Chuadanga, May 20 (UNB) – Police in a drive arrested 13 people, accused in murder, extortion and robbery cases, from an under-construction building at Shantipara in the district town on Sunday night.
The arrestees are Akash, Ramim, Mostafa Madan, Golam Rasul Titu, Zahir Uddin Badal, Bahauddin, Evon, Kajol, Piyas, Ashraf, Alamin, Kalu Sheikh and Liton.
Tipped off that a gang of terrorist was staying in the 4-storey under-construction building, a team of police surrounded it around 11pm, said Abu Zihad Fakhrul Alam Khan, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.
After the two-hour drive, police arrested them from different rooms and toilets of the building.
Mahbubur Rahman, superintendent of Chuadanga police, said the terrorists gathered in the building for working out a plan either to stage an act of sabotage or commit a big robbery.
Among the arrestees, Akash is the prime accused in the businessman Golam murder case, while Ramim, Titu and Badal are listed terrorists and nine others accused in different drug-related cases.
Rangamati, May 20 (UNB) – A local Jubo League leader was gunned down by armed terrorists at Naikhongchhora in Rajasthali upazila on Sunday night.
The victim was identified as Kya Hla Ching Marma, president of Bangalhalia Ward unit of Jubo League.
Ashraf Uddin, officer-in-charge of Chandraghona Police Station, said a gang of terrorist stormed into Chongkla’s house around 11pm and opened fire on him, leaving him dead on the spot.
On information, police and army men visited the spot.
Dhaka, May 20 (UNB) –Three suspected hijackers and a drug trader were killed in reported gunfights in Dhaka, Chattogram and Cumilla early Monday.
In Dhaka,two suspected hijackers were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in HazaribaghBeribadh area of the capital early Monday.
The deceased were identified as Munir, 46, and Giasuddin, 42.
According to Rab sources, a gang of hijackers hijacked a covered van carrying nine tonnes of tea of Ishpahani Tea Ltd from Srimangal five-six days ago.
Acting on information that the hijackers would take the van to Old Dhaka, a team of Rab-2 set up a checkpost in front of Madhu City under Hazaribagh Police Station.
When the van was crossing the checkpost around 2:45am, the team challenged it.
Sensing the impending danger, the hijackers reportedly opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to fire back.
After a brief gunfight, the elite force recovered the bodies of van driver Munir and his helper Gias from the spot, said Superintendent MohiuddinFaruqi of Rab-2.
They also recovered a pistol from the spot.
Two Rab personnel were also injured in the gunfight.
In Chattogram, Md Monsur, 40, a listed hijacker of Chattogram Metropolitan Police and also an accused in eight cases and leader of a hijacking gang, was killed in the reported gunfight with police in Pologround area under Kotwali Police Station.
Mohammad Mohsin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said that a patrol team of police chased a gang of muggers when they snatched a bag of woman from a CNG-run auto rickshaw in Tigerpass area at night.
When, the auto-rickshaw carrying the hijackers reached Pologround area, they opened fire on police, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.
After the gunfight, police rescued bullet-wounded Monsur from the spot.
Later, the injured was taken to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Police recovered a pistol, five rounds of cartridges, five bullet shells and three mobile phones and the auto rickshaw from the spot.
In Cumilla, suspected drug trader Selim Miah, 45, son of Ali Ahmed, was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Golabari in Sadar upazila around 1am.
Lt Col Abu Mohammad Mohiuddin, commanding officer BGB-10 battalion, said that a special team of BGB conducted a drive in the border area.
Sensing the presence of the BGB team, the drug traders opened fire on them, prompting them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.
Selim received bullet wound during the gunfight and doctors declared him dead when he was taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital.
They also recovered 2000 Yaba pills which were tied up with the body.
Dhaka, May 19 (UNB) - Bangladesh Bank has raised the transaction limit of banking through mobile financial services (MFS).
According to a Bangladesh Bank circular issued on Sunday, an account holder can do cash-in on five occasions a day and the total amount of cash will be Tk 30,000 instead of existing Tk 15,000.
The total number of monthly cash-in will be 25 instead of existing 20 and the total amount will be Tk 2 lakh instead of Tk 1 lakh.
A mobile account holder can make five cash-out transactions a day instead of existing two and can withdraw Tk 25,000 instead of existing Tk 10,000 in a day while monthly total cash-out transactions could be 20 amounting to total Tk 1.5 lakh.
Earlier, the limit of daily maximum number of cash-out transactions was two with Tk 10,000 and monthly transaction limit was Tk 50,000.
An MFS account holder can have a balance of Tk 3 lakh in his/her account, the BB circular said, adding that the MFS service has been playing a very important role in e-commerce, remittance sending from abroad, and also in other businesses.
To promote such business, the BB has taken the decision to enhance the ceiling of mobile banking transactions, it said.
At present, a number of MFS services, including bKash, M-cash and U-cash, are in place through which a huge amount of money is being transacted every day.
Chandpur, May 19 (UNB) – A court here on Sunday sent a teenage boy to the Juvenile Correctional Centre in Tongi of Gazipur for reportedly raping a seven-year-old girl at Razargaon village in Hajiganj upazila on Thursday.
Officer-in-charge of Hajiganj Police Station Md Abdur Rashid said the teen was produced before the court when it ordered to send him to the juvenile correctional centre.
The victim is a first grader who lost her mother three months back and was living with her stepmother and grandmother as her father works in Dhaka.
On Thursday, the teenage boy violated the minor girl and fled, the OC said.
Later, the ailing victim informed the matter to her grandmother. Police arrested the ‘rapist’ on Saturday after victim’s father filed a case in this regard.