Chattogram, Dec 15 (UNB) – Police arrested four people, including city BNP Office Secretary Tinku Das, while they were allegedly consuming Yaba pills at Chaitannogoli area under Kotwali Police Station on Friday night.
The other arrestees Firoz Alam, 32, Md Shahjahan, 50, Md Baki, 39.
On information, a team of police conducted a drive on the rooftop of a house in the area and caught them red-handed around 9pm. They recovered 60 pieces of Yaba tablets from their possession, said officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station Mohammad Mohsin.
A case filed against them under the Narcotics Control Act, the OC added.
Benapole, Dec 15 (UNB) – Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested two youths along with eight gold bars from Putkhali border under Benapole Port Police Station on Friday night.
The arrestees are as Rony Akhter Babu, 30, son of Anisur Rahman of Balunda village and Yakub Ali, 28, son of Amirul Islam, a resident of Amla village in the upazila.
On information, a team of BGB conducted a drive in the area and arrested the duo while they were trying to smuggle the gold worth around TK 40 lakh to India, said Lieutenant Cornel Imram Ullah Sarkar,Commander of Khulna BGB-21.
The arrestees were handed over to Benapole Port Police Station.
A case was filed in the regard.
Munshiganj, Dec 14 (UNB) - Hundreds of passengers, including children and women, went through immense sufferings in the long queue of vehicles at Shimulia ferry Ghat here since Friday morning.
Over 500 vehicles, mostly buses, heading towards the terminal, were seen stuck in long tailbacks till filing of this report at 00:30 am Saturday as huge number of city dwellers were going home on the 3-day holiday.
A total of 15 ferries including two Ro-Ro ferries were plying non-stop since morning, but could not normalize the traffic congestion, said Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) Assistant General Manager Barkat Ullah.
“Due to the three-day holiday, the pressure of the southern people increased on the route,” he said.
The authorities were trying to normalized the situation, said Sub-inspector Arman Hossain of Mawa Naval Police Outpost.
The pressure has become to rise since Thursday night, he added.
Chattogram, Dec 14 (UNB) – The brother-in-law of Awami League MP MA Latif was found dead at his residence at Bark Mia School intersection in Fakirhat area of the port city on Friday.
The deceased was identified as Tofael Ahmed Rafiq, 57.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Port) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) Arefin Jewel said Rafiq’s sons spotted him lying blood stained in his room in the evening and rushed him to nearby Mother and Child Care Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Rafiq’s body bore some injury marks in his head, added Arefin.
Dhaka, Dec 14 (UNB) - At least six people were killed in separate road accidents in Pabna, Rajshahi, Sirajganj and Jashore districts on Friday.
In Pabna, a motorcyclist and his wife were killed as his vehicle rammed into a roadside tree after losing control over the steering on Chatmohor-Tebunia road in Neutigachha area of Chatmohor upazila.
The deceased were identified as Monirul Islam, 45, assistant accountant of Faridpur LGED office and son of late Sirajul Islam of SR Para in Bhangura municipality area and his wife Afroza Khatun, 35.
Quoting witness, officer-in-charge of Chatmohor Police Station Nasir Uddin said Monirul’s motorcycle hit the tree while giving side to a dog around 4:30 pm, leaving the duo dead on the spot.
On information, police recovered the bodies from the spot, he added.
In Rajshahi, two women were killed after being hit by a speeding truck on Dhaka-Rajshahi Highway in Gopalhati Fakirparadhalan area of Putia upazila sadar.
The deceased were identified as Suruji Biswas, 35, wife of Dhiren Biswas and Sheuli Biswas, 25, wife of Shamol Biswas, both hailing from Dhananjoypara village in the upazila.
Officer-in-charge of Putia Police Station Sakil Uddin Ahmed said the truck hit two passengers of a human hauler when they fell down on road after a wheel of the vehicle severed from it, leaving the duo dead on the spot.
Five female passengers and the driver of the human hauler were injured. One of the injured was rushed to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital considering the severity of her injury, said police.
In Sirajganj, a member of Bangladesh Military was killed and 13 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck at Mulibari in the district sadar.
The deceased was identified as Zahidul Islam, 28, hailing from Alamdanga upazila in Chudanga district and a Lance Corporal of Bangladesh Army posted at Ghatail Cantonment in Tangail.
In Jashore, a van driver named Zahanur, 40, resident of Kandanpur village in Monirampur upazila, was killed while two others injured as his vehicle collided head-on with a truck on Jashore-Chuknagar road in Monirampur sadar upazila.