Munshiganj, Jul 16 (UNB) – A worker was shot dead by the nephew of a ward commissioner of the capital in Sialdi village of Sirajdikhan Upazila on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Obaidul Islam, 32, son of Munsar Ali of Bajradiakhata village of Chilmari upazila.
Additional Police Superintendent Md Mostafizur Rahman said after the incident the key accused Ismail Molla, and his uncle Shamim Molla, commissioner of ward no 26 of Tejgaon in the capital were on the run.
Pranbondhu, inspector of Police Special Branch said Shamim Molla gave his personal pistol to his nephew Ismail on Monday night. Ismail and his wife were looking at it after taking it into their hands.
Ismail accidentally pressed the trigger which hit the worker on his throat leaving him severely injured.
Later, the victim succumbed to his injuries after being taken to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
Officer-in-charge of Sirajdikhan Police Station the body was sent morgue for autopsy.
They also arrested Ismail Molla’s wife for interrogation, he said.
Keraniganj, Jul 16 (UNB) - The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) on Tuesday removed 44 illegal establishments, including a seven-storey building in Hasnabad and Postogola Bridge area to free the Buriganga River from encroachment.
BIWTA Dhaka River Port Joint Director AKM Arif Uddin said all the illegal establishments will be evicted along the Buriganga River within this month.
The work of permanent border pillar construction on the river banks will also continue regularly, he said.
Dhaka, July 16 (UNB) – Newly-installed Minister for Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed on Tuesday said assistance sought for arresting brokers involved in sending people abroad illegally.
“I have sought help from the deputy commissioners to arrest the brokers sending people in abroad illegally. I did not give any order to them,” he said while talking to reporters after a meeting with the Deputy Commissioners at the Secretariat.
The DCs have assured me of providing all-out support in this regard, he added.
Replying to a question about the illegal voyage to the sea, “It’s not our work to guard the sea. The brokers who forced people to go to abroad through sea will be arrested with the help of police. But none will be spared if anyone found involved in the illegal business.”
Referring to the harassment faced while bringing the body of an expatriate, Imran said “Initially we provided Tk 35,000 at the airport while Tk 3 lakh more from the Expatriate Welfare Fund but the problem was seen in bringing the body of those who went abroad illegally.”
Steps will be taken to bring the expatriates under registration, he said.