Kushtia, Mar 24 (UNB) – An activist of ruling Awami League was killed by leader of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Jasad) in post-upazila polls violence at Lakshmipur village of Mirpur Upazila on Sunday evening.
The deceased was identified as Ujjal Pramanik, 35, son of Abdul Aziz of Lakshmipur village in the upazila.
Witnesses said Awami League supporters brought out a procession around 7 pm after the vote counting in Paharpur-Lakshmipur School polling center as their candidate bagged large number of votes in the upazila parishad elections.
When the procession reached Haziwahedmor area of the village, Jasad general secretary Habibur Rahman of Chitholia Union unit hurled a heavy metal object at the procession which hit Ujjal leaving him severely injured.
Later, doctors declared him dead after he was taken to the Upazila Health Complex.
Officer-in-Charge of Mirpur Police Station Abul Kalam said the cause of the death will be clear after getting the post-mortem report of the deceased.
In the 3rd phase, elections to 117 upazila parishads across the country ended on Sunday evening amid sporadic violence and allegations of vote rigging and other irregularities.
The first phase and second phase elections were held on March 10 and 18 respectively, while the fourth phase polls are scheduled to be held on March 31.
Dhaka, Mar 24 (UNB)- Special Task Forces have been formed by the Traffic Department of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) to bring discipline in the public transport in the capital.
The Traffic Department has formed four separate Special Task Forces, one each for Traffic East Division, West, North and Traffic South Division on Saturday. The Special Task Forces have started operation from today (Sunday) and it would be operated for the next one month till April 23, said Deputy Commissioner (Media) of the DMP Masudur Rahman.
Each Special Task Force consists of 4 additional deputy commissioners (ADC)/ assistant commissioner (AC), two traffic inspectors (TIs), two traffic sergeants and five constables.
Each Special Task Force will run from 9am to 6pm every day. It will conduct drive against public transports, which will violate traffic rules, in the important intersections by phases under their respective designated traffic divisions during the period.
The Special Task Force will enforce strict traffic laws against worn-out and unfit vehicles alongside recording videos of law breakers.
Dhaka, Mar 24 (UNB) – A tribunal here on Sunday acquitted Dhaka University teacher Prof Mohiuddin Ahmed, also chief coordinator of banned militant outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir Bangladesh, and three others in a case filed under the Anti-terrorism Act.
Dhaka Anti-terrorism Tribunal Judge Muzibur Rahman passed the order as Mohiuddin, a professor of the DU Institute of Business Administration, was not found guilty. The three others who got the acquittal are Abu Yousuf Ali, Kazi Morshedul Haque and Tanvir Ahmed.
The judge, however, sentenced two other absconding members of the militant outfit -- Saidur Rahman and Towhidul Alam – to two years’ imprisonment and fined them Tk 5,000 each in the case. They will have to serve three months more in jail if they fail to pay the penalty.
According to the case statement, police arrested some Hizb ut-Tahrir members when they were distributing leaflets and sticking posters outside the Taqwa Mosque at Uttara on April 18, 2010.
Petrol bombs were also recovered from their possession and later case was filed against them under the Anti-terrorism Act.