Cox’s Bazar, Feb 16 (UNB) - Over 100 Yaba traders, including 10 relatives of former MP Abdur Rahman Bodi, who have been kept at a police safe house, formally surrendered to police on Saturday.
The surrender programme began at Pilot High School ground in Teknaf at 11am in presence of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan as the chief guest while Inspector General of Police Dr Javed Patwary as a special guest.
A total 102 Yaba traders surrendered to police and deposited 3.50 lakh Yaba tablets and 30 firearms.
Around 44 people were killed in gunfights with law enforcers or rivals in the district since the crackdown against drugs began on May 15 last. Of them,40 were killed in Teknaf alone.
Khulna, Feb 16 (UNB) – Police arrested 94 people in separate drives conducted from Friday morning to Saturday morning in the distirct.
Md Anisur Rahman, additional superintendent of district police, said that police conducted drives in nine upazilas of the district and arrested 60 accused in different cases including those of drug related cases.
Police also recovered five Yaba tablets and 61 gram hemp.
Sheikh Moniruzzaman Mithu, additional deputy commissioner of KMP, said that police, in regular drives conducted drives in areas under eight police stations and arrested 34 accused in different case including those of drugs.
They also recovered 30 Yaba tablets, 80 gram hemp and 122 litre liquor.
Chattogram, Feb 16 (UNB) – Police arrested a local Jubo League leader, who was snatched by his followers from police custody, from Baro Aulia area in Sitakundu upazila on Friday night for his alleged involvement in drug trading.
The arrestee is Ohidul Alam Chowdhury, organizing secretary of upazila unit Jubo League and general secretary of Sonaichhari union unit Jubo League.
Moshiuddoula Reza, additional superintendent (South) Chattogram Police, sad that police in a drive arrested Ohidul from Fultola Bazar around 8:30pm.
As the news spread, his followers gathered and attacked police, leading to a chase and counter-chase between police and the Jubo League activists.
At one stage, the attackers snatched Ohidul from police custody and took him to Baro Aulia Bazar.
Later, additional police took position at Baro Aulia Bazar to arrest Ohidul.
As his supporters obstructed police, they opened fire to disperse the supporters and arrested Ohidul.