bashkhali-Chattogram road and disconnecting electricity supply in Bailchhari area.
The JaPa activists alleged that the supporters of Awami League MP and the party nominated candidate of the constituency Mostafizur Rahman carried out the gun attack.
Meanwhile, police brought the situation under control around 9 pm, said Afruzul Haque.
Police were conducting operation to arrest the attackers, he added.
Sirajganj, Dec 21 (UNB) - Hundreds of passengers have been suffering in a 15-kilometre-long tailback on Dhaka-Sirajganj highway in Kamarkhanda upazila since Friday morning.
The tailback was seen from Mofizmor of Konabari to Hatikumrul circular in the upazila since morning, creating huge sufferings of the commuters.
Many vehicles had to be bound to use alternative routes spanning 25 kilometers more than the actual distance from Chandaikona intersection in Bogura via Mulibari intersection to reach Dhaka, according to several vehicle drivers.
Abdul Quader Jilani, officer-in-charge of Hatikumurul Highway Police Station, said the traffic triggered on both sides of Nakla Bridge as a single lane of the road was kept closed following the construction works of the bridge.
Hundreds of goods-laden trucks and passenger buses were seen stranded on the road due to the slow movement of vehicles all day long.