Police arrested a local Jubo League leader and two others early Sunday from the district town in Sadar upazila in connection with a money laundering case.
The arrestees were identified as Asibur Rahman Farhan, 40, general secretary of Jubo League Faridpur town unit, Nazmul Islam Khandakar Levi, 61, Awami League president of district town and Billal Hossain, leader of Sramik League.
Officer-in-Charge of Kotwali Police Station Morshed Alam said the trio was arrested following the direction of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in a case filed over amassing wealth of Tk 2000 cr.
CID filed the case against two former Awami League leaders of Faridpur city unit- Sajjad Hossain Barkat and his brother Imtiaz Hasan Rubel on June 26.
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Two people including an official of ATN News were killed as a truck hit them at Bamundi Nishipur in Gangni upazila on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Mokbul Hossain , assistant manager of marketing department of ATN News channel and his friend Aktheruzzaman, 28, of the upazila.
Witnesses said a speedy truck hit Mokbul’s motorbike when it got overturned on road after he lost control over it around 11 am while going to Bamundi along with two others.
Mokbul and Aktheruzzamn were declared dead at a local hospital while another sustained injuries .
Gangni thana officer-in-charge Obaider Rahman said the truck driver managed to flee but the vehicle was seized.
A total of 76 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Sylhet division on Saturday.
With the latest development, the number of infected people in the division reached 7,992.
Dr Himangshu Lal Roy, deputy director of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, said 57 people tested positive at MOMCH while the rest 19 at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology on Saturday.
The newly infected people are residents of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Habiganj and Moulvibazar districts, he added.
Hammadul Haque, assistant professor of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Department at SUST, said they tested 51 samples and found 19 of them positive for coronavirus.
A total of 146 people have so far died from coronavirus in Sylhet division. Of them, 108 hailed from Sylhet while 15 from Sunamganj, 10 from Habiganj and 13 from Moulvibazar.
Aside from these, 3,465 people made full recovery from covid-19 in the division.
Bangladesh has so far recorded 2,928 deaths and 2,23,453 confirmed cases.
At least two people were killed and five people injured when a bus overturned in Cumilla’s Chandina upazila Sunday morning.
The deceased are yet to be identified.
Saleh Ahmed, in-charge of Eliotganj Highway Police Outpost, said the incident took place in the morning when a Dhaka-bound coach of Himachal Paribahan overturned on the road while crossing Harikhola area of the upazila., leaving the duo dead on the spot.
On information, police and firefighters went to the spot, rescued the injured, and took them to Chandina Upazila Health Complex.
A case was filed with Chandina Police Station over the incident.
Fresh flood and severe erosion have intensified sufferings of people in Kurigram and Madaripur districts.
Low lying areas of many chars have been submerged in Kurigram as Brahmaputra and Dharla Rivers started to swell again thanks to heavy downpour and onrush of water coming from upstream.
The Brahmaputra was flowing 29cm above the danger point at Chilmari point while Dharla was above 45cm at Bridge point Sunday morning.
Low lying areas of over a hundred of chars in the district were inundated, causing sufferings to people - already devastated by earlier spells of flood.
Over 3.5 lakh people are still marooned in the district with dire need of food and necessary assistance.
In Madaripur, a total of 55 dwellings, 4 shops and two schools went into the gorge of rivers in four Upazilas in the last three days.
According to the district administration, Kathalbari Government Primary School disappeared into the Padma River three days back.
Four shops and two dwellings were washed away by Arial Khan River in Kazirtek area of Sadar Upazila.
Kalkini Upazila turned out to be the worst-hit as a total of 50 dwellings and a government primary school went into the Arial Khan River during the period.
Besides, two houses eroded in Rajoir upazila.