Pabna, Feb 19 (UNB) – A suspected drug trader was injured in a reported gunfight with police at Mathurapur in Chatmohar upazila early Tuesday.
The injured was Abdullah alias Jahid, son of late Shahidullah of Chargodindapur in Boraigram of Natore upazila and is a listed drug trader, said Fazal-e-Khoda, assistant superintendent of Chatmohar circle police.
Being informed that a group of drug traders gathered in front of Mathurapur Saint Ritar’s High School, a team of police conducted a drive around 3 am, said the police official.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the drug traders opened fire on them, prompting them to fire back, triggering the gunfight, leaving Jahid injured with bullet.
The injured was admitted to Pabna General Hospital.
Police recovered 20 bottles of Phensidyl and a revolver with two round bullets from the spot.
Chattogram, Feb 19 (UNB) – Two workers were burnt to death at a ship-breaking yard at Shitolpur in Sitakundu upzaila on Monday night.
The deceased were identified as Md Jalil, 26, son of Md Ainal, hailing from Barishal and Bipul Chandra, 24, son of late Shoshi Chandra, hailing from Kurigram district.
Sub-inspector Pradyut Gosh Chowdhury of Sitakundu Police Station said that two workers sustained burn injuries after a fire broke out from gas cylinder (used for cutting iron) while they were working at the engine room of an scrap vessel at ‘Sagorika Ship Breaking Yard’ owned by Siraj Doula.
Later, they were rushed to a private hospital where they succumbed to injuries, said police.
Kushtia, Feb 19 (UNB) – Two suspected robbers were killed in a reported gunfight with police in Katadah field in Daulatpur upazila early Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Mufazzel Hossain alias Mufa, 42, son of Moser Uddin of Gorra village and Mahabul, 40, son of Abul Rahim of Koipal village in the upazila.
Being informed that two robber gangs locked into a gunfight over internal clash, a team of police conducted a drive in the area, said Md Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Daulatpur Police Station.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the robber gangs opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.
After the gunfight when the robbers fled away police rescued two robbers as bullet injured.
The injured were taken to Daulatpur Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared the duo dead.
Police also recovered two LG guns, four round bullets and a machete from the spot, said the OC adding that the two robbers are accused in several robbery cases.
Two policemen–Sub-inspector Asadul and Constable Zia--were also injured.
Chandpur, Feb 18 (UNB) – Police in a drive arrested a person over a physically-challenged teenaged girl’s rape incident, from Tamata village in Shahrasti Upazila on Monday morning.
The arrestee was identified as Aminul Haque, 45, son of late Sobhan of the village.
According to the case statement, Aminul as a matchmaker started communication with the victim’s family members, promising to bring a decent boy for their girl’s marriage.
Taking advantage of an empty house on last August 28, 29, 30, he raped the girl forcibly and threated her not to disclose the matter to anyone.
Later the girl conceived and filed a rape case with Shahrasti Police Station on November 3.
Acting on secret information, a police team conducted a drive in the area and arrested the accused around 11 am, said Md Shah Alam, officer-in-charge of Shahrasti Police Station.
Later Aminul confessed this offense in this connection.
Meanwhile, he was sent to jail after being denied his bail prayer in the afternoon, the OC added.
Bogura, Feb 18 (UNB) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a chargesheet against the former Jute and Textiles Minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui and Jahanara Rashid in a corruption case on Monday.
Assistant Director Md Aminul Islam of ACC in Bogura submitted the charge sheet to the district Senior Judicial Magistrate Court’s Judge, Justice Shaidul Islam.
Talking to UNB, Md Aminul Islam said Latif Siddiqui sold 2.38 acres of land of Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation at Dariapur village in Adamdighi upazila to Begum Jahanara without any tenders for just Tk 23 lakh, which was just over a third of its market value, said to have been Tk 64 lakh at the time.
Later, a corruption case was filed with Adamdighi Police Station accusing them.
Siddiqui’s offense selling the government-owned land and incurring a loss of Tk 40.70 lakh (the difference between the selling price and its market value) to the public exchequer, the director added.