Panchagarh, May 21 (UNB) – Toll has been demanded from the Zila Parishad chairman, one of its members and several local traders in the name of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) leader Major Zia’s followers.
A caller demanded Tk 5 lakh from Zila Parishad chairman and district Awami League general secretary Anwar Sadat Samrat.
He filed a general diary with Sadar Police Station in this regard.
The ruling party leader said he received a phone call after 5pm on May 17 when the caller introduced him as a follower of ABT leader Major Zia.
Mentioning that they need Tk 50-60 lakh to get their arrested leaders and activists released from jail, the caller demanded Tk 5 lakh from him, he said.
The unknown caller also threatened to kill him and his family members if the demand was not met, Samrat said.
Zila Parishad member Monwar Hossain Dipu, and traders Babul Khan, Abdul Mannan and Saif Jamil Likhon also received similar phone calls demanding toll.
Monwar also lodged a GD with the police station.
Inspector (Investigation) of Sadar Police Station Jamal Hossain said they were investigating the matter.
He also urged all not to be panicked, saying they would be able to find clues within a couple of day.
Madaripur, May 20 (UNB)- A 54-year-old police constable in Sadar upazila was withdrawn on Monday for throwing a teenage girl out of his house through the ventilator after raping her.
Muktar Hossain, 54, was working as a constable at Madaripur.
Kamrul Hossain, officer-in-charge of Madaripur Sadar Police Station, said the constable has been residing with his wife in rented accommodation in TB Clinic area of the town for a long period. He called the 16-year-old girl in absence of his wife and violated her at 8 pm on Sunday.
Hearing her screaming, locals arrived and confined the constable in his own house. At one stage though, he threw the girl out of his house through the ventilator.
Later, the constable was withdrawn and attached to the nearest police lines as the news spread.
Besides, a probe body has been formed to look into the matter headed by Badrul Alam Mollah, additional superintendent of police, Madaripur Sadar Circle.
Narayanganj, May 20 (UNB) - Rapid Action Battalion members arrested two suspected members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team from Fatullah on Sunday.
The arrestees were identified as Abu Sayeed, 24, of Munshiganj’s Tongibari upazila and SM Mahadi Hasan alias Golam Rabbi, 26, hailing from Gournadi upazila of Barishal.
Md Alep Uddin, additional superintendent of police (media) on deputation with RAB-11, revealed their identities on Monday, saying they arrested the duo from Masdair Bhuiyar Bagh area late Sunday midnight. During the drive, the law enforcers also seized a laptop, huge quantity of jihadi books and leaflets.
Abu Sayeed is the coordinator of the militant outfit in Narayanganj while SM Mahadi Hasan is his follower. Their work for ABT saw them promoting its ‘work’ and all kinds of extremist doctrines online, all the while looking to recruit new members from different areas of the district, the ASP added.