Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in simultaneous drive recovered huge cash and gold ornaments from the house of Enamul and his brother Rupon , two Awami League leaders, in the city’s Wari area early Tuesday.
Tipped off, a team of Rab-3 conducted a drive at the house of AL Vice-president of Ganderia than unit Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan, joint general secretary of the same AL unit, at Lalmohon Saha Street in Wari around 1am.
They recovered huge cash, gold ornaments from their house, said Sujoy Sarkar, assistant superintendent of police (ASP) and deputy director (media), Rab headquarters.
Earlier on January 13, Enamul and Rupon were arrested from a house in Subadda area of Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital along with 12 mobile phone sets and Tk 40 lakh in cash.
Later the two siblings were put on a four-day remand each in two money-laundering cases.
They remained absconding since law enforcers raided their house at Gandaria in September last year and seized 8,072 grams of gold and Tk 5.5 crore in cash.
Four money-laundering cases were filed against them.
The siblings have 22 houses, mostly in old part of the city, 91 bank accounts where they have Tk 19 crore and five cars, said Imtiaz Ahmed, Deputy Inspector General (Organised Crime) of Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
The air quality in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka has become a big concern for its residents as it held the top position among cities in the world with worst air quality for the last couple of days, even on Tuesday morning.
It had an AQI score of 236 at 7:48am. The air was classified as ‘very unhealthy’ and in this state of air everyone may experience serious health effects.
When the AQI value is between 201 and 300, the entire population is more likely to be affected while children are advised to limit outdoor activities in this situation.
Moreover, the situation notifies health warnings of emergency conditions.
India’s Delhi and Pakistan’s Lahore occupied the second and third positions in the list of cities with the worst air quality with AQI scores of 233 and 198 respectively.
The AQI, an index for reporting daily air quality, informs people how clean or polluted the air of a certain city is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for them.
In Bangladesh, the AQI is based on five criteria pollutants – Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5), NO2, CO, SO2 and Ozone (O3).
The Department of Environment has also set national ambient air quality standards for these pollutants. These standards aim to protect against adverse human health impacts.
Dhaka has long been grappling with air pollution. Its air quality usually improves during monsoon.