A Dhaka court on Friday remanded 10 people on different terms in a case lodged over the death of five people after a girder of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project crashed on a private car in the capital's Uttara.The remanded accused are-Crane Operator Md Al Amin Hossain Hridoy, 25, helper Rakib Hossain, 23, Four Brothers Guard Service staff Md Rubel, 28 and Md Afroj Mia, 50, Safety engineer of the contractor firm Md Zulfikar Ali Shah, 39, owner of IFS CON Bangladesh Limited Md Iftekhar Hossain, 39 and head of operations Md Ajharul Islam Mithu, 45, marketing manager of Build Trade Company Limited Tofazzal Hossain Tushar, 42 and administrative officers Ruhul Amin Mridha, 33, and Md Monjurul Islam, 29.Crane operator Al Amin, his helper Rakib and Zulfikar were placed on a four-day remand each while the other seven were placed on a two-day remand each when they were produced before the court with a 10-day and seven-day remand prayers respectively. Also read: Uttara girder crash tragedy: Helper operating crane instead of operator Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mahbub Ahmed passed the order after the investigation officer of the case, Inspector Yasin Gazi, produced them before the court.Earlier, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested all the accused from Dhaka, Gazipur, Bagerhat and Sirajganj on different days.On Monday, a BRT project girder came crashing down on the car near Uttara's Jasimuddin road when it was being moved onto a trailer, suggesting the use of cranes of insufficient strength in the project.Rubel, 50, Fahima, 40, her sister Jhorna, 28, and Jhorna's two children Jannat, 6, and Jakaria, 2, got crushed inside the mangled car.Fortunately, a newlywed couple – Rubel's son Hridoy, 26, and his wife Ria Moni, 21, – also travelling with them escaped death.It came exactly one month after a worker was killed by a falling crane in the Gazipur part of the BRT project, and last year six workers escaped with injuries after a part of a launching girder collapsed near them, close to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. Also read: BRT girder accident: Chinese envoy vows to take punitive action after probe reportA case was filed at Uttara West Police Station over Monday's accident accusing the crane operator, contractor company China Gezhouba Group Corporation and unnamed people.
A tangail court on Tuesday placed six accused in a case filed over the robbery incident after hijacking a Chattogram-bound bus in Tangail when a woman commuter was raped, on a three-day police remand. The remanded accused are- Sohag Mondol, 20, Khandakar Md Hasmat Ali alias Dipu, 23, Md Babu Hossain alias Julhas, 21, Md Jibon, 21, Md Abdul Mannan, 22, and Md Nayeem Sarkar Munna, 19. Tangail Senior Judicial Magistrate Farzana Hasanat passed the order after police sought a seven-day remand to interrogate the accused, said court inspector Tanbir Ahmed. Besides, the four other accused gave confessional statements in the court under section 164. They are- mastermind Ratan Hossain, 21, Md Alauddin, 24, Russell Talukdar, 32, and Md Aslam Talukdar alias Raihan, 18. On Sunday, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained ten more people, including the ‘mastermind’ after conducting drives in Dhaka, Gazipur and Sirajganj. So far, 13 people have been arrested in this case. On August 3, the spine-chilling crime occurred in Raktipara area of Tangail's Madhupur upazila. When the bus took the busy Dhaka-Tangail Highway in the Natiapara area, the seven robbers whiffed out guns, hijacked the vehicle, and drove it towards Madhupur upazila. Read:Robbery & rape in Tangail moving bus: Mastermind among 10 held Posing as passengers, the seven boarded the bus in two groups in a span of 10 minutes around 11pm after it resumed its onward journey following a stopover at a hotel in Sirajganj district. Twenty-four people, including 22 passengers and two staffers, were on board the bus of ‘Eagle Paribahan’ at the time. On a desolate stretch, the armed gang robbed 24 people, including 22 passengers of cash, jewellery and mobile phones. They then blindfolded the passengers and raped a woman commuter on board. The passengers' ordeal continued for over three hours till the seven criminals forced them to get off the bus and drove the heavy vehicle towards Raktipara's Jam-e-Mosque, where they abandoned it and fled with the booty, police said. An FIR was lodged in connection with the robbery and rape. On Thursday, Raza Mia, 32, was arrested from the Deula area of Tangail district town, said police. Raza is a driver of ‘Jhatika Service’ bus in Tangail and lived in a rented house in Tangail new bus terminal area. During interrogation, Raza told cops that he was the one who drove the bus while others held the passengers and staff hostage at gunpoint, said Sarkar Md Kaisar, superintendent of Tangail Police.
A Dhaka court on Thursday placed Md Mahbubur Rahman, driver of a Bikash Paribahan bus, on a one-day remand for sexually harassing a college student on a running bus. Judge Syed Mostafa Reza Nur of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court passed the order after Investigation Officer (IO) of the case and Officer In-charge (OC) of Azimpur police outpost Asibuzzaman Asib produced the accused before the court sought a five-day remand. Mahbubur was arrested from Ashulia on Wednesday. Also read: National University expels two students over CU female student's assault According to the case statement, the victim boarded a bus of Bikash paribahan to reach Azimpur from Dhanmondi around 8:40pm on July 24. At one point, she fell asleep in the bus. Around 9:10pm, the victim felt that someone was touching her body. She woke up and found the bus was deserted and the helper of the bus was sitting next to her. The helper grasped the victim’s mouth when she tried to cry for help. She stood up and asked the driver to stop the bus. But the driver increased the speed instead of stopping the bus. Finally, the victim jumped off the running bus to escape. Also read: Overzealous woman in viral incident at Narsingdi station held for assault Later, she wrote a post on facebook from where Lalbagh police came to know the matter. Members from Lalbagh police station identified the victim based from the facebook post and collected information from her. Using modern technology, police seized the bus and came to know about the driver. The victim later lodged a complaint with Lalbagh police station in this regard, based on which the arrest was made. END/UNB/COrr/AB/FH/2011 Hrs
A Dhaka court on Saturday placed 15 friends of Buet student Sunny, whose body was recovered from the Padma River on Friday, on a three-day remand each in a case filed over the death. Dhaka Senior Judicial Magistrate Kazi Ashrafuzzaman passed the order after hearing. Those remanded are -- Shariful Hossain, Shakil Ahmed, Sezan Ahmed, Md Rubel, Md Sajib, Md Nuruzzaman, Md Nasir, Md Maruf, Md Ashraful Alam, Jahangir Hossain Liton, Md Noman, Md Jahid, ATM Shahrier Momin, Maruful Haque, and Roukanuzzaman alias Jitu. Also read: Missing BUET student’s body fished out of Padma Earlier, sub-inspector Shamsul Alam, also investigating officer of the case, produced all of the accused before the court and sought a seven-day remand for each. The body of Tariquzzaman Sunny, a final-year student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) was fished out of the Padma River on Friday. UNB Keraniganj correspondent report: according to Sunny’s friends he went missing while bathing in the river with his friends at Moinot Ghat in Dhaka's Dohar upazila Thursday afternoon, said Mostafa Kamal, officer-in-charge of Dohar police station. “However the incident seems suspicious as police received a call from Sunny’s cell phone number which was made to National Emergency Service 999 Thursday evening. But the call was disconnected before talking with anyone,” said the OC. Also read: Missing tourist’s body fished out of Kishoreganj haor On Friday afternoon, Sunny’s elder brother Hasanuzzaman filed a murder case at Dohar police station and then 15 friends of Sunny who went to visit Moinot Ghat with him were arrested from different places in the capital.
A Noakhali court on Thursday placed four people in 5-day police remand each in a case filed over shooting a 4-year old dead while she was on her father’s lap in Begumganj upazila. Senior Judicial Magistrate of Chief Judicial Magistrate court Towhidul Islam passed the order after investigation officer in the case appealed for 7-day in remand for each five accused. The remanded accused are- Sujon, Sohel Uddin, Naimul Islam and Akbar Hossain. On Tuesday the case filed over killing Tasfia Aktar Jannat was handed over to Detective Branch (DB) of police for further investigation. Also read: Man shot dead in Munshiganj clash Saiful Islam, officer-in-charge of DB said, “The recording of confessional statement given by prime accused MD Rimon under section 164 of penal code is under process. On Tuesday night, a team of Rab Battalion 11 arrested the five accused during a drive at Char Clark union in Subarnachar upazila. On April 13, Mowlana Abu Jaher and his daughter suffered bullet wounds fired by a group of 20 people allegedly led by Rimon, Mohin , Naim , Akbar at a shop near his house at Hajipur union in the upazila. The group attacked the shop owner Abdullah Al over a feud regarding soil excavation but Jaher and Tasfia had no involvement in it. Also read: Khulna: 10 suspected militants remanded in police custody for 5 days Next day, Tasfia’s uncle Humayun Kabir filed a case against 17 people including Rimon and Badshah along with some 11 more anonymous people. So far, law enforcers managed to arrest nine of the accused in this case.
A Dhaka court on Tuesday placed the husband of actress Raima Islam Shimu and his driver on a 3-day remand each in a case filed after recovery of her body in a sack. Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Rabeya Begum passed the order after the investigating officer in the case Chunnu Mia, Officer-in-Charge of Keraniganj Model police station, produced the accused before court and sought a 10-day remand to interrogate them. Earlier in the day, Shimu’s brother Harunur Rashid filed the case against her husband Shakhawat Ali Nobel and his driver SM Farhad along with some anonymous people at Keraniganj Model police station. On Monday morning, spotted by some locals, the 35-year old actress’s body was found in a sack near a bridge in the Keraniganj upazila. She was identified through her finger print by Police Bureau of Investigation (PIB) later in the day. Read: Hubby among 2 held for actress Shimu's death Shimu’s body was kept at Mitford Hospital morgue for an autopsy. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members detained Nobel and his driver Farhad from the hospital on Tuesday. "The two were later handed over to the police. The duo broke down and confessed their crime during interrogation," said Ramzanul Haque, the officer-in-charge (investigation) of Keraniganj Model Police Station. Shimu used to live at city’s Kalabagan area with her husband and two children. On Sunday morning she went out from the house and remained missing since. A general diary was lodged at Kalabagan police station in this regard on Sunday night. Shimu worked with many renowned film directors after making her debut in 1998.
A Gazipur court placed mason Anwarul Islam on a three-day remand on Saturday in a case over the killing of former professor of Dhaka University Saida Gaffar. Gazipur Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court-2 Judge Mehedi Pavel Sweet passed the order after police produced the arrestee before it and sought a 10-day remand to interrogate him,said Dipankar Roy, sub-inspector of Kashimpur police station. Saida Gaffar, a former Professor of Institute of Nutrition and Food Science of the university, was found dead at Kashimpur in Gazipur on Friday, two days after she had gone missing. Also read: Killing of ex-DU teacher: Arrested mason remanded The professor was buried on Friday night at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard, said her family.