A man was killed in a clash between two factions of Awami League at Kapuriapara of Double Mooring area of the city on Tuesday centering the Chattogram City Corporation elections.
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Supporters of an AL- backed councilor candidate and a rebel candidate exchanged gunfire during the clash, leaving Ajgar Ali Babul, 52, a resident of Pathantuli area, dead on the spot , said Officer-in-Charge of Double Mooring Police Station Sadip Kumar Das.
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Another youth who sustained bullet wound was admitted to the Chattogram Medical College Hospital after the clash, the cop said.
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The Traffic Department of Sylhet Metropolitan Police have introduced a traffic app named ‘Service Friendly Traffic Management System’ for the people of the metropolitan.
SMP launched the experimental service to make traffic information that the city's residents could use to navigate better across the city more accessible to them, including real time traffic updates, information on road accidents, and crime data.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Traffic) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police Jotirmoy Sarkar said it’s a two-way communication service that can be downloaded from Google Play Store. People owning an Android phone can easily connect with the SMP Traffic Department through this app. Not only that, they can bring forth any kind of traffic information using the app.
Jotirmoy Sarkar said, “the service has been piloted in Sylhet, Khulna, and Rajshahi metropolitan areas across the country. Two different options have been placed in the app- one for the traffic department and another is for the people.”
He is optimistic that two-way communication through the app will ramp up a friendly relationship between the public and the department.
Sarkar further said using the app will keep people well- informed about any obstructions on the way during the journey ,whether there is any road repair work or a traffic jam. One can even report any blockage to the nearest traffic department and thus they can take necessary action on the information sent.
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Moreover, people can be notified with updated information such as daily traffic bulletins, the distance to the destination, road status, and obstruction on the road from home, Jotirmoy Sarkar added.
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Not only that, the app will help the public collect route passes in advance transferring dying patients between hospitals and even while calling for an ambulance.
To download the mobile app, one simply has to search by typing SFTMS in Google Play Store. The users can register by inputting one's name, address, phone number, and 8-digit password.
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Members of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) visited the Hathazari Madrasa on Tuesday morning as part of their probe into the alleged killing of Hefazat-e-Islam founder Shah Ahmad Shafi.
The PBI team, led by its Divisional superintendent Md Iqbal Hossain, spoke to a number of people including Hefazat’s incumbent chief Junaid Babunagri.
Superintendent of Police Iqbal later told reporters that they visited the spot in compliance with a court order as part of their investigation.
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“We’ve spoken to some people but we can’t say much for the sake of our investigation,” he said. “We’re working to submit the investigation report within the time stipulated by the court.”
Babunagari said they cooperated with the investigators and declined to comment further. “We’ve given our statement in the press conference,” he said.
Shafi’s brother-in-law Mohammad Mohiuddin filed the murder case with Chattogram Judicial Magistrate Court on Dec 17 against 36 including Hefazat’s incumbent Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque.
The court ordered PBI to file an investigation report within a month.
Shafi passed away on Sept 18 last year at a hospital in Dhaka.
At least three persons were killed when a truck fell into a river on Tuesday, following the collapse of a Bailey bridge in Rangamati district, police said.
The accident occurred around 7 am when the truck laden with brick-chips was crossing the river in Kutuk Chhari. And in no time, the ill-fated vehicle heading towards Naniarchar on the Rangamati-Khagrachari road submerged in the waters.
Police said they rushed to the spot immediately after being alerted by passersby. Rescue operations were initiated soon with the help of the Army, BGG and firefighters, an official said.
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"Within a couple of hours, the three bodies were fished out of water. But the bodies are yet to be identified. All we know is that the deceased include the truck driver and two helpers,"said Kabir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Rangamati Kotwali police station.
AKM Mamunur Rashid, deputy commissioner of Rangamati, visited the spot later in the day and ordered the authorities concerned to take immediate measures for restoring road communication in the area.
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A Jubo League leader from Jashore’s Abhaynagar Upazila was detained Monday for allegedly stripping the wife of an expatriate and taping the incident.
Police detained Imdadul Islam from his house in the morning.
A police source said Imdadul had an affair with the victim. But the woman ended her extra-marital relation when her expatriate husband returned home about four months ago and learned about it.
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The enraged Jubo League leader waylaid the victim on Jan 6 in Nurbagh area and took her to the house of one Makbul in Noapara Railway Slum.
There, he forcefully stripped her and recorded the incident on phone. He threatened to release the video online if the victim discontinued their affair.
Police detained Imdadul after receiving a complaint from the victim in the morning. The said video was found on his mobile phone.
“He confessed to his crimes during initial questioning,” the police source said.
Additional Superintendent of Police Jamal Al Naser said they brought the Jubo League leader to the police station after receiving complaint from a woman.
“We’re investigating the allegations,” he said.
Rape incidents in Bangladesh
In last November, the government amended the law to ensure death penalty for rape after gang rape incidents in Sylhet MC College hostel and Noakhali prompted sparked countrywide protest.
The Cabinet approved the amendment on Oct 12 last year. A day later, the President promulgated an ordinance in this regard.
From then till Dec 31, the Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) said 160 incidents of rape took place.
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Last year, 1,627 women fell victim to rape. Fifty-three of them were murdered after rape and 14 of the victims took their own lives, according to ASK.
But the actual number is believed to be higher as many victims choose not to report assaults fearing for their safety.