Cox’s Bazar, Aug 3 (UNB)-Three suspected robbers and a drug peddler were killed in separate‘gunfights’at Nurullaghona hill and Dorgapara of Marine Drive road in Teknafupazila early Saturday.
The deceased were identified asMdJunayed, 36, Ayub, 30, MehediHasan, 35,and ImranMolla, 32, of Kalkiniupazila in Madaripur.
Pradeep Kumar Das, officer-in-charge ofTeknaf Police Station, said tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in Nurullaguna hill area at 4am when10-15 robbers including Junayed, Ayub were preparing to commit robbery in Kutubdia.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fireon them indiscriminately, prompting them to fire back in self defensethat triggered a gunfight.
After the gun battle, police recovered severely injured Junayed, Mehedi and Ayub from the spot and took them to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where doctors declared them dead, the OC said.
Police claimed that additional superintendent of police Rezwanand inspector Manas Barua were shot during the gunfight. Three other cops also sustained injuries.
Police recovered seven locally-made LGs, five sharp weapons and 25 rounds of bullet from the spot, the OC added.
In another incident, police recovered injured Imran Molla, who was severely wounded in an infighting between two groups of drug peddlers at Dorgapara of Marine Drive road at around 2am, said OC Pradeep Kumar Das.
Police took him to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where doctor declared him dead.
Police arrested two people in this connection.
The arrestees are SaifuddinShahin, 38, of Sonaimuriupazila in Noakhali and MdSiddique, 27, of Hatirghona area in Teknafupazila.
The dead bodies were sent to hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC added.
Magura, Aug 3 (UNB)- Police arrested a fugitive convict of a dowry case in Shalikha upazila here early Saturday.
The arrested was identified as Ziaur Rahman, 35, son of Barek Molla of Jhunri village of the upazila.
Tarikul Islam, officer-in-charge, Shalikha Police Station, said Ziaur went into hiding after his wife Poli Khatun filed a case against him for demanding dowry from her.
A court sentenced him to two years imprisonment and issued an arrest warrant against him.
Natore, Aug 01 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday awarded one-year jail term to an Indian citizen named Jotendor Das for entering Bangladesh illegally.
Natore Judicial Magistrate Mehedi Hassan pronounced the verdict.
Police arrested him from Bagatipara thana area on November 18, 2017 on charges of trespassing into Bangladesh illegally. The court pronounced the judgment this afternoon after a case was lodged against him.
Public Prosecutor Rafiqul Islam informed that Jotendor, son of Sitaram Das of Madhupur thana in Bhagolpur district of India, has been kept at Natore jail since his detention as none came to take him even after completion of his jail term.
Dhaka, Aug 1 (UNB) – Ordering the two city corporations of Dhaka to procure effective medicines from abroad to kill mosquitoes to tackle the worsening dengue situation, the High Court on Thursday directed the health and LGRD ministries to extend overall cooperation to this end.
It also asked the health secretary and the director general of the Directorate General of Health Services to ensure the presence of a physician not below the rank of assistant professor at all government and private hospitals round the clock to ensure highest treatment for dengue patients.
The HC bench of Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Shohrowardi directed for providing dengue detection kits at lower prices, ensuring additional beds for dengue patients at all hospitals and treatment of all who go to hospitals with dengue symptoms on humanitarian grounds.
During hearing, lawyer of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Tawfiq Inam told the court that the city corporation has initiated a move to bring mosquito medicines from China. “Samples will arrive within one or two days and it’ll be possible to bring the medicines within 14 workdays once the result of the field test is available.”
Counsel of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Sayeed Ahmed said the government will bring the medicines and the city corporation will only spray those.
Meanwhile, Deputy Attorney General Kazi Moinul Hasan said city corporations should bring the medicines.
Later, the court summoned the Local Government Division Secretary and wanted to know from him whether it is possible to bring the medicines under government arrangement.
As he said it will be difficult to bring medicines under government arrangement, the court asked the two city corporations to procure the medicines and directed the health and LGRD ministries to extend cooperation.
On July 30, the HC asked the government and Dhaka city corporations to inform it how long it will take to import effective insecticide to kill mosquitoes.
On July 25, the two Dhaka city corporations informed the High Court that they would launch a three-day anti-mosquito drive.
Later, the court fixed July 30 for the next hearing and sought details on steps taken by the authorities to prevent the mosquito menace.
Dengue cases are still surging across the country as 1,712 more people were hospitalised with the mosquito-borne virus in 24 hours till 8am on Thursday.
Of them, 1,150 dengue cases were reported in the capital alone, manifesting that the city is apparently in the grip of a serious outbreak of dengue fever. Three of these patients were suffering from dengue hemorrhagic or severe dengue.
On Wednesday, the number of dengue cases all over the country was 1,477, while 1,300 on Tuesday 1,096 on Monday, indicating a gradual rise in dengue infection, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Currently, 5,838 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals across the country, it said.
From January 1 till the date, 19,517 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals while 13,661 of them released after treatment.
Dhaka, Aug 1 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday sentenced three people to death and seven others to life term imprisonment for killing a youth on theft charge in the city’s Nawabpur area.
Abdur Rahman Sardar, judge of Speedy Trial Tribunal-4, pronounced the verdict.
The condemned convicts are –Rahim alias Arif, Ziku and Abu Bakar Sidddiq. All of them were tried in absentia.
The lifers are Monti, Milon, Akash alias Russsel, Farhad Hosssain, Sajib Ahmed Khan, Shohin Chan Khadem and Mohammad Ali Hawleder Babu. All except Mohammad Ali Hawleder Babu remained fugitive.
The court also fined the lifers Tk 20,000 each, in default, to suffer one year more jail.
According to the prosecution , Rajab was stabbed by the convicts near 16/1 Court House street on July 24,2011 when he when to Nawabpur road for mobile phone top-up.
He died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Brother of the victim filed a case with Kotwali police station in this connection.
On December 5 in 2012, investigation officer of the case BM Nazmul Huda(sub inspector), submitted a charge sheet against the accused.