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Police submit charge-sheet against 8 including Dr Sabrina

Dr Sabrina

MNA National Desk: The Detective Branch of Police on Wednesday submitted the charge-sheet against JKG Healthcare’s chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chaudhury and seven others in a case filed over issuing forged Covid-19 certificates. Liakat Ali, investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge-sheet to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court. The other accused in the case are JKG Healthcare’s CEO and Dr Sabrina’s husband Ariful Haque Chowdhury, Arif’s sister Jebunnesa Rima, his accomplices Sayed Chowdhury, Humayun Kabir and his wife Tanzila Patwari and Shafiqul Islam, Biplob Das and Mamunur Rashid. All of the accused were arrested. According to the charge-sheet, ...

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PM calls ex-Major Sinha’s mother, assures of fair trial


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday phoned the mother of the retired Army major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan, who was killed in police firing on Friday night in Cox’s Bazar. During the phone call, the premier condoled his mother over his death, reads a press release today. PM Sheikh Hasina also assured of a proper investigation into the incident and trial as well as financial assistance to the family. Earlier on Friday night, Sinha was killed in police firing in Cox’s Bazar Marine Drive. Sources at police said Sinha was going to Cox’s Bazar from Teknaf with ...

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Killing of ex-Army major in Teknaf: 16 police officials closed

Retired Major Sinha Md Rashed

MNA Editorial Desk: Retired Major Sinha Md Rashed was killed in police firing at Baharchhara police check-post on Friday night The authorities have closed 16 police personnel, including the in-charge, of Baharchhara police outpost in connection with the killing of a retired major of Bangladesh Army on Marine Drive road in Teknaf. All 16 members of the police were attached to the Cox’s Bazar Police Lines before being closed from the Baharchhara police outpost, confirmed Cox’s Bazar Superintendent of Police ABM Masud Hossain. Earlier in the day, a probe committee was formed by the Home Ministry over the killing of ...

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Be a people-friendly force, PM Hasina asks police


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked police members to establish themselves as the ‘police of people’, saying it is very easy to eliminate any crime through gaining people’s confidence and trust. “Police will have to establish themselves as the police of people. It’s very easy to contain any type of crime through gaining people’s trust and confidence. I hope you’ll work keeping this in mind,” she said. The Prime Minister was inaugurating the five-day ‘Police Week-2020’ with the theme ‘Mujib Borsher Angikar Police Hobe Jonatar’ at the Rajarbagh Police Lines in the capital. She said the ...

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Four dead as villagers clash with police over Facebook post


MNA Editorial Desk: At least four people have died and 50 others are injured in clashes between police and locals in Bhola’s Borhanuddin. The violence erupted around 10:45am on Sunday after hundreds of locals gathered for a rally under the banner of ‘Muslim Tawhidi Janata’ in protest against the social media post. Four platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh have been airlifted to Borhanuddin to bring the situation under control, BGB spokesman Shariful Islam said. Police say the Facebook account blamed for the religious slur had actually been hacked. Two bullet-ridden bodies were taken to the Upazila Health Complex, said its ...

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PM Hasina orders separate police unit for metrorail safety


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered the authorities to form a separate police unit for the safety of the ongoing Dhaka metrorail project. The directive came from a meeting on the progress of the project at the prime minister’s official residence Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Monday. “The metrorail police will be there for security. They have to be trained,” Hasina said. Former Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the National Security Affairs Cell Md Asaduzzaman Mia has been assigned to start the process of forming the new police unit. More than 30 percent of ...

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Disney’s Mulan faces boycott calls after star backs HK police


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Disney’s live-action remake of the animated film Mulan is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong’s police force. Chinese actress Liu Yifei, a naturalised US citizen, reposted a viral pro-police comment on Chinese social media platform Weibo. The territory has been convulsed by sometimes violent pro-democracy protests over the past 10 weeks. Rights groups and the UN have accused the police of a heavy handed response, according to a BBC report. Ms Liu had shared a Weibo post from the government-run Beijing newspaper People’s Daily that read (in Chinese): ...

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Two Bangladeshis die in Kolkata midnght car crash; driver arrested


MNA National Desk: Two Bangladeshis have been killed and another injured after being crushed by a car in Kolkata. The dead are Kazi Md Mainul Alam, 36, and Farhana Islam Tania, 30, Anandabazar newspaper reported citing police. Mainul, hailing from Jhenaidah, was working as retail support manager of Grameenphone. Tania, a resident of the capital’s Mohammadpur, was a Citibank official working at its Dhanmondi branch. The injured, Kazi Md Shafi Rahmatullah, is Mainul’s cousin. Rahmatullah’s injuries were not serious, according to the Indian media. They took shelter under a shed outside a traffic police outpost near Shakespeare Sarani Police Station ...

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Brazil police arrest one over $29m gold robbery case


MNA International Desk: Brazilian police said on Sunday (local time) they arrested one person and are seeking an arrest warrant for another in connection with the theft of a gold shipment at São Paulo’s international airport on July 25. The authorities did not name any of the suspects in the theft, which involved 718.9 kilos of gold worth an estimated $29 million from the cargo terminal of Guarulhos international airport, reports Reuters. Security firm Brink’s Co, which was responsible for delivering the gold to the airport, said in a statement last week that it had completed the delivery and the ...

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water as protest escalates

Hong Kong

MNA International Desk: Hong Kong police fired tear gas and high-pressure water hoses against protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday in opposition to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the semi-autonomous territory. The afternoon violence marked a major escalation in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s biggest political crisis in years. It came after protesters earlier in the day forced the delay of a legislative debate over the bill, which would allow criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be sent for trial in mainland ...

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Police Bureau instructed to probe Nusrat murder case: Home Minister


MNA Editorial Desk: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said the Police Bureau of Investigation (PIB) has been instructed to investigate the case over Feni madrasa girl Nusrat who died on Wednesday following an arson attack. “The PIB has been instructed to investigate the incident quickly. The chargesheet in this regard will be also submitted soon,” said the minister. Mr Asaduzzaman said it while talking to reporters after a meeting of Road, Transport Law Implementation Committee at the secretariat. Law Minister Annisul Huq and Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujon were also present at the meeting. Responding to a question about ...

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Ensure harassment-free police services: President


MNA National Desk: Asking police force to ensure harassment-free services, President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday advised them to work cordially with utmost devotion. “Ensure harassment-free services to the people . . . Give topmost priority to necessary legal aids and advises for service-seekers,” the president told a function at Bangabhaban on the occasion of Police Week -2019. The head of the state hoped that the police being imbued with patriotism, honesty and devotion would serve the country and its people, reports BSS. UNB adds: The President said, “One of the key elements of good governance for the development and progress ...

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No innocent to be victim of police harassment: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the police to remain careful so that innocent people are not harassed and tortured during their duties. “You need to keep in mind that no innocent persons should fall victim to torture and harassment by you,” she said. The Prime Minister said this on Monday while attending the five-day ‘Police Week-2019′ at Rajarbagh Police Lines with the theme of “Build unity of police-people, eliminate drugs-militants.’ She said it is the duty of the police to protect mass people from any type of harassment.”People expect this from you.” Sheikh Hasina said all ...

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Six arrested over BNP’s Paltan violence


MNA National Desk: Police have arrested six people with alleged ties to vandalism and arson attacks on law-enforcement agencies’ vehicles in Naya Paltan. All of them are linked to Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, the student wing of the opposition BNP, police said on Tuesday. A helmeted man seen on a police car with his arms stretched in a show of defiance during violent clashes on Nov 14 was among the arrestees. The picture of the young man trended on the social media. Police identified him as Md HK Hossain Ali, an adherent to BNP leader Mirza Abbas. Hossain, a resident of ...

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Police cordon off 2 ‘militant hideouts’

militant hideouts

MNA National Desk: Police cordoned off two houses at Madhabdi and Sheikher Char in Narsingdi since Monday evening suspecting them militant hideouts, reported news agency. Law enforcers locked both the houses with at least five people inside, according to police. Two units of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) including the CTTCU (Counter-terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit) have been preparing for conducting operations in the houses that were identified as militant dens by long-run investigations, said police. CTTC Chief Monirul Islam reached the spot at 9:00am Tuesday. Earlier at night, the district administration imposed section 144 in and around 500-yard areas ...

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War on drugs: BD requires right actions


MNA Editorial Desk: Drug War: The future of a country is much dependent on the quality – knowledge, education, mindset etc. of its youth and Bangladesh is not any different on that perspective. If the youth of a country is not progressive, that country cannot win any race. Bangladesh in recent times has set itself as an example of development and we are actually in a race to outrun ourselves requiring huge participation of our youth. But regretfully, in spite of having huge potential, our young generation is facing a great enemy – ‘Drugs’. Widespread availability and usage of different ...

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Be helpful to people: PM to police


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed police to be helpful to people, by extending service and support, reported news agenyc. “People come to police when they face difficulties. Therefore, police must give importance to human rights and rule of law while performing their duties. They have to be attentive towards women, children and elderly people in society,” she said. The Prime Minister was addressing the passing-out parade of the 35th BCS batch of assistant superintendents of police (ASPs) at the Bangladesh Police Academy here. The Prime Minister took salute and inspected the parade. She asked the police ...

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Build yourself as pro-people force: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the police to build themselves as members of a propeople force. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating the Police Week-2018 at Dhaka Metropolitan Police Lines at Rajarbagh. The Police Week-2018 has begun with the motto ‘Remedy of Militancy and Drugs: Commitment of Bangladesh Police’. Hasina reviewed a spectacular parade of different contingents of Bangladesh Police arranged on the occasion. The Prime Minister handed over awards in four categories to 182 policemen for their outstanding performance in 2017. Of the police personnel, 30 received Bangladesh Police Medal (BPM) while 71 ...

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Robocop helps Hungary police


MNA Science & Tech Desk: A talkative little robot has been enlisted by police in Hungary to help bring an electric jolt to presentations in schools and pensioner clubs. “Hi kids!” said robot “Robi” to a class of primary school children in Szolnok, 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of Budapest. About 40 centimetres tall and 20 wide (16 by eight inches), and weighing 1.6 kilogrammes (3.5 pounds), Robi’s 16-part body stood on a table, gesturing as he talks. Robi has been operational in the Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok county since May, and Erdos, 38, said there are plans to have similar robots jumping ...

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Columnist Farhad Mazhar missing

Farhad Mazhar

MNA National Desk: Family members of writer and columnist Farhad Mazhar told police that they could not trace him after he went out of home at Shyamali in the Monday morning. Police said that they were tracking the mobile phone used by Farhad and it was found at different locations in south-western region of the country. Police visited Farhad’s home at Shyamali and inspecting CCTV camera of the building found that he was leaving at around 5:05am in a ‘casual mood’. Police also said that Mazhar called his wife on her mobile phone and asked her to manage Tk 3.5 ...

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Police raids BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office

Gulshan office

MNA National Desk: Police on Saturday conducted a raid on the Gulshan office of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia in search of search of “anti-state documents.” Nothing, however, was found during the two-hour long search. BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that the raid was aimed at “harassing Khaleda Zia mentally and keeping her under pressure.” Police said that they had received information that “anti-state materials” were kept at the Gulshan office. And they had a search warrant issued by the court to carry out a raid to find out whether there is any anti-state ...

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Blast Inside Ashkona RAB Camp Left ‘Suicide Bomber’ Dead


MNA Editorial Desk: A blast inside a makeshift camp of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Ashkona of Dhaka left a ‘suicide bomber’ dead. Inspector General (IG) of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque and RAB spokesperson Mufti Mahmud Khan assumes that militants are involved in this attack. This alarming attack was carried out only a day after raids on two militant hideouts at Sitakunda of Chittagong. Immediately after the attack airports, maritime ports and prisons across Bangladesh was ordered to increase security. Middle East-based radical group Islamic State claimed credit for several previous militant attacks in Bangladesh.  In the case of ...

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Bus driver killed in clash between transport strikers and police

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MNA National Desk: A bus driver was killed in a clash between a group of transport strikers and the members of law enforcement in capital’s Gabtali terminal area on Wednesday morning. The police charged tears shells and used rubber-coated bullets to rein in the transport strikers as they took to streets in front of Gabtali bus terminal and vandalized dozens of running vehicles to enforce their countrywide strike. The deceased is Shah Alam, 45. It was not immediately known whether Shah Alam was killed in police shooting. Witnesses said the trouble began when some transport workers prevented some anti-strike workers ...

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Indian Legislator Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Minor Girl


MNA International Desk: An Indian legislator from Meghalaya was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor girl and for being involved in sex-racket. MLA Julius K. Dorphang from Independent Meghalaya, was arrested from his hideout in neighbouring Assam on Saturday as he was wanted in connection with a sex-racket case involving a 14-year old girl in Shillong. The state police sought cooperation from their counterparts in neighbouring states and the arrest came within a day after a look out notice was issued. East Khasi Hills district SP M Kharkrang said, “We have arrested Dorphang and he was brought here. He will ...

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BNP’s countywide demonstration as police cordon-off Nayapaltan Office


MNA National Desk: After failing to secure authorization for a rally in Dhaka, the BNP has said it will protest by launching countrywide demonstrations on Sunday. The announcement came from a media conference after police cordoned off the BNP Dhaka central office at Naya Paltan. However, police have cordoned off the BNP headquarters even as the party is yet to secure permission to hold a rally in the capital. Hundreds of policemen and plainclothes intelligence officers, water cannons and prison vans started gathering in front of the BNP office since this early morning. BNP leaders and activists alleged that nobody ...

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Police to shoot in case of irregularities in N’ganj elections


MNA Editorial Desk: Police have been ordered to shoot if anybody tries to create irregularities at the polling stations during the Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) election, said Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mahfuzul Haque Nuruzzaman. DIG of Dhaka range told this to the newsmen in Narayanganj’s Masdair Police Line area on Tuesday. “If anybody tries to snatch ballot box, seize polling station, or breach polling station security, law enforcement will open fire. Action will be taken against those policemen who would not open fire,” he said. Earlier on Monday, 22 platoons of BGB deployed to the electoral zones and the process ...

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Police detained Hasnat Karim and Tahmid


MNA Editorial Desk: Former North South University (NSU) lecturer Hasnat Reza Karim and University of Toronto student Tahmid Hasib Khan, two suspected masterminds of the 1 July Gulshan attack, were detained by the police force on Wednesday. “Hasnat was arrested from Gulshan around 8:45pm yesterday, while Tahmid was arrested from Bashundhara residential area in the capital,” said Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka metropolitan police (DMP). Both have been detained under Section 54 and presented at the court where the police would pursue 10-day remand, the police official also added. Earlier, AKM Shahidul Hoque, the inspector general of police ...

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