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Afghan villagers hang Taliban after offensive

Afghan villagers hanged four Taliban fighters from a tree after hundreds of militants launched a major offensive, officials said yesterday, as security forces fought to recapture ground in the eastern province of Ghazni. About 100 police, soldiers and civilians have been killed in clashes over the past week, with the Taliban beheading 12 of the victims, according provincial officials. This summer's fighting season has seen worsening violence, with the Taliban pushing forward in several provinces as US-led NATO troops withdraw and...

9 cops questioned over seized gold embezzlement

9 cops questioned over seized gold embezzlement

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today questioned nine policemen including two assistant commissioners as witnesses in connection with the embezzlement of 165 gold bars seized from the capital in mid-march. ACC Deputy Director Jatan Kumar Roy questioned the lawmen for around seven hours from 9:30am at the anti-graft watchdog’s Segunbagicha head office in Dhaka. The outcome...

58 Jamaat, Shibir activists arrested

Police in separate drives rounded up 58 Jamaat-Shibir activists, 38 of them females, in Chittagong and Jhenidah districts yesterday. In Chittagong, law enforcers arrested 18 Jamaat-Shibir men from different areas of Satkania and Lohagara upazilas early yesterday in connection with subversive activities at different times before the January 5 national election. Sub-inspector Shamsul Alam of Satkania Police Station said police nabbed 10 Jamaat-Shibir men from Kanchana, Holdia and Chhadaha unions. The arrestees stand accused in several cases over vandalism, arson attacks and...

Share of loot led to Keraniganj 4-murder

A row over distribution of the loot led to the murder of a couple and their two children in Dhaka's Keraniganj on Tuesday night, police said. Apart from this, the investigators identified two other motives, including extramarital affairs, behind the murders. Five members of a robbery ring executed the killings, the police said yesterday after arresting and interrogating seven people, including two alleged killers, Johny and Sumon alias CNG Sumon. Johny was arrested from Munshiganj's Srinagar and Suman from Gazipur's Bhawal Mirzapur...

India SC cracks down on police 'encounter' killings

India's top court yesterday ruled that police killings must be independently investigated, seeking to hold the force accountable for a high incidence of extra-judicial killings across the country. Indian police have long come under fire from human rights groups for so-called "encounter killings", in which they gun down an alleged criminal to sidestep court procedures and claim the victim fired first. The Supreme Court said every death at police hands must now be recorded and investigated by an independent agency or...

Killing Of 4 Cops

Charges pressed against 234, including ex-Jamaat MP

Police have pressed charges agasint 234 people, including former Jamaat lawmaker of Gaibandha-1 constituency Moulna Abdul Aziz, in a case filed for killing four policemen during the violence of Jamaat-Shibir over the verdict of Delwer Hossain Sayeedi. Mozammel Huq, officer in-charge of Sunderganj police station, yesterday said he submitted the charge sheet before the Senior Judicial Magistrate Court in the district on September 17 but it remained undisclosed in fear of further violence. On February 28 last year, as soon as...

16 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

Police in a drive yesterday arrested 19 people, including three traffickers, from remote Boro Chhon Khola area in Lama upazila of the district on Friday night when they gathered there to leave for Malaysia illegally. Acting on a tip-off, police raided a rubber garden of Anis Molla in the area and rounded them up. The 16 victims of trafficking hailed from different places of Satkhira, Jessore, Kishoreganj, Tangail, Comilla, and Brahmanbaria districts. Among them, two alleged human traffickers are Nazrul Mia and...

Ruet Violence

300 Shibir men sued

Police yesterday filed two cases against 300 Shibir leaders and activists of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) unit for attacking policemen and blasting crude bombs during Thursday's countrywide hartal enforced by Jamaat. Jamaat-e-Islami called two 24-hour hartals for Thursday and Sunday, demanding release of its leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee who was convicted by the Supreme Court on Wednesday of committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War and was sentenced to imprisonment until death.   Masudur Rahman, sub-inspector of...

Demo Over Gas Supply

25 hurt in cop action

25 hurt in cop action

At least 25 people were injured when police charged batons and fired rubber bullets to disperse locals demonstrating for uninterrupted gas supply in the town yesterday. The demonstrators tried to lay siege to the zonal office of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited in the town. District unit President of Communist Party of Bangladesh...

Youth killed as people of two villages clash

A youth was killed and 10 others were injured when locals of two villages clashed at Bhangabari intersection in Sadar upazila of Sirajganj yesterday. The deceased is Imran Hossain, 27, son of Isharat Ali of Bhangabari village of the upazila. Police and locals said, there had been a long standing rivalry between the villagers of Bhangabari and Diardhangora village, over establishing supremacy in the area. As a sequel of their previous enmity, locals of the two villages, equipped with sharp weapons attacked...

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