Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) –The bus of ‘Victor Classic Paribahan’ that ran over singer and music composer Parvez Rob was being driven by its conductor, said police.
A special team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested driver Md Sumon from Masdair Bazar under Fatullah of Narayanganj and contactor MdAkhterHossainfrom Dinarain in Nariaupazila of Shariatpur on Friday.
Parvez Rob was killed being hit by a bus of Victor Classic Paribahan while he was waiting for another bus in front of East-West Medical College in the city’s Turag area on September 5.
According to information gleaned during preliminary investigation, driver Sumon asked conductor Akther around 10 am on the day to drive the bus that hit Parvez, leaving him dead on the spot.
Later, victim’s wife filed a case with Turag Police Station in this connection.
On September 7, his son Yamin Alvi and his friend Mehedi Hasan Choton went to Uttara sector 9 in search of the driver and helper of Victor Classic Paribahan another bus of the company hit them, killing Mehedi on the spot and injuring Alvi seriously.
Another case was filed with Uttara West Police Station in this connection.
Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Saturday filed three cases against Golam Kibria Shamim who was arrested during a drive at his Niketon office on Friday.
The elite force filed the cases with Gulshan Police Station, Abdul Ahad, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told UNB.
He said the Rab members brought Shamim along with his seven bodyguards to the police station in the afternoon, and filed the three cases under the narcotic control, money-laundering prevention, and arms acts.
Ahad said they have sent Shamim and his bodyguards to the court.
Shamim is known as an influential contractor of Sabujbagh, Basabo and Motijheel areas of the capital.
Rab raided the house and office of Shamim, who amassed huge wealth as a contractor identifying himself as a Jubo League leader, in the Niketon area and arrested him with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money on Friday afternoon.
Rab Executive Magistrate Mohammad Sarwar Alam said they seized Tk 165 crore Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) and Tk 1.8 crore in cash and foreign currencies during the drive.
He said the seized money was obtained illegally by Shamim as there are allegations of extortion and tender manipulation against him.
“A foreign-made pistol, seven shotguns and a huge cache of bullets were also seized from the office of GKB & Company Pvt Limited, owned by Shamim. The firearms were allegedly used in extortion and tender manipulation,” the executive magistrate said.
Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB)-Speakers at a programme on Saturday stressed the need for strengthening family ties and engaging children and adolescents more in extra-curricular activities to prevent ‘gang culture’ of teenagers.
They came up with the opinion at a shadow parliament debate programme organised by Debate for Democracy at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) in the capital.
Addressing the event, Additional Inspector General of Police Dr Md Moinur Rahman Chowdhury urged parents to take care of their children properly and check misuse of information technology by them .
“Misuse of information technology by teenagers must be prevented. Besides, we should create good culture in politics so that youths are not misused for political meetings,” he said.
Chairman of Debate for Democracy Hasan Ahmed Chowdhury said adolescents are getting involved in various criminal activities in recent days forming gangs like Disco Boys, Seven Star, Nine Star, Danger Boys and Nayan Bond.
“Political goodwill can prevent this gang culture. All should remain careful so that adolescents could not be used in political meetings and rallies. If they could not be controlled now many incidents like Rifat and Adnan murder will take place,” he said.
“If religious practices, family ties, good culture exist in society then these crimes would be come down,” he said.
He said politicians must think about youths and parents must become more conscious about their children so that they can’t get involved in criminal activities.
The students of Dhaka College and University of South Asia took part in the debate
Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – A court here on Saturday put Kalabagan Krira Chakra president Safiqul Alam Firoz on a 10-day remand -- five-day each in two cases filed under narcotics control and arms acts.
Judge of the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Mahmuda Aktar passed the order when investigation officers of the cases produced him before her court seeking a 10-day remand for him in the two cases each.
The cases were filed against Safiqul Alam in the morning.
On Friday, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained five people, including Safiqul Alam, and recovered a pistol and Yaba pills from the Krira Chakra club office in Kalabagan area.
Safiqul Alam is a former member of Krishak League’s central committee.
During the raid, Rab said, they also recovered coins used in gambling, 572 packets of cards and bullets.