Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – Reported gunfights in Maheshkhali and Teknaf upazilas in Cox’ Bazar district and Sonargaon upazila in Narayanganj district between police and ‘criminals’ early Sunday left a suspected terrorist and two drug peddlers dead.
In Cox’s Bazar, the suspected terrorist Mohammad KarimProkash, alias Mahmud Karim, son of Yusuf Ali and an accused in several cases, including that of murder and robbery, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at ShaplarDeba in in Maheshkhali,
On information, police conducted a drive in the area in the early morning, said Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Maheshkhali Police Station.
Sensing the presence of police, the ‘terrorists’ opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.
After the gunfight, police recovered the body of Karim from the spot.
Besides, suspected drug trader Imran HossainProkash, son of AzizulHaque of PaschimSikdarpara, was killed in what was said to be a gunfight with police in Dorgarchhora of Teknafupazila.
Tipped off that a gang of drug traders gathered in the area for Yaba trading, police conducted a drive there, said Ranjit Kumar Barua, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station.
Sensing the presence of police, the OC claimed, the drug traders made a gun attack on them, prompting them to fire back.
After the drug traders fled the scene, the police team spotted the bullet-hit body of Imran, the OC said.
Three policemen were also injured in the gunfight, he said.
Police recovered two firearms, some bullets and 7,000 Yaba pills from the spot.
In Narayanganj, a suspected drug peddler, Ali Noor, 50, was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Chilarbag area in Sonargaon upazila.
Police arrested drug traders Ali Noor, accused in 25 drug related cases, and Masud Rana, 24, in a drive early Sunday.
Later, a team of police conducted another drive along with the arrestees in the area around 5:30am.
Sensing the presence of police in the area, Ali Noor’s cohorts opened fire them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight which left Noor dead on the spot.
The gang also snatched Masud from police custody.
Police recovered 300 Yaba tablets, one shooter gun, four round of bullets and 1 and half kg hemp from the spot.
London, Sept 30 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday arrived here on her way back to Dhaka concluding her weeklong visit to the United States to attend the 73rd UN General Assembly session.
A British Airways flight, carrying the Prime Minister, landed at Heathrow International Airport at 7:15 am (local time).
Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Nazmul Qaunine received the Prime Minister at the airport.
After several hours of stopover here, Sheikh Hasina will leave London for home by a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at 06:20 pm (local time) today.
The flight is expected to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 09:25 am on Monday.
Dhaka, Sept 29 (UNB) - Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Javed Patwary on Saturday said a new police team specializing in fighting cybercrime will be formed soon.
The IGP revealed this after attending a programme at the Armed Police Battalion (APBN) headquarters Parade Ground in the city’s Uttara.
“Cybercrime is the biggest challenge facing law enforcement agencies around the world as well as Bangladesh,” Dr Patwary said. “A new police team is being prepared to face the challenge so that no one can create anarchy by spreading rumors using social media.”
He warned that rumor-mills would be working overtime to spread confusion as the national elections are knocking on the door. The police are already working to prevent any “cyber anarchy”, the country’s top cop further said.
Meanwhile, all metropolitan and district police units have been asked to remain alert and monitor social media to protect cybercrime.
Dhaka, Sept 29 (UNB)- A fire has broken out in the Jamaibazar area of the city’s sprawling Korail slum, as of Sunday night.
Sources at the Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters control room said the fire originated at around 9:30 pm.
Four firefighter units rushed to the spot and started bringing the fire under control, said on-duty officer of the control room without being able to elaborate immediately.
Jashore, Sep 29 (UNB) – A teenager is understood to have committed suicide on Saturday after he was brutally tortured for allegedly stealing Tk 500 from his workplace.
The deceased was identified as Sumon Hossain, 17, son of domestic worker Nazma Begum.
Sumon had been working at a fish depot owned by one Abul Hossain aka Chhoto Abul for past four years, according to his grandfather Subidar Rahman.
Manager of the depot Alauddin, accusing Sumon of stealing Tk 500, had tortured him till 11 PM at night on Friday. When Sumon’s mother went pleading mercy for her boy, she too was harassed by Alauddin – the likely trigger for Sumon’s suicide.
Although his mother was able to bring him home, after she left
for work early next morning, Sumon hanged himself. She was to find the body on her return.
The body was sent to Sadar Hospital for autopsy, said inspector of Monirampur Police Station Enamul Haque.
Locals said Alauddin, the warehouse manager who inflicted what should correctly be seen as child abuse on Sumon and harassed his mother, was trying to settle the matter with money.
Owner Abul Hossain defended the manager and blamed the victim through unverifiable claims.
Police meanwhile are sticking to the “no one filed complaint” script.