Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary on Thursday directed the Superintendent of Police (SPs) in district levels to investigate all the cases efficiently and with proper care.
Addressing a monthly crime review meeting of Dhaka Range at its office in the capital Javed Patwary came up with the remarks.
“The perpetrators should be brought under the justice with intense monitoring; specially the cases of violence against women including torture, rape and gang rape.”, he said.
IGP said that it is the responsibility of police to reach service to the people and raise a sense of security among them. “We must make ensure that no innocent person is harassed and Bangladesh police have to become people friendly.” he added.
Thirteen police officers were rewarded for their outstanding contribution in various fields at the meeting chaired by Habibur Rahman, DIG of Dhaka Range.
Gopalganj district SP Muhammad Saidur Rahman Khan was selected as the best SP.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Qauder on Thursday said there will be a befitting reply if BNP tries to create any anarchy in the country over the verdict in the case against its chairperson Khaleda Zia.
He came up with the warning while talking to reporters after paying tributes to Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy by placing a wreath, on behalf of AL, at his grave near the High Court marking his death anniversary.
The judicial activities at the Appellate Division remained halted for three hours on Thursday morning amid chaos by pro-BNP lawyers demanding that hearing on the bail petition of the BNP chief in Zia Charitable Trust graft case be held on Thursday.
The pro-BNP lawyers started demonstrations when the Appellate Division deferred the hearing until December 12 as the medical team failed to submit its report on Khaleda’s health.
Protesting the deferment of the hearing, some 200 pro-BNP lawyers entered the courtroom around 10:30am and created a chaotic situation, forcing judges of the six-member Appellate Division bench to leave the courtroom ahead of the regular break.
Meanwhile, speaking at the triennial conference of Sylhet district and city Awami League at Alia Madrasah field in Sylhet city, Quader said party’s dedicated leaders, development and Sheikh Hasina must be saved to save Awami League.
He also said Awami League has to be saved to protect the country, Liberation War and democracy.
Quader said the ruling party is being overhauled to implement the Vision 2021.
The Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Thursday claimed that the two women, who were found dead in the city’s Mirpur area on Tuesday, had been killed following a row over payment for antisocial activities.
It also said detectives arrested two suspects over the double murder.
Police recovered the bodies of Saheda Begum alias Rahima Begum, 65, and Sumi, 20, from a flat of a four-storey building in the city's Mirpur-2 area on Tuesday evening.
A team of DB (West Division) arrested Md Yusuf Khan, 20, and a boy, aged, 14, from Sadarghat area on Wednesday afternoon and recovered the mobile phone of one of the victims, Tk 14,000, three imitation chains and a pair of earrings from their possession.
Briefing reporters at the DMP Media Centre on Thursday, Additional Commissioner (DB) Abdul Baten said they started investigation into the double murder soon after the incident.
During investigation, they came to know that the arrested duo went to the rented flat of Rahima on Monday night for antisocial activities, he said.
Yusuf slept with Sumi in a room while the minor boy in a balcony of the flat, Baten said, adding that they had an altercation over the payment.
The duo strangulated Sumi to death on Tuesday morning fearing that they might be beaten over the payment, he said.
The DB official said one of the arrestees then called Rahima out of her room and they also strangled her. They took away the money and imitation ornaments and one mobile phone set while fleeing the scene.
Rashida Begum, daughter of victim Rahima, filed a murder case with Mirpur Police Station on Tuesday night. Later, the case was transferred to the DB police for investigation.
President Abdul Hamid on Thursday urged all concerned to work relentlessly to implement the master plans of the government to make Bangladesh economically self-sufficient.
"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced 'Vision 2021', 'Vision 2041' and 'Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100' to establish an IT-based country ahead of the golden jubilee of independence. We have to work relentlessly to implement these master plans," he said.
The President was delivering his speech at the 4th convocation of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (Cuet) held on its campus here.
He also expressed his confidence that today's educated young people will take this initiative forward.
Terming Bangladesh as a very potential country, Abdul Hamid said, “This country has huge human resources, fertile farmland and potential natural resources. In order to make this populous country prosperous, it’s necessary to make the best use of the existing resources in a planned way.”
Describing engineers as the makers of development, he said, "Outline of sustainable development comes out of their talents, thought and creative thinking. Therefore, there’ll be clear reflection of foresight in the thinking of engineers.”
The President said development plans should be formulated considering the development of Bangladesh in 2050 or 2100 or what level Bangladesh will reach.
He also said the issue of climate change must also be given importance. "In order to survive in this era of globalisation, we need to take our knowledge and skills to the international standard."
"Remember, we’re citizens of independent and sovereign Bangladesh today. We need to be economically self-sufficient to maintain our self-esteem," Abdul Hamid added.
Abdul Hamid, also chancellor of Cuet, expressed the hope that today's young engineers will realise this seriously and utilise their creative thinking and available knowledge for this purpose.
Cuet Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Rafiqul Islam delivered the welcome speech at the programme where University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof Kazi Shahidullah was also present.
Former UGC Chairman Prof AK Azad Chowdhury was the convocation speaker at the event.
A total of 2,231 students were conferred degrees while four students were given gold medals.