Police have arrested Shahinul Islam Sujon, a fugitive convict sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of former Natore-1 MP Momtaz Uddin has been arrested from Rajshahi. He also happens to be a death row convict in the murder of Chhatra League leader Moazzem. Sujon was arrested from Rajshahi's Manoranjanpur area on Monday afternoon, Natore Superintendent of Police Tariqul Islam confirmed. Police acted on a tip-off. Also read: Absconding accused in rape and murder case of Natore school teacher arrested Former MP Momtaz Uddin was hacked to death by miscreants while returning home with party leaders on the night of June 6, 2003. On March 13, 2013, the court sentenced Sujon and nine others to life imprisonment in the case. Also read: 8 held over RSTU student murder in Natore On March 1, 2002, Moazzem Hossain, vice-president of Arbab Union Chhatra League of Lalpur upazila, was killed by miscreants. The court sentenced Sujon and four others to death in the murder case. He has been on the run ever since. Also read: Woman’s throat-slit body found in Natore
Director General (DG) of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Major General AKM Nazmul Hasan, has called upon the BGB members to perform their duties with honesty and devotion for the greater welfare of the country alongside protecting the borders of the country. BGB is ready to deal with any situation centering national election: DG At the same time, he gave instructions to always be ready to control the internal law and order situation of the country, focusing on the upcoming national parliament elections. The BGB DG came up with the remarks during an exchange of views with all levels of BGB officers and soldiers at the Sylhet Sector Headquarters on Monday. As part of the inspection of the operational, training, and administrative activities of various units of BGB on October 1–2, the DG inspected the Sylhet Sector Headquarters, Sylhet Battalion (48 BGB), and Pathar Quarry BOP. BGB ready to maintain law and order during elections: DG Nazmul Hasan Besides, he also inspected Sunamganj Battalion (28 BGB) and its under-remote Dulura BOP, Zakiganj Battalion (19 BGB) and its under-Amalshid BOP, and Rahimpur Canal during the period. Meanwhile, the junction of the Rahimpur Canal with the Kushiara River at Zakiganj on India-Bangladesh border has been closed for a long time. As a result, Bangladeshi farmers are deprived of irrigation facilities. The issue was raised by the BGB at the last BGB-BSF director general-level border conference in June this year. During the border talks, the BSF authorities assured BGB that they would resolve the matter quickly. Smuggled goods worth Tk 161.53 cr seized in July: BGB In continuation of this, the DG BGB visited Rahimpur Canal on Monday to inspect the progress of the re-opening of the Rahimpur Canal junction. The India-Bangladesh Joint River Commission is actively working on the issue. During the DG's visit, senior officers of BGB Headquarters, the Sarail Region commander, the Sylhet Sector commander, and other officers of the BGB were present.
Two people were arrested in connection with the murder of a 35-year-old mason in Narayanganj's Rupganj upazila on Sunday. The arrestees are Md. Arman, 35, son of Rangu Bepari and Setul, 29, son of Jalal Uddin. They are residents of Chhatirchar village of Kishoreganj's Nikli upazila. Tipped off, a team of RAB-11 conducted a drive in Ashrafabad Road area of Madbar Bazar under Kamrangirchar police station of Dhaka on Sunday and arrested them, RAB said in a press release on Monday. Two more accused in Hridoy murder case arrested The arrestees were handed over to Rupganj police station for further action, added the release. According to the preliminary investigation, the two accused called Sumon on the night of September 19, 2023 and took him behind Palash coil factory. They stabbed Sumon indiscriminately, leaving him dead on the spot. 9th grader ‘gang-raped’ in Bagerhat, 2 arrested Later, a case was filed against unidentified people at Rupganj police station following a complaint lodged by the victim's mother Nargis Begum. Man arrested for killing brother in Chapainawabganj
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a fugitive convict who was sentenced to death for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War from Dhaka's Savar on Saturday. The arrestee is Khan Rokonuzzaman, 72, son of Mohabbat Ali Khan of Satkhira Sadar area in Satkhira district, said Rab-2 Assistant Director (Media), ASP Shihab Karim. On March 24, 2022, the International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Rokonuzzamna to death for committing different crimes including torture, rape, arson in Satkhira distrct during the Liberation War in 1971.
DB files supplementary charge sheet against 9 in case over attacking ex-US Ambassador Bernicat's convoy
The Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police has filed a supplementary charge sheet against nine people, including a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader, in connection with the attack on former US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat’s convoy in Dhaka's Mohammadpur area. The charge sheet was submitted to the court on September 19. The case is scheduled to be heard on October 4. The accused in the case are: Ishtiaq Mahmud, brother-in-law of Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) Secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar; President of Mohammadpur Thana unit of Chhatra League Naimul Hasan alias Russel; Firoz Mahmud; Mir Amjad Hossain; Saju Islam; Rajibul Islam; Shahidul Alam Khan; Siam; and Oli Ahmed. Ishtiaq Mahmud, one of the accused, is currently a fugitive. An application for his arrest warrant has been submitted, while the remaining accused are currently on bail. Read: Chargesheets submitted against ex-SP Babul, Youtuber Elias in DSA case Shujan Secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar filed the case with Mohammadpur Police Station on August 10, 2018, over the attack on the convoy of former US envoy Marcia Bernicat. On January 18, 2021, the investigation officer of the case, Police Inspector Md Abdur Rouf, submitted the charge sheet to the court accusing nine people. The nine accused were formally charged on March 1, 2022, and the trial commenced on March 28 of the previous year. Read: Chargesheet filed against 2 leaders of quota movement in DU student's rape case; Nur exempted On December 4, six witnesses testified in the case. During their statements, witnesses Dr. Badiul Alam Majumdar, Khushi Begum, and Mahbubul Alam Majumder mentioned the name of Ishtiaq Mahmud. Later, on December 27, the court lifted the case from the deposition stage and sent it to the CMM Court in Dhaka to take necessary steps for further investigation. On January 1, the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Rezaul Karim Chowdhury ordered a further investigation into the case. Read more: Gang rape at Sylhet MC College: Court accepts chargesheet
Two people were killed and 25 were injured in a violent clash between two rival groups over a land dispute in Bahubal upazila of Habiganj on Saturday night. The deceased -- Ustar Miah, 37, son of Hasan Ali, and his rival Yusuf Ali, 35, son of Cherag Ali -- were residents of Kamargaon village under Mirpur union of the upazila. Police and locals said there was a longstanding dispute between Ustar and Yusuf over ownership of a piece of land in the village. Read: Man killed over land dispute in Sylhet Both engaged in clashes several times over the matter earlier. Their respective groups, on Saturday, got into a clash with locally-made sharp weapons, leaving at least 27 people including the duo injured, they said. The two men were rushed to Sadar Hospital where physicians declared Ustar and Yusuf dead upon arrival, confirmed Assistant Superintendent of district police (Bahubal-circle) Abul Khayer. One of the injured was shifted to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital for better treatment, and the rest were at the Sadar Hospital, the police officer said. Read: Man stabbed dead over land dispute in Narsingdi Sadar police station’s Officer-in-Charge Ajoy Chandra Dev said they detained four people when the rival groups again clashed at the hospital. The bodies were sent to the hospital morgue for autopsy, he said, adding that no cases have so far been lodged in this connection. Read more: Shots fired over land dispute leave 4 injured in Natore
The body of an elderly farmer, who went missing on Saturday afternoon from his house, was recovered from a pond in Gurudaspur upazila of Natore this morning. The deceased was Sirajul Islam, 70, a resident of Gopinathpur village under the upazila. Locals said they spotted the body floating in the pond at Nazirpur Natunpara area in the morning. Read: 40-year-old man’s body recovered from car workshop in Gaibandha Monowaruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Gurudaspur police station, said that upon being informed, they recovered the body from the pond. The body was sent to Sadar General Hospital morgue for autopsy, he said, adding that they were looking into the incident. Read more: Youth’s body recovered from Karnaphuli River
A father allegedly hacked his 35-year-old daughter to death, over paying installments of a loan, in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga early today. The deceased, Marjina Khatun was daughter of Azibar Mandal alias Azizul Huq of Bagadanga village under Carpusdanga union of the upazila. Hossain, victim’s nephew, said his aunt and grandfather got into an altercation over paying installments of a loan at Azibar’s house on Saturday evening. Enraged by the incident, the father hacked his daughter with a locally-made sharp weapon when she was asleep around 1:30 am, he said. Read: Farmer hacked dead in Kushtia Azibar also hacked the victim’s daughter Roksena when she tried to save her mother, leaving the duo critically injured, the nephew said. The injured were rushed to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital where physicians declared Marjina dead upon arrival, said the hospital’s emergency department physician, Dr Mustafizur Rahman. Read: Village police hacked dead in Narail Carpusdanga Police Outpost in-charge (sub inspector) Imran Hossain said they primarily think that the family dispute over loan instalment led to the killing. The accused went into hiding shortly after the incident, he said, adding that drives are on to nab him. Read more: Ex-UP member hacked dead in Brahmanbaria, 2 arrested
Additional IGP Habibur Rahman took charge as the 36th Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) from outgoing Commissioner Khandaker Golam Faruk at the DMP headquarters on Saturday. Meanwhile, outgoing DMP Commissioner Khandkar Golam Faruk was formally bid farewell by the policemen by pulling the car with a rope of flowers. During the departure of the outgoing commissioner, the policemen at various levels, including the senior officers of the DMP, became emotional. Earlier, a smart team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police gave a farewell salute to the outgoing commissioner. Additional IGP and chief of Tourist police Habibur Rahman was given appointment as the new DMP Commissioner by the security division of the Home Ministry on September 20.
IGP assures Hindu community of security as Durga Puja approaches; points to harmony between communities
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun on Tuesday instructed the police officials to remain alert so that no one can spread rumors targeting the upcoming Durga Puja. Besides, he also ordered intensified police patrolling across the country on the eve of the Puja. Also read: Keep vigil against vandalism during Durga Puja: Obaidul Quader asks AL members The IGP gave the directives while addressing a meeting regarding security and law and order situation surrounding the numerous puja mandaps around the country on the occasion of Durga Puja. It was held at the Hall of Pride of the Police Headquarters on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by Additional IGPs, chiefs of various police units based in Dhaka, Metropolitan Police Commissioners, Range DIGs, representatives of various intelligence agencies, Bangladesh Puja Celebration Parishad and Dhaka Metropolitan Public Puja Committee. Superintendents of Police of various districts were joined in the meeting virtually. Also read: With scars from 2021, Cumilla sees tighter security for Durga Puja The IGP said that the policemen have to remain vigilant so that no person or group can cause any deterioration of law and order. He directed the field level police officers to ensure security before Puja, during Puja and after puja by communicating and coordinating with local Puja celebration committee leaders. The IGP said there is excellent communal harmony among people of different religions in the country. He expressed the hope that as in the past Durga Puja was celebrated in a festive and joyous atmosphere, this time too the celebrations will be safe with no untoward incidents. Also read: No security lapses for Durga Puja: Rab DG Leaders, including religious figures, of the Hindu community expressed their satisfaction over the steps taken by the police in the meeting. The meeting was informed that monitoring cells will be set up at police headquarters and other police units on the occasion of Durga Puja. Durga Puja, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Hindu community, is slated to be held from October 20-24.