Benapole, Oct 15 (UNB) – Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized gold, silver, US dollars and narcotics worth Tk 77 crore from various border areas of the township in the last nine months
Lt Col Selim Reza, commanding officer of BGB 49 Battalion, provided the information during a meeting to resist smuggling of narcotics, arms, women and children with local journalists on Tuesday noon.
The seized items in the last nine months include 12kg gold, 5kg silver, $365,000 (US), 61 lakh Rupee, Tk 53 lakh, 25,000 Viagra, 700 Yaba pills, 22000 bottles of phensedyl, 900 bottles of foreign liquor and 340kg hemp.
Cases were filed against 280 individuals in this time period.
Sunamganj, Oct 15 (UNB) – A paternal uncle and a cousin of five-year-old child Tuhin Hasan, who was brutally murdered at Kezaura village in Dirai upazila, reportedly confessed before a court on Tuesday to their involvement in the murder.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Shyam Kanta Sinha recorded the confessional statements of victim’s uncle Nasir Mia and cousin Shahriar, said Mizanur Rahman, superintendent of police of the district, while speaking at a press briefing at his office in the evening.
He said the family brutally murdered the minor boy only to implicate their rivals in the case.
Meanwhile, the same court placed three people, including Tuhin’s father Abdul Basir, on a three-day remand in connection with the murder when police produced them before it seeking a five-day remand, said KM Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Dirai Police Station.
The two others who were remanded are uncle Abdur Musabir and neighbour Jamshed Ali.
Monira Begum, mother of Tuhin, filed a case against 10 people on Tuesday in connection with the murder.
The body of the minor boy was found hanged from a tree on Monday morning with his ears, genital parts and throat severed. Two knives used in the murder were also found stuck in his abdomen.
Chattogram, Oct 15 (UNB) – Two people were killed and four others injured when a covered van hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Jhiori Chairman Ghata area of Anwara upazila on Tuesday.
One of the deceased was identified as Subhash Kanti, 45 of Patia upazila while the identity of other could not be known yet.
Dulal Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Anwara Police Station, said that the accident took place around 10:30 am when a covered van hit an auto-rickshaw, leaving one killed on the spot and five others injured.
The injured were taken to local hospital where the doctors declared one of them dead.
Two of the injured were taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) as their conditions were stated to be critical.