The Detective Branch of Police has arrested 15 people including a Chinese national for operating loan scams through social media. The mastermind behind this operation is identified as Zhang Ji Zhang, a 60-year-old Chinese national. The Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) showed them arrested in cases filed at Hatirjheel and Kafrul police stations in the capital. Train movement on Bhairab-Mymensingh route suspended following derailment in Kishoreganj The gang was involved in fraudulent schemes using social media for easy loan opportunities and job applications without any association with legitimate institutions. During the operation, police seized evidence from the suspects, uncovering information from 29 mobile banking accounts. Additional Commissioner and Chief of Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Mohammad Harun or Rashid on Saturday said the group had siphoned off over Tk 200 crore in the past two years. However, none of this money is in Bangladesh; it has all been transferred to China, he said. Minor boy among two dead in Feni road crash During the last six months alone, more than Tk 50 crore had been transacted using the mobile banking accounts. The gang has victimized at least 1,500 people in the country. An app, developed by Chinese nationals, has its server in Singapore, and the call centres are located in Bangladesh and in Pakistan, the DB chief told journalists at his office. The gang used to extort lakhs of taka after providing small amounts of money to the victims They also enticed victims by advertisements on social media to download the app that, once installed, allowed the fraudsters access to crucial information such as photos, videos, and contact lists on the victims' mobile phones. Subsequently, the scammers used the information to blackmail individuals and extort money, sometimes resorting to creating false images and videos, said the police official. Speakers for nature-based solutions and local adaptation for building resilience in Sundarbans Harun also said more than 60 people have committed suicide due to harassment in various ways by taking loans from these apps in the neighbouring country. It is not known whether anyone has committed suicide in Bangladesh. The DB chief suggested that if anyone is duped by this gang, the victim should file a case. He added that there are many others involved in this racket. They went into hiding. DB’s drive to bring them under the law is underway.
Police on Thursday arrested at least 20 BNP leaders and activists in Chattogram during a nationwide 48-hour blockade called by the BNP and other like-minded opposition parties. A press release of the city BNP unit said that during the day-long peaceful protest, 20 leaders and activists were arrested from different areas of the metropolis and the district. 14 BNP leaders, activists detained in Chattogram BNP leaders and activists in Chattogram took out protest rallies and blocked roads in different parts of the city on Thursday (November 23) demanding the resignation of the government and the cancellation of the announced election schedule. 2 motorcyclists killed in Chattogram road crash Emdadul Haque Badsha, organising secretary of Chattogram Metropolitan Jubo Dal, is among the arrestees. He was arrested from in front of Parkview Hospital in Katalganj of the city this evening, Manjur Quader Manjur, officer-in-charge (OC) of CMP's Chawkbazar Police Station, confirmed. 609 shelters ready in Chattogram ahead of cyclone 'Midhili' Earlier, BNP president Mosharof Hossain Dipati was arrested from Halishahar area of the city.
A 27-year-old mother has been arrested for allegedly killing her 12-day-old twins by throwing them into a well in Jashore’s Keshabpur upazila. The incident took place on Tuesday night following a family dispute near the new mosque in Sahapara area of Keshabpur, police said. 3 get death penalty in gold smuggling case in Jashore The arrestee has been identified as Sultana Yasmin. Police recovered the bodies of the twins from the well at around 7:00 am on Wednesday. Sultana lived with her husband Abu Bakar Siddique at her father Abdul Latif's house in Sahapara of the municipality. Former BNP upazila president arrested in Jashore She along with her family members were brought to the police station for interrogation on Wednesday morning after Sultana called the police through her family members, saying that her twins went missing. Later, during the interrogation, Sultana confessed to throwing her children, Araf and Tasneem, into the well in front of the house at around 1:30am on Wednesday, said Mohammad Zahirul Alam, officer-in-charge of Keshabpur Police Station . 7-year-old drowns in Jashore pond She confessed to throwing them in the water after a family dispute with her husband, said OC Zahirul. A case has been filed with Keshabpur police station in this regard.
Police on Sunday arrested former president of Bagharpara upazila BNP and senior joint secretary of Central Krishak Dal Engineer TS Ayub in front of Monihar Cinema Hall in Jashore city in a sabotage case. 7-year-old drowns in Jashore pond Kotwali Police Station Officer-in-Charge (Operation) Palash Biswas said police arrested 66 BNP leaders and activists from Hamidpur area of Jashore-Narail road and seized cocktails, petrol and sticks from inside the bus on October 31. Man killed, 2 hurt in crude bomb blast in Jashore BNP acting organising secretary Anindya Islam and 87 others were accused in the case. TS Ayub was an absconding accused in the case. Man killed as his bike hits bridge in Jashore Apart from this case, there are several cases against TS Ayub at Bagharpara Police Station. The court has already issued arrest warrants against him in five cases.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Sunday arrested a total of 20 people from different parts of the country in connection with car vandalism, arson and sabotage. So far, from October 28, RAB arrested a total of 370 people involved in violence and sabotage in different parts of the country, said Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Rab headquarter's media wing Imran Khan. 152 BGB platoons deployed across the country amid BNP-Jamaat's latest blockade RAB forces arrested Feni District Juba Dal President Zakir Hossain and Chapainawabganj District Chhatra Dal President Yusuf Ali from Chapainawabganj Sadar area for their suspected involvement in police constable Amirul killing. Fire Service records 9 arson attacks in the country in 10 hrs Besides, Feni district Jubo Dal general secretary Nasir Uddin, Bogra district BNP joint convener Mizanur Rahman, Jhenaidah district BNP joint convener Shaon and Manikganj's Ghior thana BNP vice-president Billal Hossain were arrested in connection with the cocktail bomb blast and sabotage case in Islampur area under Feni model police station. RAB arrests 26 for political violence, sabotage More than 150 RAB patrol teams have been deployed in the capital and more than 450 patrol teams have been deployed across the country to prevent violence and sabotage and to maintain law and order situation in the country.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a BNP leader from Dhaka's Motijheel area on Saturday morning in a case filed over sabotage. The arrestee Mizanur Rahman Mizan, 39, convener of Bogura Sadar Swechasebak Dal unit and son of late Afsar Ali of Gokul Paschim Para of the upazila. 6 BCL men suspended for factional clash in Bogura RAB-3 arrested Mizan on Saturday Morning and handed him over to Bogura Sadar Police station on Sunday, Commander of RAB-12 (Superintendent of Police), Mir Monir Hossain, confirmed. He said that during the blockade, a covered van and two trucks were set on fire in Baghopara and Dighalkandi areas of Dhaka-Rangpur highway. BCL factional clash leaves 13 hurt at Bogura Azizul Haque College Four cases were filed with Bogura Sadar police in these incidents where Mizan made one of the accused. Apart from this, there are 19 cases against him in different police stations of Bogura, he added. 2 trucks torched in Rajshahi, Bogura The BNP leader was sent to jail on Sunday afternoon, said the OC Abu Hasan, member secretary of Bogura District Swechasebak Dal, said Mizan has been implicated in a false case. The movement to topple the government cannot be stopped by false cases and arrests, he said.
Police in Chattogram have seized five cars that illegally raced in the Bangabandhu tunnel following its opening to traffic on October 29. Police conducted raids in different areas of the port city and seized the cars on Thursday, said Zahir Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Karnaphuli police station. Bus-auto rickshaw collision leaves 7 dead in Chattogram The seized vehicles are — Chatta Metro-GA-12-9043, Dhaka Metro-KA-11-8935, Dhaka Metro-KA-12-1814, Chatta Metro-GA-13-3573 and Chatta Metro-GA-14-2254. Police also arrested two people in a case filed in connection with the incident, he added. Two cousins drown in Chattogram The arrestees are Ashraful Haque, 35, son of Ansarul Haque of Alkaran Haque Mansion, Kotwali Police Station, Chattogram Metropolis, and Emran Uddin, 24, son of Solaiman Saudagar of Bakalia. A case was filed following a complaint on charges of violating rules of using the under-water tunnel in the Karnaphuli River. 48hr blockade: Bus burnt in Chattogram’s Oxygen Mor The OC said that five accused in the case have secured anticipatory bail from court.
Two BNP activists were arrested on Thursday along with bottles of petrol, gas lighters and pieces of clothes while preparing to set vehicles on fire in Gabtola area of Moghbazar. The arrestees were identified as Ebadul Bepari, 37, joint convener of Hatirjheel unit of Swechchhasebak Dal, and Sabuj Mia, 27, a member of Hatirjheel unit of Swechchhasebak Dal. BNP, like-minded parties to enforce 48-hour countrywide blockade again from Sunday Hatirjheel Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Sharif Miaji said leaders and activists of BNP took out a procession in support of the 48-hour nationwide blockade at Gabtola near Moghbazar intersection around 2 pm. From the procession, they were preparing to set fire to vehicles, he said. Play responsible role with courage following constitutional rules, President tells EC “The police chased and arrested the two men along with the bottles of petrol and other stuff,” he said. BNP and other like-minded opposition parties are enforcing a 48-hour blockade road-rail-waterways blockade across the country which will end at 6am on Friday. EC ready to hold general election on time: CEC tells President Shahabuddin
BNP says 25 leaders and activists of the party and its associate bodies have been arrested from different parts of Khulna district in 48 hours till this morning, ahead of BNP’s October 28 grand rally. Ehteshamul Haque Shaon, member of Khulna’s BNP media cell, said so far police have arrested 25 leaders and activists centering the grand rally. BNP’s rally must be held at Nayapaltan: Rizvi Contacted, Saidur Rahman, superintendent of district police, said police are arresting those who were wanted in different criminal cases and they were “not arrested centering BNP’s grand rally.” If BNP’s rally is peaceful, government has nothing to do with it: Home Minister On October 18, BNP announced a grand rally in Dhaka on October 28 as part of the party’s final phase of programme under their ongoing movement against the government. BNP fighting to destroy democracy, not protect it: Quader BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir came up with the announcement at a rally in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office.
A man was arrested for allegedly killing his younger brother in a dispute over money owed on Thursday. The arrestee is Shafiqul Islam of Shrirampur village in Baliadanga union of Sadar upazila. Man arrested from Dhaka over rape of 4-year-old in Chapainawabganj The deceased was identified as Sadikul Islam (32) of the same area. Quoting family members, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Chapainawabganj Sadar Police Station Sajjad Hossain said Shafiqul's wife took the money from Sadikul's wife. Chapainawabganj agriculture entrepreneur’s innovative mango cultivation technique doubles yield An argument broke out between them on Thursday evening over the money. At one point, Shafiqul hit Sadikul Islam with a sharp weapon and fled, said the OC. Later, Sadikul was taken to Chapainawabganj District Hospital, where he died while undergoing treatment around 8:00 pm on Thursday. RAB arrests 4 ‘gang members’ who stole three-wheelers in Chapainawabganj Legal action will be taken in this regard, the OC added.