Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Khandker Golam Faruq on Monday said that the law and order situation in the capital is quite stable at present and crime is under control. The law and order situation has improved in the capital because the DMP is working as a team and 'Team DMP' is ready to face any situation in future as well, he said. US Ambassador holds meeting with DMP Commissioner The DMP Commissioner came up with the remarks while addressing the monthly crime review meeting for the month of August 2023 at the DMP headquarters on Monday. The DMP chief also said that following the prevailing laws of the country, all police officers should perform their duties with professionalism to maintain law and order and control crime. The top officer of the DMP asked the officers to give more importance while executing arrest warrants, investigating theft and dacoity cases, as well as recovering stolen vehicles and drugs. Police to be on high alert for Janmashtami celebration: DMP Commissioner He also asked them to strive for gaining public trust through public engagement. About the activities of Beat Policing, the DMP Commissioner said that a close relationship between the people and the police will be developed if the activities of Beat Policing are implemented successfully. The distance between police and people will decrease and for this, people will be able to inform the police about their problems very easily. Crime control will also be much easier by gathering intelligence through beat policing activities, he added. Political rallies may be banned in future if those cause public suffering: DMP Commissioner During the meeting, the DMP Commissioner awarded various levels of policemen of the DMP in recognition of their good work in maintaining law and order and public safety provisions of Dhaka city.
Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said a joint operation will be conducted very soon to seize arms and drugs and to prevent terrorist activities in the Rohingya camps. If necessary, the army will also be involved in this operation, he said. The minister made the remarks while talking to reporters after attending a meeting of the National committee for coordinating, managing and maintaining law and order of Rohingyas at the Secretariat on Tuesday (May 23, 2023). Also Read: Dhaka seeks global support in pilot Rohingya repatriation project Highlighting the decision of the national committee on coordination, management and law and order of forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals displaced, the minister said: "There is an increasing trend of violence in the Rohingya refugee camps. Terrorist activities are on the rise. In light of this, it was decided in the meeting to increase law enforcement patrols, checkpoints, and intelligence surveillance to stop Rohingya miscreants from committing acts of violence within the camp.” Asaduzzaman Khan said the authorities will conduct a joint operation – based on intelligence – to prevent members of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) and Arakan Army (AA) from entering the camps. Also Read: Countries investing heavily in Myanmar should come forward to solve Rohingya crisis: Momen "We have set up barbed wire fences and watchtowers to prevent Rohingyas from leaving the camp, and we conduct regular patrols," he said. “The security measures will be strengthened further so that they cannot escape. Members of law enforcement agencies are on high alert.” Asked whether the army will be involved in the joint operation, the minister said, "If necessary, we will call the army." “We will not allow drug trade. We will make sure that there is no more bloodshed.” Meanwhile, the home minister said the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will be instructed to stay on high alert on the border to prevent anymore Myanmar nationals from entering the country. Also Read: Rohingya man shot dead at Ukhiya camp Among other things, discussions were held to speed the diplomatic efforts to send Rohingyas back to Myanmar. Various issues including rohingya health, birth control were also addressed at the meeting. The home minister said, "The decision to repatriate the Rohingyas is still active. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working on it. We hope (repatriation process) it will continue. ’ When asked about the Rohingyas who are hesitant to go back to Myanmar, he said, "It’ll pass. How long will we keep them? We want them to go back to their country.” The Home Minister said the registration process of Bangladeshi fishermen fishing in the Naf River is ongoing. Read more: Norway announces $6.5 million support for Rohingya refugees
Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (March 19, 2023) asked law enforcement agencies to take action against cybercrime and the trend of teen gangs. “We’ll have to monitor cybercrimes and take action accordingly. RAB and intelligence agencies will have to play a decisive role in this regard,” she said. The prime minister was speaking at the 19th founding anniversary of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at the force’s headquarters in Dhaka’s Kurmitola. Saying that her government developed the country as “Digital Bangladesh”, the PM said cybercrimes have increased as the scope of digitization expanded. Also Read: PM meets UK’s cross-party delegation, discusses Rohingya Sheikh Hasina said the aim of Digital Bangladesh is to ensure the wellbeing of the people, not to cause distress. She said there are some anti-state forces. They see “nothing, no matter how much advancement Bangladesh achieves.” There is another section of people who “defame Bangladesh to foreigners and secure financial or other benefits through this,” the PM said. Talking about the US sanction imposed on RAB officials, the premier asked RAB personnel not to be upset at what others said about them but rather move ahead resolutely. “This is our country that was freed through the sacrifice of blood… We know who does what and we’ll assess accordingly. We have to work with confidence,” she said. Read More: Man killed in RAB gunfire for 'protesting neighbour's arrest,' family says “We will have to identify those who carry out propaganda and defame Bangladesh. We will have to find out why they are doing it and their purpose,” she added. The PM said Bangladeshis can judge who has done good or bad. “If anyone commits an offense, we must speak about it. Don’t be upset at what some people are saying. You will have to move ahead with a sense of self-esteem and confidence,” she said. About the rising trend of teen gangs, Sheikh Hasina said parents, teachers and public representatives alongside law enforcers must take responsibility to put an end to the culture of teen gangs. “The teen gangs must be stopped,” she said. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and RAB Director General Additional IGP M Khurshid Hossain also spoke at the programme. Read More: 8 arrested while trying to rob a RAB vehicle in Narayanganj: RAB
A 31-year-old woman was slaughtered by her husband over a family dispute on Tuesday night in Akkelpur Upazila of Joypurhat district. The deceased was identified as Panna Begum, 31, wife of Sirajul Islam, resident of Gudumba-Purbapara village of Akkelpur Upazila. Jaipurhat Superintendent of Police Mohammad Noore Alam confirmed the matter. The Superintendent of Police said that the husband and wife often quarrel over family disputes and not having any children. Following an argument, Sirajul Islam slaughtered Panna Begum on Tuesday night and went to the mosque quietly with other worshipers of the village to perform Shab-e-Barat prayers, leaving the body on the floor. An hour later, he returned from the mosque and started screaming, pretending to be surprised to see the bloodied body of his wife, said the SP. Panna Begum’s father Anwar Hossain filed a case with Akkelpur Police Station in this regard. Police arrested Sirajul Islam with three others in this incident on Tuesday night and he confessed to killing his wife brutally in police interrogation.
The Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) on Thursday denounced the incident of a police officer's misconduct with a journalist while performing duty. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Hayatul Islam of Motijheel Division of Police has been uncooperative and discourteous with Mahbub Momtazi, a member of CRAB and Staff Reporter of Bangladesh Pratidin, according to a press release. Read more: CRAB expresses concern over a series of mugging incident CRAB president Mirza Mehdi Tamal and general secretary Mamunur Rashid along with the leaders of the executive committee strongly condemned the behavior of the police officer. Besides, the leaders requested to strengthen the cordial relationship between the police and the crime reporters. They also demanded a divisional step against the officer after investigation.
The US has said human trafficking is a crime globally that deprives millions of people of their dignity and freedom. "To properly tackle this crime, it will take a commitment from each of us to end human trafficking. Targeted awareness and outreach efforts are essential," said US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. An estimated 27.6 million are now victims of trafficking worldwide. Read more: UN Special Rapporteur will assess rights violation in trafficking during official visit to Bangladesh This month is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a time for people, organisations, communities, and federal organisations to join in "our efforts to combat all forms of human trafficking, including sex trafficking and forced labour," he said. The US Agency for International Development's (USAID) Fight Slavery and Trafficking in Persons Project organised an event last week to bring together government and civil society stakeholders to incorporate feedback from regional workshops into the revised National Plan of Action.
Deputy Speaker Shamsul Haque Tuku on Thursday said the law and order situation of the country should be improved continuously. "The law and order situation in the country is good but it must be constantly improved," he said. The deputy speaker was speaking as the chief guest at a meeting of the Santhia Upazila administration in Pabna, the Parliament Secretariat said in a statement. Tuku, also former state minister for home affairs, said the administration and the law enforcement agencies should always be vigilant to build a society free from militancy, drugs and smoking. The Deputy Speaker said all the elected representatives, politicians, government officials and employees should work together to ensure a place for the country in the rank of the developed ones. Read more: Law enforcers ready to face any situation over Christmas: IGP He said the development journey of Bangladesh accelerated after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina started steering the country (towards progress). "The PM opened another new horizon for Bangladesh by launching metro rail on Wednesday." With the commencement of the metro rail service, the commuters would now be able to avail of modern, safe and comfortable transport services and get relief from nagging traffic jams and save their valuable time, Tuku said.
The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police said they arrested six members of a ring, including the mastermind, for embezzling Tk30 crore through livestreaming porn videos on mobile apps. Abu Musa Imran Ahmed Sunny and his accomplices Abu Shama, Fatima Akhter, Shayla Akhter, Shah Arman and Md Salim were arrested from various parts of the country on Wednesday, CTTC said Thursday. Also, phones, SIM cards, laptops, debit-credit cards, and cheque books were seized from their possession. Read: 150 Jamaat-Shibir men sued, 6 held over attack on police in Rajshahi The Cybercrime Investigation Division of CTTC found that the ring was broadcasting pornography live through the mobile app Dream Live of the international video livestreaming platform Top Class Entertainment. Sunny maintained the video livestreaming site through over 120 agencies across the country. The gang swindled different people out of a large chunk of money through illegal virtual diamond coins and game coins. CTTC said they found that Sunny made over Tk30 crore of illegal transactions through his bank accounts and mobile financial services in the last three months. Read: Launch passenger stabbed dead after brawl in Chandpur: 8 held "A case was filed against Sunny and his accomplices at Raman Police Station. The accused confessed to siphoning off money to other countries through broadcasting illegal porn videos," thdy added.
A woman in Dhaka's Hazaribagh committed suicide Thursday after killing her two children, police said. The bodies of the woman and her children were found at a rented house in the Gadighar area of Rayer Bazar of Hazaribagh around 10pm, Officer-In-charge (OC) of Hazaribagh Police Station Saidul Haque Bhuiyan said. "We're suspecting that a domestic dispute led to the killing and the suicide. We're currently trying to find out the identities of the deceased and the cause of the death of the children," the OC added. Read: Ninth-grader ‘kills self’ in Barishal
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."