Cox’s Bazar, Sept 12 (UNB) – Police arrested a female model with 200 pieces of contraband Yaba pills from Cox’s Bazar Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
The arrestee was identified as Shapna Akhter Kanta, 24, Rem show model star and short film producer and daughter of Mahmud Hasan of Nayapara in Narayanganj district.
Inspector Abdul Malek of Department of Narcotic Control (DNC) in Cox’s Bazar, said being informed form the airport authority, police arrested private aircraft passenger Kanta from the airport along with the Yaba pills.
On interrogation, she confessed that she was carrying Yaba pills with her bag. She is student of Mohammadpur Girl College in the capital and works as a model and actress linked with different organisations.
She came to Cox’s Bazar with her boyfriend Sujon and stayed overnight in a hotel here, the officer added.
Talking to UNB, Kanta said boyfriend Sujon gave her the Yaba pills.
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) – At least four people were killed in lightning strikes in separate places in three districts --Sunamganj, Satkhira and Bagerhat-- on Wednesday.
In Sunamganj, Hridoy Das, 14, son of Lulu Das of Joynagar village in Chhatak upazila, died on the spot being hit by a thunderbolt while netting fish in a haor in the village around 12:05 pm.
Another boy, Ranjan Das, was also injured in the incident, locals said.
In another incident, boatman Mamun Mia of Pirojpur district died on his boat when a thunderbolt struck him on the Shurma river, said Atiqur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Chhatak Police Station.
In Satkhira, a class-VIII girl was killed and three of her mates were injured as lightning struck them at Champaful area in Kaliganj upazila.
The deceased was identified as Bilkis Khatun, 14, daughter of Billal Khan of Saihati village in the same upazila.
Officer-in-charge of Kaliganj Police Station Hasan Hafizur Rahman said the four girls were hit by the thunderbolt around 4:30pm while attending private tuition class.
Later, she was taken to nearby Ashashuni Health Complex where duty doctor declared her dead.
In Bagerhat, a farmer named Bipul Haldar, 50, died as lightning struck him while he was working at his house’s cowshed at Rajapur village in Sharankhola upazila at noon.
Bogura, Sept 12 (UNB) – Police recovered the body of a ‘listed female drug trader’ from the Korotoa River near Matidali area in the district town on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Rani Begum, 35, wife of Mukhter Hossain of Chaksutrapur area in the district town.
Officer-in-charge of Bogura Sadar Police Station Abul Kalam Azad said locals found the body floating of Rani under Kalibala Bailey Bridge in the river around 2pm and informed police.
Later, police recovered the body and sent it ShahidZiaurRahman Medical College Hospital’s morgue for autopsy, he added.
A UD case was filed in this connection.
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB)- Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested two members of a fake cigarette making syndicate from Gazipur on early Wednesday.
The arrestees are—Md Morshed, 47, and Md Monir, 40.
A team of CID, led by its Demra Unit senior ASP Iqbal Hossain, conducted a drive at a godown in hondona crossing and arrested Morshed.
The specialized anti-crime unit seized 500 cartons containing fake cigarettes of various brands of cigarettes, including Gold Leaf, Star, Derly, Derody and Sholer worth around Tk 4.20 lakh from the godown, said ASP Iqbal.
Based on his statement, the CID team arrested Monir from Tongi area on Wednesday afternoon, he said.
During preliminary interrogation, the arrestees revealed that they were involved in marketing fake cigarettes for a long time evading Vat and Tax, he added.
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) - In a drive against unauthorised structures at Rokeya Sarani and Kazipara of Mirpur in the capital on Wednesday, Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) fined Tk 50 lakh to 19 buildings and business establishments.
A Rajuk Taskforce, led by its executive magistrate Jesmin Akhtar and authorised officer of Zone-3 Md Mubarak Hossain, conducted the drive at 26 holdings.
Of them, the owners of 19 buildings and business establishments were fined for using residential buildings and parking lots on commercial purposes.
Of them, Hatil Complex of Rokeya Sarani was fined Tk 20 lakh, Life Aid Hospital of Kazipara Tk 7 lakh, Wood Art Furniture Tk 5 lakh, Hera Furniture Tk 2 lakh, Akhtar Furnishers Tk 2 lakh, Luxury Furniture Tk 1 lakh, Sawdagar Furniture Tk 1 lakh, Oriental Furniture Tk 1 lakh, TVS Motorcycle showroom Tk 2 lakh and Honda Motorcycle showroom Tk 1 lakh.
Rajuk assistant authorised officers Ranjan Mandal and Md Ilias Mia and members of law enforcement and services agencies assisted the drive.