Satkhira, Feb 19 (UNB) - Police arrested 69 people from different parts of the district in a special drive from Monday evening to Tuesday morning.
Sub-inspector Azam Khan of the Special Branch of Satkhira district police said they conducted the drive and arrested them on various charges as well as recovered 590 bottles of Phensidyl, 162 piece Yaba tablets and other drugs.
The arrestees were wanted in various cases, including planning sabotage and drug peddling filed with different police stations of the district, he said.
Among them, 18 were arrested to Sadar than, seven from Kalaroa, five from Tala, seven from Kaliganj, 10 from Shyamnagar, 14 from Ashashuni, four from Debhata and eight from Patkelghata thana.
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.