A case was filed on Wednesday against eight police officials over the death of a Jatiyatabadi Chattra Dal leader in a clash between police and activists of BNP and its associate bodies in Bancharampur upazila of Brahmanbaria. Md Rahmat Ullah, father of deceased Nayan Miah, filed the case with the court of District Senior Magistrate (Bancharampur) naming eight police officials and eight to ten unnamed ones. The accused are- Brahmanbaria Superintendent of Police (SP) Md Anisur Rahman, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mozammel Hossain Reza, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bancharampur Police Station Noore Alam, Police Inspector (Investigation) Tarun Kanti Dey, Police Inspector Afzal Hossain Khan, Sub-Inspector (SI) Bikiran Chakma, constables Bishwajit Chandra Das and Shafikul Islam. Read: 98 JCD activists sued over attack on police in Chapainawabganj According to the case, the prime accused in the case constables Bishwajit Chandra Das and Shafiqul Islam opened fire on the leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies during the clash over distributing leaflets for the rally in Cumilla at Molla Bari area of the upazila on November 19. Nayan, vice president of Sonarampur union parishad unit JCD, fell down after being hit by a bullet and several others also sustained injuries in the attack. He was first rushed to Bancharampur Upazila Health Complex. Later he was shifted to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital where physicians pronounced him dead around 7:30pm. The court will pass an order examining the case, said plaintiff’s counsel MA Mannan.
Detectives arrested a local leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student front of the BNP, from Mirpur BGB sector along the Kushtia-Meherpur road on Monday.The arrestee is Khandkar Taslim Nishat, 22, member secretary of Kushtia District Chhatra Dal Convenor Committee.Kushtia District Detective Branch of Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nasir Uddin said a team of detectives conducted a drive in the area and arrested Nishat from the Mirpur BGB sector along Kushtia-Meherpur road. Read: Inmates at overcrowded Faridpur jail suffer in absence of medical facilitiesThe law enforcers also seized a foreign pistol and two rounds of bullets from his possession, the OC added.However, Khandakar Tipu Sultan, father of Nishat, claimed that no arms and bullets were recovered from his son during the arrest.He said that his son was drinking tea with his friends while sitting in the canteen of BGB after appearing in court for a case on Monday.DB police arrested him from there, he added.
A leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal(JCD), who sustained bullet wounds during a clash between police and BNP activists on Sunday, died at a hospital in the capital on Wednesday, raising the death toll from the incident to two. The deceased was identified as Noor-e-Alam, the president of district unit JCD. Humayun Kabir Sopan, a joint general secretary of Bhola district unit BNP, said Noor-e-Alam suffered bullet wounds during a clash with police on Sunday. He was taken to Comfort Hospital the same day where he succumbed to his wounds around 3:15 pm. Noor-e-Alam had been on life support at the hospital as he was hit in the head by a bullet during the police firing at BNP’s rally on Sunday. Demonstration at Nayapaltan Several hundred leaders and activists of BNP and JCD gathered in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office in the afternoon and staged a demonstration there, protesting the death of Noor-e-Alam. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir spoke at the programme and criticised the government for killing the two leaders of their party’s two associate bodies in a police firing in Bhola. Read: JCD leader’s death: BNP calls hartal in Bhola for Thursday The BNP leader said the blood of the slain leaders of the party will not go in vain.” “We’ll restore democracy, being imbued with the spirit of the sacrifices of Noor-e-Alam and Abdur Rahim.” He said a namaz-e-janaza of the Chhatra Dal leader was scheduled to be held in front of the BNP office around 6 pm today (Wednesday), but his body was not discharged from the hospital for autopsy. Fakhrul said Noor-e-Alam’s Janaza will be held in front of the BNP central office at 11am on Thursday. Dawn-to-dusk hartal in Bhola Meanwhile, BNP’s Bhola district unit on Wednesday called a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the district for Thursday protesting the death of Noor-e-Alam. The strike will be observed from 6am to 6pm in the district, Humayun Kabir Sopan told UNB. Fakhrul denounces the killing Meanwhile, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir strongly denounced and protested the killing of the JCD leader in police firing. In a statement, he said the current ‘usurper’ Awami government has established terrible 'misrule' in the country by snatching people’s freedom of speech and opinion. “The government has introduced a culture of fear in the entire country by taking an imprudent decision like killing people, getting unnerved by people's protests and demonstrations. The government must take responsibility for it,” the BNP leader said. Also read: BNP to probe Bhola police firing, console victims’ families Fakhrul alleged that law enforcers are being ordered to indiscriminately attack BNP’s programmes and take the lives of the party leaders and activists. “The firing of law enforcers at the BNP's peaceful programme in Bhola is part of an evil plan by the government.” He alleged that two leaders of BNP’s associate bodies—Abdur Rahim and Noor-e Alam--were killed in police firing in Bhola in a planned way to suppress BNP’s democratic movement and divert people’s attention to a different direction from power, energy and economic crisis. “The incident of taking two fresh lives through such a barbaric attack on BNP's peaceful programme has shaken the conscience of the global community…Such killings by police will hasten the downfall of the government," the BNP leader observed. Fakhrul expressed deep shock at the death of Noor-e Alam and prayed for the salvation of his departed soul. He also conveyed his profound sympathy to the bereaved family members of the slain JCD leader. As part of BNP’s countrywide demonstration programme protesting the ongoing load shedding and mismanagement in the power sector, the leaders and activists of the party gathered in front of their district party office in Bhola on July 31. At one stage, police obstructed them when they tried to stage demonstrations at Kalinath Roy Bazar around 11:30 am, triggering a clash. Later, police fired bullets and lobbed teargas shells that left local Swechchasebak Dal leader Abdur Rahim dead and some other leaders and activists of the party injured. BNP on Tuesday formed a 12-member committee to probe the police firing during the party’s demonstrations.
A leader of the Bangladesh Jatiotabadi Chatra Dal (JCD) was among 10 people booked in connection with the murder of a businessman in Sadar upazila of Faridpur, police said on Thursday. Kotwali Police Station sub-inspector Belal Hossain said the FIR was lodged against the 10, including district JCD president Adnan Hossain, following a complaint from the deceased Sobuj Molla’s father Shahid Molla in the small hours. Also read: Trader stabbed dead in Faridpur On July 4, Sobuj Molla, 29, was hacked to death allegedly by assailants in the Baitul Aman area of Sadar upazila around 10pm. He was declared dead on arrival by doctors at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College and Hospital.
Police arrested a leader of Companyganj upazila Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) in Sylhet for alleged derogatory remarks on the prime minister on social media. The arrestee was identified as Emdadur Rahman Inzad, Joint Convener of JCD Companyganj committee. Also read: Youth held for making ‘derogatory comments’ against PM in N’ganj He was arrested Saturday night from his residence following a case filed by Ahmed Reza Rubel, president of Telikhal Union Bangladesh Chhatra league committee, said Sukanta Chakraborty, Officer-in-Charge of Companyganj police station. According to the case complaint, on May 22 the accused posted a status on his Facebook profile degrading the PM over State Minister for Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed distributing relief among the flood affected people at Companyganj. He wrote, “If vote stealing PM Sheikh Hasina can say popular PM Begum Khaleda Zia should be drowned in the Padma River then we can also say that Hasina should be dropped off from without Hasina's flight after it takes off from Zia International Airport. Thus the country and its people will be freed from vengeful Sheikh Hasina.” Also read: GD filed for making ‘derogatory comments’ on Bangabandhu, PM On May 31, Rubel filed the case under the ICT Act against four people including Inzad and two more anonymous people at Companyganj police station.
Some 33 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), including Central BCL vice-president Tilottama Sikder, have been sued on charges of theft and intended to commit murders. Mansura Alam, a member of the convening committee of the Dhaka University Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), filed the case in the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Shanto Islam Mallik on Sunday. Besides, 100 unnamed BCL leaders and activists have been accused in the case. Also read: JCD have to repent for their statement to enter DU campus: Al Nahiyan Khan Joy The court accepted the plaintiff's statement and directed the officer-in-charge (OC) of Shahbagh police station to submit a report on June 26 after investigating the allegations in the case. According to the case statement, the leaders and activists central committee of Bangladesh BCL and DU BCL attacked JCD leaders and activists with local weapons when they were carrying forward the scheduled rally in the university area, leaving 70-80 JCD leaders and activists injured. Also read: Over 100 JCD leaders, activists injured in BCL’s attacks: Fakhrul On May 22, Mansura Alam, JCD activists of Shahid Sergeant Zahurul Haque Hall Atiq Murshed and several others were attacked by BCL leaders at the university’s TSC area, stated in the case.
A college teacher was assaulted allegedly by a local Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader inside the classroom at Government Barisal College on Sunday.