Rajshahi, Oct 13 (UNB) – Police recovered the body of a college student from a pond at Sarangpur in Godagari municipal area on Saturday morning two days after he had gone missing.
The deceased was identified as Joynal, 18, son of Khorshed of Char Harishpur village in Chapainawabganj district and an HSC 2nd year student of Godagari Government College.
Jahangir Alam, officer-in-charge of Godagari Police Station, said locals spotted the floating body in the morning and informed police.
Later, police recovered the body and sent to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Joynal used to study staying at his sister’s house at Sarangpur village and he went missing on Thursday noon.
Victim’s father and brother-in-law filed a general diary with Godagari Model Police Station on Friday.
Naogaon, Oct 13 (UNB) – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested two suspected arms traders ‘along with arms’ at Noidigi village in Atrai upazila early Saturday.
The arrestees are Alamgir Hossain, 46, and Abdul Jalil, 50.
Assistant Superintendent of police Swajal Kumar Sarker, now the company commander of Natore Rab-5 camp, said a team of Rab raided the house of Alamgir following a tip-off and arrested the duo ‘along with a shooter gun and three bullets’.
“Jalil was a top leader of an outlawed party,” said the Rab official without naming the outlawed party.
A case was filed.
Benapole, Oct 13 (UNB) – Customs officials arrested a man ‘along with 1.7kg gold powder’ at Benapole port here on Friday night.
The arrestee was identified as Alamgir, 42, son of Md Ibrahim Khalil, hailing from Chatkhil in Noakhali.
Belal Hossain Chowdhury, commissioner of the Benapole Port Customs, said port officials reportedly scanned Alamgir’s bag and spotted a packet of gold powder, worth about Tk 70 lakh,
while he was going to India.
Alamgir was allegedly carrying the gold powder mixing it with soil in the packet, which was proved through laboratory tests.
A case was filed.
Dhaka, Oct 12 (UNB) – A total of 88 fishermen were sentenced to different jail terms each in three upazilas in last 24 hours till Friday morning for catching hilsa from the Padma and Jamuna rivers defying a government ban.
In Shariatpur, a joint team of River Police and Fisheries department conducted drives in the Padma River on Thursday evening to Friday morning and arrested 44 fishermen along with three lakh meters of current net and 200 kgs hilsa from six fishing trawlers.
Later, Executive Magistrate Abdullah Al-Mamun, also upazila assistant commissioner (land), handed them different jail terms.
In Bhola, another mobile court sentenced 37 fishermen to one year jail each in sadar upazila.
Md Asaduzzaman, senior fisheries officer, said a joint team of Fisheries Department, coast guard and police conducted several drives in Meghna-Tentulia River and arrested 41 fishermen along with 10,000 meters of current nets.
Besides, the mobile court fined four fishermen to TK 5,000 each instead of sending them to jail for being underage.
In Sirajganj, a mobile court on Thursday night jailed 7 fishermen for 15 days jail term each for netting hilsa in Jamuna River at Ghorjan and Bhutermor areas in Chouhali Upazila.
The court also seized around 13,000 meters current net which was later set on fire.
The convicts are Abdul Malek, 23, Sohel Rana, 22, Ratan Sheikh, 20, Ershad Ali, 30, and Saiful Islam, 25, all hailing from Chaluhara village and Samsul Haque, 25, of Khaspukhuria village and Hanif Sheikh, 24, of Fulhara village of the same upazila.
Brahmanbaria, Oct 12 (UNB) – Members of National Security Intelligence (NSI) in a drive arrested two people along with some 248 sacks of Open Market Sales (OMS) rice at Islampur on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Bijoynagar upazila on Friday noon.
The arrestees were identified as Jamal Miah, 50, son of Nannu Miah of Champaknagar village in the upazila, and Abdur Rahim, 40, son of Ruhul Amin of Senbagh upazila in Noakhali district.
Md Nabir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Bijoynagar Police Station, said an NSI team conducted the raid on a tip-off and arrested the duo when they were taking the OMS rice to Sreemangal in Moulvibazar.