Chapainawabganj, Sept 20 (UNB) – A court here on Friday granted four-day remand for four men, including a union parishad chairman, in a case filed over severing the wrists of a young man.
They are – Shibganj upazila’s Wazirpur Union Parishad Chairman Foyez Uddin, his associates Tarique Ahmed, Alauddin, Jahangir Alam and Tariq Hasan Rimon.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Moinul Hossain gave the order in the afternoon.
Jahangir Hossain, sub-inspector of Shibganj Police Station, also the investigation officer of the case, said he had sought seven days to interrogate the suspects.
A group of men, reportedly led by the UP chairman, severed the wrists of Romel Hossain, 28, at Ujirpur in Shibganj upazila on Wednesday.
Victim’s mother Ruli Begum filed a case against 22 people with Sibganj Police on Thursday night.
Romel is being treated at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.
“We’re conducting raids to arrest others accused in the case,” the SI said.
Chattogram, Sept 20 (UNB) – Police detained 24 Rohingyas from Gobindarkhil area of Patiya Upazila on early Friday.
Borhan Uddin, officer-in-charge of Patiya Police Station, said acting on a tip-off, they conducted a special drive around 4am and detained the Rohingyas.
They were later accused in a case for illegal intrusion into Bangladesh and produced before the court.
They have been residing in the area for a long time, the OC said.
Barguna, Sept 20 (UNB) - Two brothers were killed by lightning strike at Gulishakhali village in Amtali upazila on Friday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Sobhan Khan, 35, and Yusuf Khan, 30, sons of Entaz Ali Khan of the area.
Gulishakhali Union Parishad Chairman Nurul Islam said the brothers were returning home by motorcycle from Kekhuani Bazar around 2pm and took shelter under a tin-shed house when it started raining.
“They were killed on the spot a few minutes later after being struck by lightning,” Nurul added.
Sobhan was a farmer while his younger brother was a professional motorcycle driver.
Dhaka, Sept 20 (UNB) - Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Friday said the ongoing drives against drugs and irregularities will continue.
He said this while inaugurating an inter-school television debate competition at Bangladesh Television’s Chattogram centre as the chief guest in the afternoon, said a PID handout.
“The drives are going on in the capital. They will begin in Chattogram too,” he said.
Jubo League’s central committee leader Golam Kibriya Shamim was arrested from the capital in the afternoon with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money.
Earlier on Wednesday, Rab arrested Jubo League leader Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan from Gulshan for running an illegal casino.
Kurigram, Sept 20 (UNB) - Police arrested 49 people, accused in various criminal cases, in special drives between Thursday midnight and Friday morning.
Twenty-six contraband yaba pills and 305g heroin were also seized during the drives.
Kurigram police chief Mohammad Mohibul Islam Khan said 12 of those arrested were wanted criminals.
He urged the general people to assist police in tackling the drug menace.
“The general people should come forward to stop drug peddlers from using the Kurigram route,” the police officer said.