Cox's Bazar-Teknaf highway blocked protesting detention of UP member 'found with yaba'
A team of the Narcotics Control Department detained a union parishad (UP) member with yaba pills in Teknaf of Cox's Bazar on Thursday, the authorities said. Protesting the detention, a group of people from Hoaikang union blocked the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf highway for four hours, creating traffic gridlock and making the commuters suffer, they added. The detainee is Badsha Mia, 46, a member of Ward 7 of Hoaikang union parishad of the upazila, Md Kamruzzaman, upazila nirbahi officer of Teknaf, said. "The incident happened in the Noyabazar Station area of the union. The blockade started at 6pm and continued till 10pm." Nurul Alam, an inspector of Cox's Bazar Circle of the Narcotics Control Department, said they detained a person named Badsha for possessing yaba but they are yet to confirm the amount of pills seized from him. After hearing about the about the blockade, police went to the spot and brought the situation under control around 10pm, Abdul Halim, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station, said. Read: Burmese Yaba worth Tk 2.7 crore seized from Cox's Bazar: BGB
Three held for 'killing' mother, son in Sherpur
Police said they detained three people after recovering the bodies of a woman and her son from the septic tank of a rented house in Sherpur on Thursday. The deceased were identified as 35-year-old nurse Roksana Begum and her 11-year-old son Md Rafid. Police detained Masek Ali, a "drug addict" auto-rickshaw driver, his mother, and another person over the incident. According to police, Masek used to live with Roksana and Rafid at a rented house in the Nabinagar Panaitapara area of Sherpur town. Roksana's elder sister Sufia Begum filed a general diary (GD) at Sherpur Sadar Police Station on Wednesday after Roksana and Rafid had gone missing on December 4. Read: Young girl ‘gang raped’ in Cumilla: 5 held "We found Masek's involvement in the killing after questioning him. Later, police conducted a search of his house and found the bodies inside the septic tank. We've detained Masek, his mother and another person in connection with the killing." "We think a dispute between Masek and Roksana over money for buying drugs led to the killing," Md Hannan Mia, additional superintendent of police of Sherpur Circle, said. Bashir Ahmed Badal, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sherpur Sadar Police Station, said the bodies have been sent to the Sherpur Zila Hospital morgue for autopsies. "Police will file a case over the killing."
Man detained for throwing eggs at King Charles, Camilla
A protester was arrested Wednesday after hurling eggs and vitriol at King Charles III and Camilla, the queen consort, as they walked in the northern England city of York. The incident happened as the king and his wife were entering York through Micklegate Bar, a medieval gateway where monarchs are traditionally welcomed to the city. Video footage showed several eggs in motion and smashed on the ground. None appeared to hit the royal couple, who continued to greet crowds. Several police officers could be seen grappling with a man at a crowd barrier. Britain’s PA news agency reported that he booed and shouted “This country was built on the blood of slaves” as he was being detained. Read: First coins featuring King Charles III unveiled Other members of the crowd tried to drown him out by chanting “Shame on you” and “God save the King.” Charles and Camilla traveled to York as part of a series of engagements around the U.K. marking the start of the new king’s reign. They also visited the city’s cathedral, York Minster, and unveiled a statue of the king’s mother. Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September after 70 years on the throne.
3 ‘drug peddlers’ held in city
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members have detained three suspected drug peddlers and seized 1.90 lakh Yaba pills from Jatrabari area of the capital, Rab said on Sunday. The detainees were Aminul Islam, 26, son of Abdur Rahim of Chattogram, Nurul Islam, 48, son of Syed Shahzada of Bandarban and Hedayet Ullah, 20, son of Abul Kashem of Chattogram district. Tipped off, a team of Rab-3 conducted a drive in the area and seized the Yaba pills worth Tk 5.70 crore kept inside the fuel tank of a truck Saturday night, said Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director of the Legal and Media Wing of the Rab headquarters while briefing to the reporters. Later, the elite force detained three people in this connection. Read: Drug peddler held with yaba pills in Dhaka
Transport workers block roads protesting detention of colleagues in Dinajpur
Agitated transport workers in Dinajpur have blocked the district’s Dashmail central truck terminal and adjacent roads, protesting the detention of two of their fellow workers over allegations of extortion and obnoxious comments made by the Officer In-charge (OC) of Kaharol police station about their organization. As a result, movement of all types of public transport has remained suspended in the district. According to Sadakatul Bari Sada, President of Dinajpur Truck-Lorry-Covered Van Workers’ Union, OC Rais Uddin detained two workers over allegations of extortion in Kaharol upazila. “We went to the police station to talk to the OC. But instead of giving us time, the OC termed our registered organization as illegal. The aggrieved workers are protesting the detention and the remark made by the OC by blocking various roads since 5:00pm today,” said Sada. Read: Rajshahi transport owners, workers call strike from Nov 1 OC Rais denied the allegations, saying that they detained two workers for questioning over extortion at Kaharol cattle market. “I didn’t term the Union as illegal. Rather, I tried to talk to the leaders of the organization in the evening. I’m trying to mitigate the situation by talking with my high-ups,” Rais said.
Taiwan logs few virus cases; No masks on red carpet
Taiwan held various public events after keeping its coronavirus outbreak to a few hundred cases and wrapped up an annual film festival with an awards ceremony Saturday night.
8 held over RSTU student murder in Natore
Police detained eight people, including a girl, in connection with the murder of a Rajshahi Science and Technology University (RSTU) student in Nabinkinchapur village of the Sadar upazila early Monday.