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.
Bogura, Feb 18 (UNB) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a chargesheet against the former Jute and Textiles Minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui and Jahanara Rashid in a corruption case on Monday.
Assistant Director Md Aminul Islam of ACC in Bogura submitted the charge sheet to the district Senior Judicial Magistrate Court’s Judge, Justice Shaidul Islam.
Talking to UNB, Md Aminul Islam said Latif Siddiqui sold 2.38 acres of land of Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation at Dariapur village in Adamdighi upazila to Begum Jahanara without any tenders for just Tk 23 lakh, which was just over a third of its market value, said to have been Tk 64 lakh at the time.
Later, a corruption case was filed with Adamdighi Police Station accusing them.
Siddiqui’s offense selling the government-owned land and incurring a loss of Tk 40.70 lakh (the difference between the selling price and its market value) to the public exchequer, the director added.