Dhaka, Dec 18 (UNB)- A total of 1016 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed in different parts of the country, including the capital, ahead of the national election slated for December 30.
BGB Pilkhana headquarters Public Relations Officer (PRO) Mohsin Reza confirmed the matter.
The border guards were deployed at different parts of the country in the morning to assist administration to avert untoward incidents centering the polls, he said.
Bagerhat, Dec 18 (UNB) – A staff of Fakirhat Upazila Health Complex received bullet wound in an attack by some miscreants in Kundupara area in the upazila headquarters on Monday night.
The injured was Oshim Kumar Chakraborty, 55, chief assistant of the health complex.
Jahidul Islam, officer-in-charge of Fakirhat Police Station, said that a gang of miscreants riding on a motorcycle appeared there and opened fire on Oshim when he was returning home around 9pm, leaving him injured with bullet.
Being rescued by locals, he was admitted to Khulna Medical College and Hospital.
Rajshahi, Dec 18 (UNB) – A Turkish national and a pick-up driver were killed in a road crash on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway at Senbhag in Puthia upazila on Monday night.
The deceased were driver Golap Hossain, 26, hailing from Madhupur upazila in Tangail district and Turkish national Abbasi, 40.
Mostafizur Rahman, in-charge of Poba Highway Police, said that the pick-up van overturned on the highway after being hit by a truck around 8:30pm and then a ‘Century Paribahan’ bus hit the pick-up van, leaving the driver dead on the spot and passenger Abbasi injured.
Later, the injured was taken to Puthia Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.
Meherpur, Dec 17 (UNB) – A court here on Monday granted bail to four Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men who were arrested in connection with a clash with police during a Victory Day programme at the District Stadium on Sunday.
The judicial magistrate court passed the order after hearing a bail petition.
Those granted bail are district BCL president Abdus Salam Badhon and three activists Ibrahim, Shishit and Ashik.
Additional Superintendent of Police Sheikh Mostafizur Rahman said BCL activist Imran was assaulting schoolboy Suruj Ali, 15, around 11am on Sunday while the Victory Day parade was going on at the stadium.
On-duty policemen detained Ibrahim as he refused to listen to their request to stop beating the schoolboy.
Being angered at the detention of their fellow, other BCL men tried to snatch Ibrahim from police which triggered a clash.
At one stage, the BCL activists pushed officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Rabiul Islam.
The clash left three policemen, including the OC, injured.
Later, police arrested the four BCL men and a case was filed against over 50 people, including eight named ones, in this connection.
Chattogram, Dec 17 (UNB) – Chattogram Returning Officer and Deputy Commissioner Md Elias Hossain expressed his ‘shock’, by way of reacting to an attack on BNP contestant for Chattogram-10 constituency Abdullah Al Noman.
The officer also directed the police to investigate the matter with urgency, as Noman addressed the allegations to him in a views-exchange meeting with candidates of 6 constituencies (Chattogram-4, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 11) at circuit house in the port city.
As a returning officer, Elias said he was pledge-bound to treat all candidates equally, and assured to provide the candi them a fair election atmosphere, he said.
Abdullah Al Noman said that he brought out a procession after gaining permission from police to inaugurate a victory rally at Nayabazar in Halishahar of the city.
“I and my followers came under attack by Jubo League men while I was delivering speech. I was cordoned off and the attackers tried to shoot me. I have that picture. Although I phoned some police officials immediately to protect me from the attackers, the police only came a long time later,” he alleged.
Divisional Commissioner Abdul Mannan, Additional Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Ctg Range Abul Foyz, Chattogram Metropolitan Police Additional Commissioner (Crime & Operation) Amena Begum, Regional Election Officer Md Hasanuzzaman, and many others administrative officials were present on the occasion.