Benapole, Jan 1 (UNB) – Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive seized 9,300 piece of Yaba pills from Agrabhulot border here on Monday night.
Being informed that a gang of smugglers was bringing a consignment of Yaba tablets India, a team of BGB conducted a drive there and seized contraband pills worth Tk 23 lakh, said Lt Col Imran H Sarker, commanding officer of BGB-21 battalion.
Later, a case was filed with Benapole Port Police Station in this connection.
Bogura, Dec 31 (UNB) – A case has been filed against 44 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami in connection with the murder of an Awami League activist during election in Kahalu upazila on Sunday.
Zahidur Rahman, brother of victim Azizur Rahman, filed the case against three identified and 41 unidentified BNP-Jamaat men with Kahalu Police Station on Monday, said Shawkat Kabir, officer-in-charge of the police station.
On Sunday, AL man Azizur Rahman, 30, was killed and five others were injured in a clash between AL and BNP activists at Bagil polling station in Kahalu upazila over capturing polling station.
Chattogram, Dec 31 (UNB) - A local Jubo League leader was hacked to death and two others were injured in an attack allegedly by rivals in Sitakunda upazila on Monday afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Syed Mohammad Daud Samrat, 35, a member of Jubo League upazila unit.
The injured -- Amal and Sajjad – were taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH).
Locals said a group of miscreants swooped on Samrat and two others with sharp weapons at Bholagiri around 4pm, leaving the trio severely injured.
Assistant sub-inspector of CMCH police outpost Alaudding said Samrat died after being taken to the hospital.
Locals said a brother of Jubo League leader Shahid alias Shahid Dakat was killed allegedly by followers of Daud two months back.
Shahid’s supporters might have been behind the murder, they said.
Savar, Dec 31 (UNB) - Ten activists of Awami League were injured in a clash between two factions of the party at Samair village here on Monday.
Locals said Sajib, a local AL activist, had an altercation with some other party men over wearing the ‘Boat’ badge on the election day on Sunday.
As a sequel of the incident, a group of AL men swooped on the house of Sajib in the morning.
On information, the associates of Sajib also went to the spot and retaliated, triggering a clash.
A chase and counter-chase took place between the two groups that left 10 people injured.
The injured were taken to a local hospital.
Abdul Awal, officer-in-charge of Savar Police Station, said a case was filed in this connection.
Dhaka, Dec 31 (UNB) – A severe cold wave is sweeping through Panchagarh district of Rangpur division.
Besides, a mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping along Mymensingh division and the rest part of Rangpur division and the regions of Tangail, Madaripur, Gopalganj, Sitakunda, Sreemangal, Rajshahi, Naogaon, Khulna, Jashore, Chuadanga and Barishal.
The cold wave may continue through some parts of these areas, said Met office.
The lowest temperature was recorded 5.1 degrees Celsius at Tetulia.
Night temperature is likely to rise slightly and day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.