A case has been filed against 40 people in connection with the death of a man in a clash cantering the Chattogram City Corporation polls.
Sejan Mahmud, son of Babul Sardar filed the case with Double Mooring Police Station on Wednesday against 13 identified and 27 unidentified people, said Sudip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of the police station.
Rebel party candidate Abdul Quader, 50, Helal Uddin alias Helal, 40 Obaidul Karim Mintu, 45 were among the accused.
Earlier, around 26 people, including rebel Awami League candidate Abdul Quader, were arrested in this connection.
"Sleuths of the detective branch and local cops jointly carried out raids at several places and arrested the suspects early on Wednesday morning," said Sudip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of the Double Mooring police station.
"All the 26 suspects are being interrogated at the detective branch's office in Mansoorabad," he added.
Members of the Rapid Action Battalion and local cops had cordoned off the house of Abdul Quader alias Mas Quader in the Pathantuli area at 10 pm Tuesday, before carrying out the arrests in the early hours of Wednesday.
On Monday morning, an argument broke out between the supporters of Awami League-backed councillor candidate Nazrul Islam Bahadur and rebel candidate Quader after a poster was torn down at Magpukur in the Pathantuli area. The argument soon turned violent when some members of the factions exchanged fire.
A 52-year-old man, identified as Azgarh Ali Babul Sardar, a supporter of Nazrul Islam, dead on the spot after sustaining gunshot injuries during the violence, police said. An activist of Jubo League Mahbub, who also suffered bullet injuries, is being treated at Chattogram Medical College Hospital, Das said.
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When contacted, Nazrul Islam blamed the supporters of Abdul Quader for the clashes as well as the death of his supporter.
The Chattogram City Corporation election is scheduled to be held on January 27.
A man was killed in a clash between two factions of Awami League at Kapuriapara of Double Mooring area of the city on Tuesday centering the Chattogram City Corporation elections.
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Supporters of an AL- backed councilor candidate and a rebel candidate exchanged gunfire during the clash, leaving Ajgar Ali Babul, 52, a resident of Pathantuli area, dead on the spot , said Officer-in-Charge of Double Mooring Police Station Sadip Kumar Das.
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Another youth who sustained bullet wound was admitted to the Chattogram Medical College Hospital after the clash, the cop said.
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The Traffic Department of Sylhet Metropolitan Police have introduced a traffic app named ‘Service Friendly Traffic Management System’ for the people of the metropolitan.
SMP launched the experimental service to make traffic information that the city's residents could use to navigate better across the city more accessible to them, including real time traffic updates, information on road accidents, and crime data.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Traffic) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police Jotirmoy Sarkar said it’s a two-way communication service that can be downloaded from Google Play Store. People owning an Android phone can easily connect with the SMP Traffic Department through this app. Not only that, they can bring forth any kind of traffic information using the app.
Jotirmoy Sarkar said, “the service has been piloted in Sylhet, Khulna, and Rajshahi metropolitan areas across the country. Two different options have been placed in the app- one for the traffic department and another is for the people.”
He is optimistic that two-way communication through the app will ramp up a friendly relationship between the public and the department.
Sarkar further said using the app will keep people well- informed about any obstructions on the way during the journey ,whether there is any road repair work or a traffic jam. One can even report any blockage to the nearest traffic department and thus they can take necessary action on the information sent.
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Moreover, people can be notified with updated information such as daily traffic bulletins, the distance to the destination, road status, and obstruction on the road from home, Jotirmoy Sarkar added.
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Not only that, the app will help the public collect route passes in advance transferring dying patients between hospitals and even while calling for an ambulance.
To download the mobile app, one simply has to search by typing SFTMS in Google Play Store. The users can register by inputting one's name, address, phone number, and 8-digit password.
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Members of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) visited the Hathazari Madrasa on Tuesday morning as part of their probe into the alleged killing of Hefazat-e-Islam founder Shah Ahmad Shafi.
The PBI team, led by its Divisional superintendent Md Iqbal Hossain, spoke to a number of people including Hefazat’s incumbent chief Junaid Babunagri.
Superintendent of Police Iqbal later told reporters that they visited the spot in compliance with a court order as part of their investigation.
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“We’ve spoken to some people but we can’t say much for the sake of our investigation,” he said. “We’re working to submit the investigation report within the time stipulated by the court.”
Babunagari said they cooperated with the investigators and declined to comment further. “We’ve given our statement in the press conference,” he said.
Shafi’s brother-in-law Mohammad Mohiuddin filed the murder case with Chattogram Judicial Magistrate Court on Dec 17 against 36 including Hefazat’s incumbent Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque.
The court ordered PBI to file an investigation report within a month.
Shafi passed away on Sept 18 last year at a hospital in Dhaka.
At least three persons were killed when a truck fell into a river on Tuesday, following the collapse of a Bailey bridge in Rangamati district, police said.
The accident occurred around 7 am when the truck laden with brick-chips was crossing the river in Kutuk Chhari. And in no time, the ill-fated vehicle heading towards Naniarchar on the Rangamati-Khagrachari road submerged in the waters.
Police said they rushed to the spot immediately after being alerted by passersby. Rescue operations were initiated soon with the help of the Army, BGG and firefighters, an official said.
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"Within a couple of hours, the three bodies were fished out of water. But the bodies are yet to be identified. All we know is that the deceased include the truck driver and two helpers,"said Kabir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Rangamati Kotwali police station.
AKM Mamunur Rashid, deputy commissioner of Rangamati, visited the spot later in the day and ordered the authorities concerned to take immediate measures for restoring road communication in the area.
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