Chattogram, Oct 26 (UNB) – Police arrested a local leader of Jamaat-e-Islami from his residence in the city’s Bakalia area on Thursday night.
The arrestee was identified as Prof Ahsan Ullah, nayeb-e-amir of city unit Jamaat-e-Islami.
Pranab Kumar, officer-in-charge of Bakalia Police Station, said a team of police in a drive arrested the Jamaat leader from his residence around 10:30 pm. Ahsan was wanted in a number of political cases, he said.
Sylhet, Oct 26 (UNB) – Police arrested five young men along with five sharp weapons from Laladighirpar in the city on Thursday.
The arrestees were identified as Mainul Islam Rana, 24, son of Fakhrul Mia, Manir Hossain, 18, son of Mustafa Hazi, Solaiman Ahmed, 19, son of Chunnu Mia, Imran Ahmed, 18, son of Helal Mia and Sultan Ahmed, 22 of the area.
Nure Alam, sub-inspector of Kotwali Police Station, said police arrested them as they were roaming in the area brandishing the weapons.
Gazipur, Oct 25 (UNB) – A man was killed and a child was severely burnt as a fire broke out at a colony in Payarabagan area under Bason police station in the city on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Sabed Ali, 80, while his niece Shimul, 8, was severely burnt.
At least 32 nearby shops were also gutted in the fire.
Md Akhteruzzaman, Deputy Director of Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defense, said the fire broke out from the quarters of Swapon Mia and Jarina of the area around 8:30pm and soon spread to nearby tin-shed houses. Sabed Ali was burned to death in his quarters, and his niece suffered severe burns before managing to escape. .
Shimul has been undergoing treatment at Gazipur Shahid Tazuddin Medical College Hospital.
On information, firefighters rushed in and doused the flame after half an hour’s frantic efforts, he added.
Dhaka, Oct 25 (UNB) – A Dhaka North City Corporation mobile court led an eviction drive in different areas of Mirpur on Thursday to remove illegal establishments.
The mobile court led by DNCC executive magistrate Md Sajid Anwar conducted the drive in the area from 10:30am to 2:30pm and evicted 200 establishments and recovered a total area of almost 25,000 square feet.
Besides, the mobile court also fined three bamboo warehouses a total of TK 60,000 for creating obstacles to public movement by keeping their bamboo supplies on roads.