• 21 killed in wave of Baghdad attacks
  • 22 cops hurt in Sundarganj Jamaat-Shibir attack
  • US spies to remain 'interested' in foreign govts: Obama
  • 20 Pakistan soldiers killed as bomb hits military convoy
  • Court denies bail to Oishi
  • BNP pledges to oust AL govt: Fakhrul
  • Dhaka for revival of trans-shipment treaty with New Delhi
  • Bail petitions of Khokon, Shammi rejected
  • Cox’s Bazar Int’l Airport works begin in 3 months
  • Two Gazans hurt as Israel strike targets Islamic Jihad
  • HC grants four-week bail to Hallmark’s Jesmine
  • HC asks Tarique to surrender
  • Rangpur 6 by-poll on Feb 20
  • Dhaka gets facelift ahead of T20 World Cup Cricket
  • 102 upazila parishad polls Feb 19
  • Yusuf’s men killed 60 or 65 villagers: witness
  • HC asks police not to show five BNP leaders arrested in any cases without due process
  • President stresses early resolution of pending issues with India
  • 18-party set to hold rally in city
HOME  MAIN NEWS
  
Print Friendly and PDF

2 accused in cases of violence killed

Staff Correspondent

A man accused in a case of political violence in Nilphamari was found dead and another, also accused in such a case, was killed in ‘crossfire’ of the joint forces in Satkhira on Sunday.
Golam Rabbani, an organising secretary of the Lakshmichap union BNP, was found dead in a roadside bush on the Nilphamari–Domar Road, the New Age correspondent reported.
The acting BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhurl Islam Alamgir in a release on Saturday evening alleged that Golam had been arrested by the joint forces a few days ago at Panchagarh.
‘The law enforcers cannot shrug off their responsibility for the murder,’ he said. ‘The joint forces also arrested two other Chhatra Dal leaders — Atiqul Islam and Sohel — at Palashbari whose whereabouts are still unknown.’
The Nilphamari police officer-in-charge, Shahjahan Pasha, said that Golam was the prime accused in the case filed for the attack on the motorcade of Awami League leader Asaduzzaman Noor, now the cultural affairs minister.
The case was filed on December 14, 2013 after Jamaat and Shibir activists had allegedly attacked the motorcade at Ramganj when Asaduzzaman was returning to the town after a visit to the victims of attack on religious minorities, the police said.
At least five people were killed in clashes that broke out with Awami League activists soon after the attack.
The case was filed against about 1,500 people, including 14 who were named, the police said.
The body of Golam was sent for a post-mortem examination. The police said that Golam had gone into hiding soon after the case had been filed.
In Satkhira, an Islami Chhatra Shibir activist was killed in a ‘shoot-out’ with the joint forces during a clash at Padmashakra in the district headquarters.
The deceased was Abu Hanif Chhotan, 14, a Class IX student of a local madrassah. He was also accused in a case of an arson attack on a truck on January 9, the police said.
The Satkhira police officer-in-charge, Enamul Haque, said that a joint forces team had raided the village about 7:30am to arrest some people accused in cases of political violence.
Shibir activists blocked a road stretch with logs and pelted the joint forces team with stones and exploded crude bombs.
The joint force fired into Shibir activists to contain the situation in which Hanif was killed.
Hanif’s brother Abul Hossain said that his brother had gone out of the house for maghrib prayers on Friday and plainclothesmen had picked him up. He had not been heard of since then.
Four policemen, including subinspector Abul Kashem, were also injured in the clash.
Islami Chhatra Shibir’s general secretary Abdul Jabbar in a statement said that Hanif’s case was an extrajudicial killing by the joint forces.




Reader’s Comment

comments powered by Disqus
   

Litigants kept waiting for years

Many judgments delivered by the Appellate Division take years to be written up in full causing great difficulties to the litigants. Although, the operative parts of judgments are announced in open court and bench assistants take dictation... Full story

2 accused in cases of violence killed

A man accused in a case of political violence in Nilphamari was found dead and another, also accused in such a case, was killed in ‘crossfire’ of the joint forces in Satkhira on Sunday. Golam Rabbani, an organising secretary of the Lakshmichap... Full story

BNP-Jamaat must stop terror to do politics: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina agreed to suggestions of party leaders to reorganise and revitalise the party’s grassroots before going for upazila parishad elections. ‘The Election Commission wants to hold the elections in 2-3 months. Full story

Schedules likely today, polls in Feb

The government is planning to hold upazila council elections in late February while some Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders are thinking about contesting the local government polls, leaders of the Awami League and the BNP told... Full story

13 foreigners among 21 killed

A total of 21 people, including 13 foreigners, died in a Taliban suicide assault on a popular restaurant in central Kabul, the police said Saturday, as witnesses gave horrific accounts of the carnage. Full story

Ershad-Rawshan conflict at peak

Conflict between Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad and his wife Rawshan Ershad, also party presidium member and the leader of the opposition in parliament, became sharp ahead of elections to the reserved seats for women... Full story

Indian minister’s wife found dead after Twitter row

The wife of an Indian minister was found dead in a New Delhi hotel room on Friday, the police said, days after she was involved in a row with a Pakistan-based woman journalist over Twitter. Full story

Politicians must refrain from supporting violence: US

The United States reiterated its strong condemnation of violence from all quarters that continued to mark the political impasse in Bangladesh. Explaining US position on the violence against the minority Hindu community in Bangladesh... Full story
  • Online Poll


    Do you think that the government has successfully brought back normalcy in public life after the January 5 elections?

    • Yes
    • No
    • No comment
    Ajax Loader