Kishoreganj, Feb 17 (UNB) – A tribunal here sentenced two police constables to death for killing two college girls after rape a hotel in Dhaka in 2008.
The convicts are constables Maniruzzaman alias Halud Mia alias Sujon, 32, and Shamim Hawlader alias Zahir, 38, both were attached to the District Police Lines.
Judge Kiron Shankar Haldar of Kishoreganj Women and Children Repression Prevention tribunal also sentenced six other people to four years jail each.
According to the prosecution, police constables Maniruzzaman and Shamim developed love affair with two girls Afroza Akhter Soma and her friend Afroza Akhter Urmi, both first year student of Kishoreganj Girls’ College, over phone.
On September 21, 2008, the culprits brought the girls to the Western hotel in Dhaka’s Kawran Bazar area with the promise marriage. Later, the convicts violated the girls there and dumped their bodies.
Later, police recovered the bodies and Soma’s father Abu Bakar Siddique filed a case.
DB police inspector Amzad Hossain submitted a charge sheet accusing eight people.
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.
Benapole, Feb 14 (UNB)- Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested a Hundi trader along with Tk 8 lakh hundi money at Chachra village here on Thursday morning.
The arrestee is Hamjer Ali, 35, son of Dukhu Boidyo of Khalshi Border village in Benapole and an international Hundi trader.
Ariful Haque, commanding officer ofBGB-49 battalion said a team of BGB conducted the drive and arrested Hamjer along with his motorbike.
After searching his body, they recovered TK 8 lakh hundi money.
The arrestee was handed over to police and a case was filed in this connection.