Cox’s Bazar, Dec 14 (UNB) – A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Moulvipara in Teknaf upazila early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Yusuf Bahadur, 32, a listed drug trader of the Home Ministry and son of Khalil Ahmed of Choto Habirpara in the area.
Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station, said police arrested Yusuf sometime on Thursday night.
Later, police along with Yusuf conducted a drive in the area to arrest his associates.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the criminals, who had taken position in the area, opened fire on police, forcing them to fire back in self-defense.
At one stage, Yusuf was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot. The body was sent to local hospital morgue.
Five policemen were injured during the gnfight.
Yusuf was wanted in twelve cases, said police.
Police also recovered 30,000 pieces of Yaba tablets, ten firearms and 24 cartridges from the spot.
Pabna, Dec 14 (UNB) – The people were killed and four others injured after being hit by overhead girder of Hardinge bridge while travelling on a train roof at Pakshi point in Ishwardi upazila of the district and Bherama point of the bridge in Kushtia district early Friday.
Two of the deceased were identified as Hakim, 17, son of Hafiza rRahman and Rabiul, 20, son of Jalaluddin of Shibganj upazila of Bogura district while the identities of others could not be known immediately.
In-charge of Pakshi police camp, Shahidul Islam, said some passengers, who were travelling on the roof of Khulna-bound Inter-city Chitra Express Train from Dhaka, fell from the roof after being hit by the girder of the bridge at Pakshi point.
Two of them died on the spot, he said.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to a local hospital.
Assistant Sub-Inspector Kushtia Sadar thana Jahidul Islam, said one person was killed and four others injured as they fell from the train roof after being hit by girder of the bridge at Bheramara link point.
Dhaka, Dec 13 (UNB) – At least 25 people were injured in clashes at different places in Noakhali, Laxmipur districts on Thursday.
In Noakhali district, at least 15 BNP men were injured, several cars were vandalized in a clash between two groups of Awami League and BNP in Darbeshpur area in Hatiya Upazila on Thursday.
BNP nominated candidate Engineer Mohammad Fazlur Azim claimed a group of armed people attacked his motorcade during their electioneering campaign at the place, leaving his 15 supporters severely injured.
On information, police rushed in and brought the situation under control, said Chandpur Police Super MD Ilias Sharif.
In Laxmipur, BNP nominated candidate of Laxmipur-1 constituency Shahadat Hossain Selim claimed some AL men, belonging to Awami League candidate Anwar Hossain, swooped on his men while they were conducting a view-exchange meeting at Karpara village in Ramganj upazila on Thursday.
At least 10 BNP men were injured during the clash, he also claimed.
Habiganj, Dec 13 (UNB) – A man was killed while 20 people were injured in a clash between two groups of people at Noagaon village in Baniachang upazila on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Matiur Rahman, 42, son of Abdul Wahab of the village.
Rashed Mobarak, officer-in-charge of Baniachang Police Station, said there had been a longstanding dispute between former union parishad member Arju Miah and two villagers -- Shahjahan Miah and Musa Miah – over the money of a cooperatives society.
As a sequel of the enmity, the supporters of both the groups equipped with sharp weapons locked into a fierce clash.
The clash left around 21 people injured.
The injured were taken to Habiganj Sadar Hospital where doctors declared Matiur dead.
Narayanganj, Dec 13 (UNB) – A local Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader reportedly stormed the venue of a meeting on law and order at Sonargaon UNO office auditorium on Thursday and swooped on BNP candidate from Narayanganj-3 constituency Azharul Mannan.
After the incident, Rony Billal, organising secretary of Sonargaon municipality unit BCL, was held and sentenced to three months’ jail by a mobile court.
The administration arranged the views-exchange meeting on the law and order and the electoral code of conduct where eight candidates in the constituency and their representatives took part.
Witnesses said Rony entered the venue around 4:30pm while the meeting was going on, held around the neck of the BNP contestant with his two hands and tried to strangle him.
Later, police detained the BCL leader and produced him before the mobile court, led by upazila nirbahi officer Shahinur Islam, which jailed him for three months.
Azharul said the incident manifested a volatile law-and-order situation in the country.
He demanded suspension of three policemen, including the officer-in-charge of Sonargaon Police Station.