Four Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activists were detained from a protest march - called in response to the recent attack on a JCD leader Nadia Nusrat allegedly by Chhatra League men and her subsequent arrest on false charges in Feni. Sala Uddin Mamun, president of Feni district Chhatra Dal, said as part of their peaceful program, a procession was initiated, commencing from the trunk road and moving through Shaheed Shahidullah Qaiser Road. Also Read: Narsingdi JCD killings: BNP central leader Khokan, his wife among 70 implicated Police baton-charged their procession and detained four activists, he said. The detainees are Mohammad Yasin, Sharif, Jasim, and Hriday. Feni district Chhatra Dal's general secretary, Morshed Alam Milan, said 15-20 JCD activists were injured in the incident. Also Read: BCL attack injures five JCD members “During our peaceful program, the police unexpectedly started baton charging and arrested four people,” he said. According to the police, the clash between two factions of Chhatra Dal erupted during the procession, compelling them to employ baton charges to control the situation. Also Read: Over 150 sued in two cases filed over Chhatra Dal’s factional clash in Brahmanbaria Officer-in-Charge of Feni Model Police Station, Nizam Uddin, said, “When two groups of Chhatra Dal began clashing during the procession, the police arrested four individuals through baton charge to restore order” A case is being prepared regarding this incident, he added.
Mahmudul Alam Babu, chairman Sadhurpara UP in Jamalpur who is a suspect in the murder of Banglanews24.com journalist Golam Rabbani Nadim, was detained from Debiganj upazila of Panchagarh district early Saturday (June 17, 2023). Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained Babu and two others around 5 am in Chilahati union of the upazila, said Jamal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Debiganj Police Station. Also Read: Journalist injured in attack by miscreants in Jamalpur dies They were trying to flee the country by crossing the border, RAB sources said. RAB will later brief the media on this detention. Golam Rabbani's wife, Monira Begum, alleged that her husband was killed on the orders UP chairman Mahmudul Alam Babu due to his news reporting. Also Read: Take immediate action against journalist Rabbani's killers: Sultana Kamal-led MSF Golam Rabbani was returning home on June 14 when he was attacked by a group of terrorists in Bakshiganj upazila. The assailants physically assaulted him before fleeing the scene, leaving him unconscious. He died at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital the following day. Monira claimed that her husband had been subjected to various forms of harassment before the incident, and it was the chairman's associates who carried out the killing. She demanded exemplary punishment of those involved in the incident. Also Read: TIB condemns killing of journalist Rabbani
Police in Turkey carried out raids on homes in 21 provinces on Tuesday, detaining some 110 people for alleged links to Kurdish militants, the country’s state-run news agency reported. The raids, which come weeks ahead of Turkey’s May 14 parliamentary and presidential elections, targeted politicians, journalists, lawyers and human rights activists, Tayip Temel, a deputy leader of the country’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party, or HDP, wrote on Twitter. “On the eve of the election, the government has resorted once again to detentions out of fear of losing power,” Temel tweeted. Also Read: Erdogan hints Turkey may ratify Finland's NATO membership The detained are suspected of financing the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, of recruiting members or of engaging in propaganda on behalf of the group, Anadolu Agency reported. The group, which has led a decades-long insurgency in Turkey, is considered a terror organization by the United States and the European Union. The pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya agency reported that one of its editors and a journalist were among those detained. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking a third presidential term, faces the toughest electoral test of his 20-year rule. Opinion polls have given a united opposition candidate, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, a slight lead over the strongman politician. The HDP has extended its tacit support to Kilicdaroglu by deciding not to field its own candidate in the presidential race.
Police today detained some 25 BNP activists and leaders, including a central leader, on charges of attempts to carry out subversive activities and chaos following a road march in Bagerhat district. BNP, however, claimed that police held at least 40 leaders and activists from different areas after a “peaceful” road march in the district. The detainees included central assistant publicity secretary Shamimur Rahman Shamim, district unit BNP’s former president MA Salam, its incumbent convener ATM Akram Hossain Selim Talim, and another leader Ali Robi, among others. Also Read: Police prevented BNP’s road march in Patuakhali, local leaders say Protesting the detainment and obstruction to their programme, BNP central committee Education Affairs Secretary ABM Dr Obaidul Islam at an instant press conference at Bagerhat Press Club around 11am alleged that at least 40 BNP men were detained centring the road march over several demands including resignation of the government and controlling price hike of essentials. The BNP leader also announced a programme to be observed at each police station in all metropolitan cities on March 4, protesting the obstruction and detention of their party members across the country today. Md Asaduzzaman, superintendent of police in the district, said they apprehended some 20 to 25 BNP men after receiving information that the party men were hatching plans to carry out subversive activities and disorder in the name of the road march. Verification was going on about the detainees and legal actions will be taken in this connection later, the SP added.
Police on Sunday recovered the body of a man from Sakdirampur village in Chandpur's Faridganj upazila, four days after he went missing. The deceased was identified as Sohel Bepari, 30, son of Fazlu Bepari of the Dokanghar area of Chandpur Sadar upazila. Abdur Rashid, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sadar Model Police Station, said Sohel Bepari went missing on Wednesday night. His wife Josna Begum lodged a general diary at Chandpur Model Police Station on Sunday (February 5). Later, police detained Sohel's friends Shahadat Hossain, 30, and Zakir Hossain, 42, in this connection. Based on the information given by the detainees, police recovered the body of Sohel from a bush behind the Baropatwari house in Sakdirampur village this afternoon, added the OC. An investigation into how he ended up there continues.
Bangladesh has urged Spain to expedite the efforts for releasing five Bangladeshi nationals detained in a prison in Galicia province. At a bilateral meeting with Director General for Consular Affairs Xavier Martí Martí of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain held in Madrid recently, Bangladesh Ambassador to Spain Mohammad Sarwar Mahmood solicited support from the Spanish Foreign Ministry in expediting the release of five Bangladeshi nationals. The Spanish Director General for Consular Affairs assured the Ambassador that he would take up the issues with the concerned authorities and necessary steps would be taken, said a media release. Bangladesh Ambassador Mahmood also sought simplification of visa procedures for Bangladeshi nationals seeking to travel to Spain. The Ambassador said Spain is Bangladesh's second largest export destination in the EU while Bangladesh is Spain’s fourth largest trade partner in Asia. Read More: It's not necessary to use visa broker to apply for US visa: Embassy Bilateral relations in trade, investment and other prospective areas are expanding day by day, he said. Simplification and easing of visa process would contribute to the expansion of the relations further and reap benefits for the two peoples, particularly for private sector entrepreneurs and businessmen, said the Ambassador. For Spanish residence, Bangladeshi expatriates are required to produce a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs of Bangladesh, rather than by the Department of Police. The Ambassador said more than 50,000 Bangladeshis staying in Spain constitute the second largest expatriates' community in the EU. “They make significant contributions to both the economies. Digitalized PCC issued by the Department of Police of Bangladesh is acceptable to and recognized by all countries of the world, except Spain,: he said. Obtaining a PCC from the Ministry of Home affairs is a very tedious, time-consuming and burdensome process. Since all Bangladeshi passports are now either Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) or E-Passports, if Spain accepts PCC issued by the Department of Police and subsequently legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh that will alleviate people's sufferings a lot, said the Ambassador. The Ambassador also requested Spain to consider expatriates' Marriage Certificates issued and legalized by the competent authorities in Bangladesh acceptable. He said the Spanish economy could be benefitted by recruiting skilled workforce and professionals from Bangladesh, particularly in the agriculture and ICT sectors.
Police detained 16 Rohingya including women and children from Sreemangal Sunday as they were on their way to Moulvibazar from Cox’s Bazar refugee camp. Sreemangal police detained them during a drive from an Ena Paribahan bus from Cox’s Bazar, said Jahangir Hossain Sardar, Officer-in-Charge of Sreemangal police station. An inspector of district police traveling on the same bus suspected some passengers being Rohingya refugees and informed the matter to Sreemangal police station, he said. In primary questioning , they said that they had fled from the Rohingya camp at Kutupalong, in Cox’s Bazar, said OC Jahangir. They will be sent back to their camp, he said. Read more: Committee formed to discourage Rohingyas from using Myanmar mobile network: Home Minister
A 25-year old man was detained on Friday over burning a speech-impaired woman to death after raping her in Keraniganj. The detainee is Sujan, son of Dadan Mia from Shariatpur upazila, said Keraniganj Superintendent of Police Asaduzzaman in a press briefing on Saturday. He said police detained the accused Sujan from Kalapara area in Patuakhali after identifying him from CCTV footage. Sujan used to work in a construction material shop in Keraniganj and formed a romantic relationship with the 35-year old victim who was his neighbor, said SP Asaduzzaman. Read more: Young girl ‘gang raped’ in Cumilla: 5 held On November 28, Sujan took the victim from her house to Subhadda Saban Factory Road area in Keraniganj and raped her several times. At one stage she fell unconscious. Later he set fire to her while she was unconscious and fled from the spot. Police rescued the severely injured woman from the spot after locals spotted the fire and called the national emergency hotline number 999. However she died under treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Barn and Plastic Surgery the next day. Read more: Rangpur: 5 get life in prison for 2015 rape, murder of teen The victim's sister filed a case in this regard at South Keraniganj police station on November 30. “Sujan confessed to setting fire to the victim after raping her. He will be produced before Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Monday for recording his statement,” said SP Asaduzzaman.
Delhi Police have detained an Indian man accused of killing an Australian woman in Queensland in 2018. The man, Rajwinder Singh, had left Australia after killing the woman. Toyah Cordingley (24) was killed by Rajwinder, according to investigators, because “her dog barked at him,” NDTV reports. Apparently, after an altercation with his wife, Rajwinder Singh (38) headed to Wangetti Beach in Queensland. He admitted to Delhi police that he was carrying some fruits and a kitchen knife. A pharmacy employee, Cordingley, was walking her dog down the shore. Rajwinder and Cordingley got into a fight, as the latter’s dog was barking at him. According to authorities, this led to the Indian man attacking and reportedly killing Cordingley. Read more: India's tribespeople seek formal recognition of ancient nature-worshipping faith Rajwinder then tied the dog to a tree and buried Cordingley’s body in the sand. Two days later, Rajwinder Singh fled Australia – leaving behind his wife, three children, and his job. A Red Corner Notice from Interpol was issued against Rajwinder, and on November 21 the Patiala House Court issued a non-bailable warrant in accordance with the extradition laws. Read more: Indian foreign secretary cements support for Myanmar’s development during visit According to a senior police officer, Rajwinder was detained by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police along the G T Karnal Road based on information supplied by the CBI, which serves as Interpol’s central agency in India, and their Australian counterparts.
National Security Intelligence (NSI) detained a Dubai expatriate with 110 cartons of foreign cigarettes at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram on Friday. The detainee is Aman Ullah, a resident of Fatikchhari upazila of Chattogram. Wing Commander Taslim Ahmed, manager of the airport, said an aircraft of Dubai named ‘FZ-563’ carrying passengers landed at the airport around 8.50am. Read: 26 members of new militant group ‘Jamatul Ansar Fil Hindal Sharqiya' held so far: Rab Acting on a tip-off, the NSI members recovered the cigarette from his bag after conducting a raid upon challenge him, he said the cigarettes worth Tk 3.3 lakh were handed over to the customs authority. Action was taken against him under the Customs Act, he added.