8 arrested while trying to rob a RAB vehicle in Narayanganj: RAB
Eight members of a robbery gang have been arrested while trying to take over a Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) vehicle in Narayanganj. RAB 11 Company Commander and Deputy Director Monirul Alam confirmed the information at a press conference at its local camp in Kalirbazar area of the city this afternoon. “Two teams of RAB 11 were on patrol duty on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway in plain clothes last night. At that time, one team got stuck in traffic in the Char Bausia area under Gazaria Police Station in Munshiganj,” he said. Also Read: Tk 11 crore robbery: Mastermind among 3 held with Tk 58 lakh “A group of armed robbers, thinking the Rab vehicle to be a normal passenger car, surrounded it. At one stage, the robbers attacked the car, in return, RAB men in plain clothes chased and arrested eight people, including the leader of the gang,” said the RAB deputy director. “Several locally-made weapons were seized from the robbers at the time. Legal action, including a case, is under way against them,” he added. During primary interrogation, the arrestees confessed to committing more than 50 robberies on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway in the last two years. There are also multiple cases against them at different police stations, said RAB.
Training commander of Jamatul Ansar, 8 other militants arrested in Bandarban: RAB
Nine members, including a training commander, of militant group Jamatul Ansar Fil Hindal Sharqiya have been arrested in a drive conducted by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Tongkaboti in sadar upazila of Bandarban. Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director of Rab’s legal and media wing, revealed the information while briefing the media on Monday (March 13, 2023). Members of RAB 1, 11, and 15 conducted a joined drive and arrested them along with arms and explosives, he said. Also Read: 3 more members of new militant group Jamatul Ansar held in N'ganj The arrestees are training commander Didar Hossain alias Masum, Alamin Sardar, Sainun Raihan, Tahiyat Chowdhury alias Pavel, Md. Lokman Mia, Md. Imran Hossain, Md. Amir Hossain, Md. Ariful Rahman, and Shamim Mia. With the new arrests, 68 members of the new militant outfit have been arrested so far, Al Moin said. “Thirty-eight people were arrested from the Chattogram Hill Tracts, and two of them died,” he said. Read More: Clash over Ahmadiyya event: Over 8,200 sued, 81 arrested in Panchagarh Seventeen members of armed separatist group Kuki-Chin National Front (KNF) have been arrested so far, he added. The elite force also seized arms and explosives from the arrestees. These arrests are not related to the attack on members of the army last Sunday, the RAB official said. Read More: Three arrested with 400 bottles of phensedyl in Chapainawabganj: RAB
Ward-level AL leader in Patuakhali arrested over attempted rape of child
A man has been arrested over attempted rape of a 10-year-old in Patuakhali. The accused, Md. Delowar Talukdar, 55, is the ward member and organizing secretary of Awami League’s local unit of Ward 8 under Dabluganj union in Kalapara upazila. The mother of the child filed a case against the accused at Mohipur police station. According to police and the child’s family, Delowar, along with 10-15 people, went to Barkutia village on Saturday for Union Parishad election campaign. The child’s mother was working in a nearby field when the incident occurred. Also Read: Wife slaughtered by husband in Joypurhat “He came to our home and, upon realizing my child was alone, molested her,” said the mother. Abul Khair, officer-in-charge of Mohipur police station, said police arrested the accused and sent him to Kolagara court.
11 athletes, coach arrested in Rajshahi for ‘beating’ cop; 7 land in jail
Eleven athletes, including three under-17 players, and a coach, who participated in the just-concluded Sheikh Kamal 2nd Bangladesh Youth Games in Dhaka, were arrested in Rajshahi on charges of ‘beating’ a police officer and ‘stealing’ his wife’s ornaments. The arrestees are Brishti Moni, 16, Jemi Akter, 14, Rimi Khanan, 17, Farhana Khandokar, 17, Sabrina Akter, 19, Dipali, 19, Papia Sarwar Purnima, 19, Khadiza Khatun, 18, Abdul Al Jahid, 16, Ali Azam, 19, Ramjan, 19, Akash Ali Mohan, 20, and coach Ahsan Kabir, 45. Belal Hossain, a relative of a minor female athlete said, the athletes and the coach returned to Rajshahi by Dhumketu Express train from Dhaka Sunday noon. Also Read: Youth Games: Rangpur, Rajshahi divisions reach women's football final Police constable Golam Kibria assaulted a female athlete while the athletes were searching for their missing luggage after the train reached Rajshahi rail station, he alleged. “He attacked another athlete as well. After they got off the train a fight erupted again,” he said. He also said railway police took them to the police station to settle the matter but later filed a case against them. Also Read: PM Hasina opens final phase of Sheikh Kamal Youth Games Gopal Kumar, officer-in-charge of Rajshahi Railway Police Station, said, police constable Golam Kibria’s wife Sultana Razia Sultana filed the case against athletes alleging that they beat up her husband and stole her gold chain. Kibria was sent to the Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital, he said. He also said that the police officer’s brother Golam Sarwar, also a witness in the case, denied any incident inside the train. “He claimed they had a dispute over getting off the train, and then a fight erupted,” said the OC. Liton Hossain, acting chief judicial magistrate of the chief judicial magistrate court of Rajshahi, sent seven of the accused athletes to jail when they were produced before the court. Women and Child repression Prevention Tribunal-2 granted the minors and women athletes interim bail till 10 am on Monday. The lawyer of the accused, Mainul Islam said, there’s no specific allegation against the minors. “Judge Md. Hasanuzzaman will give the final decision after the full hearing on Monday,” he said.
War crimes: Convict arrested in capital
Members of the Anti-Terrorism Unit arrested a convicted war criminal from the capital’s Khilgaon area on Tuesday night--eight days after he was sentenced in a case related to the 1971 war crimes. The 66-year-old convict Md Fakhruzzman is the son of late Abdul Wahed of Collegepara under Kotwali police station in Mymensingh. Tipped-off, the absconding convict was arrested from Dakkhin Goran area under Khilgaon police station around 10pm on Tuesday. On May 19, 2015, late freedom fighter Abur Rahman’s wife Rahima Khatun, a resident of Mymensingh district town, filed a case accusing Jatiya Party’s former lawmaker MA Hannan and his son Fakhruzzaman bringing allegations of genocide, looting, rape, torturing, torching and others at an Amali court there. Read more: 4 members of militant group ‘Jamatul Ansar Fil Hindal Sharqiya' held in Chattogram After taking the case into cognisance, the court ordered the authorities concerned to send the case to the International Crimes Tribunal. As the tribunal issued a warrant for the former lawmaker Hannan and his son Rafique on October 10 of the same year, the duo was arrested from the capital’s Gulshan area while Fakruzzaman and others were absconding. The Investigating Officer of the case submitted the full-pledge chargsheets against the accused at the prosecution section of the tribunal on July 11, 2016. The court framed the charges against eight people including Fakhruzzaman on November 4, 2018. Meanwhile, Hannan and other two defendants died. The tribunal of three judges delivered the life term imprisonment to Fakhruzzman for killing sculptor Abdur Rashid on February 20 this year. After the arrest, the convict was handed over to the concerned Kotwali police station.
57 arrested in DMP anti-narcotics drive
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in separate drives arrested 57 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs in the capital in 24 hours till 6 am on Wednesday. During the drives, 45,743 contraband yaba pills, 559 grams of heroin, 98.675 grams of hemp and 78 bottles of contraband Phensidyle were recovered from the possessions of the arrestees. As part of the DMP’s regular anti-drug drives, Detective Branch (DB) and teams from local police stations launched drives in various areas in the capital from 6 am Tuesday to 6 am on Wednesday and recovered the drugs. Also Read: 76 arrested in DMP’s anti-narcotics drive in city A total of 40 cases were registered with local police stations against the arrestees under the Narcotics Control Act.
8-month-old son hanged from tree, tortured in Narail; Father arrested
Police have arrested a man allegedly for torturing his 8-month-old son hanging from a tree for not getting dowry from his wife at Raghunathpur village in Lohagara upazila of the district. The arrestee is Mamun Sheikh, 33, of the village. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Lohagara police station Nasir Uddin said victim Al Habib’s mother filed a case under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act at the police station on Monday evening. The accused was produced before the court which sent him to jail on Tuesday, added the OC. According to the case statement, Mamun married Kulsum Begum 13 years ago. The couple has been blessed with three children. Mamun used to demand money as dowry from Kulsum since their marriage. Mamun married again without the permission of his first wife Kulsum one year ago. On Monday afternoon, he started torturing Kulsum again for money. As she refused to give money, Mamun hanged his 8-month-old son from a tree and tortured him inhumanly. Later the photo of the torture went viral on social media Facebook.
6 ARSA members arrested in Cox’s Bazar
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested six suspected members of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) from Moynarghona Rohingya camp in Ukhiya of Cox's Bazar. The arrestees are- ARSA members Mohammad Arab, 24, Mohammad Nuru, 31, Mohammad Yunus, 33, Mohammad Harun, 28, Hamid Hossain, 22, and Hafizul Amin, 25. Md Abu Salam Chowdhury, senior assistant director (Legal and Media) of Rab-15, said that a Rab team conducted a drive and arrested the six, being tipped-off that some Arsa members, equipped with weapons, took position near Rohingya Abul Foyez stall of Moynarghona Rohingya camp. A locally made one-shooter gun and three bullets were recovered during the operation, he said.
4 arrested in Chandpur over gang-rape of teenager
Four men were arrested at Gandharbyopur village in Haziganj upazila of Chandpur district over gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl.The crime occurred on Monday night, said Zubayer Syed, officer-in-charge of Haziganj Police Station.Police arrested Nimai Chandra Das, 24; Momin, 32; Mamun, 30; and Mizan, 45 in this connection.A complaint was lodged with Haziganj Police Station on Tuesday.According to the complaint, Nimai developed a relationship with the girl, hailing from Darbeshpur village in Ramganj upazila.Nimai invited the girl to his village. On Monday, Nimai took the girl to his village.At one point, Nimai along with three other men took the girl to an abandoned place and raped her.Hearing screams, locals rescued the girl and informed police who arrested the four men.The arrestees were sent to jail after being produced before the court on Tuesday, said OC.The girl is now undergoing treatment at Chandpur General Hospital.
12 Jamaat men arrested from meeting in Feni party office
Police arrested 12 activists and leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami charging them with hatching a subversive plan from their office in Feni town on Saturday. The arrestees--Mohammad Shafiullah, Mostafa Azim, Mohammad Shah Alam, Abu Taher, Abdul Matin, Md Salahuddin, Alamgir, Jakir Hossain, Abdul Motaleb, Monir Hossain, Md Mohiuddin and Md Israphil, are residents of several upazilas of the district. Nizam Uddin, officer-in-charge of Feni Model Police Station, said they conducted a drive at the office of the Jamaat on Shanti Company Road on getting tipped-off. Also Read: 31 Jamaat-Shibir men arrested over ‘sabotage attempt’ in Dinajpur The 12 Jamaat-men were held with five cocktails and Jihadhi books from the office while they were holding a clandestine meeting to carry out subversive activities, he said. They were handed over to the court after filing a case upon interrogation, the OC said. Also read: Jamaat leader, activist arrested in Savar Turning down the claim by the police, district Jamaat Ameer Master Shamsuddin said their party-men were holding a meeting on the labour welfare foundation. The allegation of subversive planning is ridiculous, he said, adding that he demanded immediate release of the arrested activists and leaders.