Sylhet, Oct 13 (UNB) – Police arrested a local leader of Bangladesh National Party (BNP) in an explosive case from Natunbazar area in Biswanath upazila on Saturday noon.
The arrestee was identified as Abdul Hai, member of Sylhet District BNP and senior joint-secretary of Biswanath upazila unit BNP.
The accused was produced before the court showing him arrested in the explosive case filed by police, said Md Samsuddoha, officer-in-charge of Biswanath Police Station.
On September 2, four crude bombs were blasted simultaneously in different spots of the town. However, no one was injured in those blasts.
Later, Sub-inspector Sabuj Kumar of Biswanath Police Station filed the case accusing 50-60 unnamed people including Abdul Hai.
Jashore, Oct 13 (UNB) – A suspected ‘criminal’ was killed in a ‘gunfight’ allegedly between two gangs of miscreants at Old Kosba area in the city early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Taizul Rahman, 34, son of Hafizur Rahman of Kholadanga area in the city.
Officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, Apurba Hasan said in the early hour they went to the spot after being informed about a gunfight at Old Kosba area.
They found a bullet-hit body of Taizul from the spot, who was accused in seven murder cases including a recent murder of Jubo League activist in Kazipara area, he said.
Jubo League activist Sohag was hacked and slaughtered to death by some miscreants on September 28.
The body of Taizul was sent to Sadar Hospital for autopsy, said the OC.
Brahmanbaria, Oct 12 (UNB) - Law Minister Anisul Huq on Friday said the government will decide the next course of action after analysing the copies of the verdicts in the August 21 grenade attack cases.
“If the August 21 grenade attack is true, then the verdicts are also appropriate. We’ll decide our next course of action after going through the judgment copies,” he said while talking to reporters at Akhaura Railway Station after inaugurating the distribution of Awami League election leaflets among people.
On Wednesday, a speedy trial tribunal in Dhaka sentenced 19 people to death, 19 others, including BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman, to life imprisonment and eight more to different terms of jail in two cases filed over the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004.
About BNP’s threat to wage a movement, Anisul said no one responds to their call for agitation. “So, there’s nothing to be worried about,” he said.
The minister along with his supporters distributed leaflets among people in different areas of his constituency.
Upazila Awami League convener Md Joynal Abedin and Akhaura municipality mayor Takjil Khalifa Kazal were, among others, present.
Dhaka, Oct 12 (UNB) - Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has transferred the officers-in-charge (OCs) of its two police stations.
According to an office order issued by the DMP headquarters on Thursday evening, Mugdha Police Station OC Md Enamul Haque has been sent to Rampura Police Station while Rampura OC Proloy Kumar Saha replaced Enamul.
Dhaka, Oct 11 (UNB) - Five members of a fraud gang were sued under the Digital Security Act, 2018 after police arrested them from different parts of the capital on charge of cheating people by selling ‘fake question papers’ of medical admission test digitally.
DC (Mothijheel division) of DMP Anwar Hossain confirmed that it was the first case filed under the newly enacted act.
Briefing reporters at the CID headquarters of Malibagh in the city on Thursday, its Special Super (Organised Crime unit) Molla Nazrul Islam said a special team of the Organised Crime unit conducted simultaneous drives in the city’s Kajla and Dhania of Jatrabari and Alifnagar of Badda area from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday based on secret information and arrested them.
Then they filed a case with Paltan Police Station under the Digital Security Act 2018, he said.
During a preliminary interrogation, Kawser Gazi revealed that they prepared fake question papers of medical admission test as they failed to leak the real question papers this time.
Later, they sold the fake question papers to some admission seekers using fake IDs of Facebook.
“The case is now under investigation. We hope more members of the syndicate would be arrested soon,” he hoped.
The CID team also seized mobile phone sets, laptops and SIM cards from their possessions.
The arrestees are Kawser Gazi, 19, hailing from Pirojpur, Md Sohel Mia, 21, hailing from Matlab upazila in Chandpur district, Md Tariqul Islam Shovon, 19, hailing from Madaripur district, Rubyat Tanvir alias Adittya, of Noagaon and Masudur Rahman Imon, hailing from Tangail district.
Amid concerns from different quarters, the ‘Digital Security Bill, 2018' was passed in Parliament on September 19 to deal with cybercrimes, including hurting the religious sentiment, negative propaganda against the Liberation War and Bangabandhu, and illegal activities in e-transactions and spreading defamatory data.
President Abdul Hamid assented to the much-talked-about Digital Security Bill making it a law on October 8.