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Killing in custody: Mirpur SI on 5-day remand

Killing in custody: Mirpur SI on 5-day remand

A Dhaka court today granted a five-day remand for Jahidur Rahman Khan, a sub-inspector of Mirpur Police Station, in a case filed in connection with the custodial death of garment-waste trader Mahbubur Rahman Sujan. Earlier in the morning, Rakibul Islam, an SI and an operation officer at Mirpur Police Station, filed the case with the police station, a day after the arrest of Jahid who allegedly tortured Sujan to death on Sunday. Metropolitan magistrate Md Mahbubur Rahman granted the five-day remand for Jahid and his source Nasim Sheikh after DB...

Pak cops foil attack against PM's home

Pak cops foil attack against PM's home

Pakistani police fought for more than 10 hours with militants they said were planning to attack the home of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, officials said Thursday. An intelligence officer and two militants were killed when the shootout erupted during an overnight operation in the eastern city of Lahore, said police chief Zulfiqar Hameed. Shuja...

Man dies in Mirpur 'cop custody'

A man accused in an arms case died in police custody hours after he was arrested by Mirpur police in the capital early today. Deceased Mahbubur Rahman, 35, was an accused in a case filed under the Arms Act, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports. Sakhawat Hossain, assistant commissioner of police (Mirpur Zone), said police arrested two persons along with 145 Yaba tablets on Saturday. Based on their information, police conducted a raid at the house of Mahbub and recovered two magazines and...

FEB 2 BCL ATTACK

Protesters of RU fee hike still facing cop harassment

Protesters of RU fee hike still facing cop harassment

The Rajshahi University probe committee, formed to investigate the attack on general students by pro-Awami League Bangladesh Chhatra League activists backed by police, has not submitted its report even after about five months. On the contrary, a day after the incident, the university authorities, police and BCL filed six cases with Motihar Police Station...

Taliban attacks in Afghanistan kill 13

A roadside bombing targeting police officers and an attack on a convoy of de-miners killed at least 13 people in Afghanistan, authorities said Friday, separate attacks blamed on the Taliban ahead of foreign troops withdrawing from the country. In the western province of Ghor, seven police officers died in the roadside bombing Thursday in Charsada district, provincial Gov. Sayed Anwar Rahmati said. Rahmati said the blast was followed by a four-hour gunbattle between Taliban fighters and police officers that killed...

Police seize 227 stolen motorbikes

Police seize 227 stolen motorbikes

Police have over the last couple of days recovered around 227 'stolen' motorbikes from different parts of the country and detained fifteen alleged bike muggers and thieves. Of the 227 motorbikes, 215 were seized from four motor-bike go-downs in Satkhira, namely Sarder Trading, A One Motor, Honda Bazaar and BML. Md Salahuddin Khan, officer-in-charge of...

7 cops suspended over Ctg custodial death

7 cops suspended over Ctg custodial death

Seven policemen were suspended today over the death of a businessman in police custody in Chittagong last month. The suspension order came after the policemen were found involved in the death of Rokonuzzaman, 45, a real estate businessman, said Harunur Rashid Hazari, a deputy commission of Chittagong Metropolitan Police. He added that the businessman died...

Cop commits suicide by own rifle at Bagerhat SP office

Cop commits suicide by own rifle at Bagerhat SP office

A police constable allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself from his own rifle at the office of Bagerhat superintendent of police this morning. The deceased is Prolab Kumar Sen, 22, son of Prodip Kumar Sen of Dighinala upazila in Khulna, reports our Bagerhat correspondent. Prolab was carrying a Chinese Rifles when he was on duty...

Law enforcers getting into criminal acts

Visiting two people, allegedly shot in the leg by police, at a hospital in the capital, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman yesterday alleged that law enforcers were increasingly getting involved in criminal activities. "They [law enforcers] are running a 'business of detention' and extorting general people. They are even shooting people if they refuse to pay," he told reporters, after talking to the two men at the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (Nitor). The two from...

Narayanganj-5

Campaign for by-polls ends

The Election Commission claims to have taken all-out measures to hold the Narayanganj-5 by-polls tomorrow fairly and peacefully amid fear of vote rigging and violence. Jatiya Party-nominated candidate Selim Osman and independent candidate SM Akram completed their campaigns yesterday in the constituency that has 3.42 lakh voters. More than 4,500 members of Border Guard Bangladesh, Rapid Action Battalion, Armed Police Battalion, police, Ansar and Coast Guard have been deployed in the constituency to maintain law and order. "We have deployed a sufficient...

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