Militancy finance in Ctg
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) yesterday submitted charge sheet against 28 persons including supreme court lawyer Barrister Shakila Farzana, daughter of former whip and BNP leader Syed Wahidul Alam for financing a militant group Hamza Brigade and recovery of firearms, hand bombs, explosives and training equipments from Banskhali upazila in Chittagong .
RAB, assistant director Ruhul Amin and also investigation officer of the case confirmed that he submitted a charge sheet before the Chittagong Chief Judicial Magistrate Court through the prosecution section of the court on Sunday afternoon.The names of 102 witnesses were mentioned in the charge sheet, he added. Among the charge sheeted accused persons 21 are in jail out of 28, he added.The charge Sheet was submitted under the Anti-terrorism act after approval of the government, the IO said.
RAB unearthed a militants’ training camp of Shahid Hamza Brigrade at Lotmoni Hill of Sadanpur village under Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong and arrested five people along with huge amount of firearms, a large number of hand bombs, explosives and training equipment on February 28 in 2015, court sources said.
Later on August 18, in 2015, three lawyers, including Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Shakila Farzana, her juniors Advocate Hasanuzzaman Liton and Advocate Mahfuj Chowdhury Bapon were arrested from Dhanmondi area of Dhaka on charge of providing financial support to the militant organization Shaheed Hamza Brigade.
12 kgs hemp recovered
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) recovered 12 kilograms of hemp from Chittagong Railway Station area on Saturday night.Acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB-7 recovered the hemp from the platform of the station in abandoned state at around 10 pm on Saturday.
RAB sources said sensing the presence of RAB members the drug peddlers left the place leaving the drug.
2 women Yaba traders held
Chittagong district Police in a raid arrested two women Yaba traders with 1,000 pieces of contraband Yaba tablets from College gate area under Chandanaish upazila of the district on Saturday night.
The arrestees were identified as Anwara Begum,48, and Parvin Akter,30, both hailing from Teqnaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district.
On receipt of secret information, a team of Chandanaish thana police raided a Chittagong bound passenger bus coming from Cox’s bazaar and arrested them with 1,000 pieces contraband Yaba tablets at 11 pm Saturday night, said Gazi Mohammad Shawkat Hossain, officer in charge of Chandhanaish thana. A case was filed uder narcotics act in this connection.
To save the state religion Islam
Hefazat declares nationwide protest rally on Friday
Caption: A view of press conference as arranged by Hefazate Islam ,Bangladesh at Chittagong Press club yesterday afternoon.Allama Junaid Babunagari seen addressing the journalists .
Hefazat Islam Bangladesh announces countrywide protest rally and procession programs on Friday next demanding the dismissal of writ petition against the state religion Islam and safequard the Islam in constitution. The rally will be arranged on north gateof Chittagong Shahi Jame Mosque on Friday after Juma prayer. This was declared by the organizing secretary of Hefazat Islam Moulana Azizul Hoque Islamabadi at press meet arranged at chittagong press club yesterday afternoon. Moulana Azizul Hoque Islamabadi read out the written statement before the journos at the meet. The press meet was told that the word of socalled ‘secularism’ and ‘socialism’ were not included in the proclamation of independence of April 10 ,1971 . Moulana Islamabadi urges the High court to eliminate the writ against state religion so published in the cause list of March 27 next for the better interest of the majority community of the country showing respect to the religious perceptions and consciousness. He said none will be allowed to play game in mud water taking this issue . . Secretary general of Hefazat Allama Junaid Babunagari answered to the barrel of questions of the journos in the meet.
Among others, senior Nayebe Amir Allama Shah Mahibullah Babunagari , joint secretary Moulana Moinuddin Ruhi, asstt. Finance secretary Moulana Ishaque Meheri were present in the press meet.
Mentionable that Hefazat Islam also staged demonstration demanding dismissal of writ that filed before the High court against state region Islam on Friday last at Hathazari in Chittagong after Juma prayer. A protest procession also brought out in Hathazari sadar in connection. A rally after termination of procession duly presided by central member of Hefazat Islam and General secretary of Hathazari Olema Parishad Moulana Jafar Ahmed .
In the brief rally, Babunagri said the existing peace and the communal harmony of the country will be jeopardized if the state religion Islam is abrogated from the constitution .The speakers in the rally demanded immediate dismissal of the controversial writ from the High court cause list otherwise Hefazat will launch tougher movement .The speakers said a vested quarter is conspiring to destroy the existing communal harmony of the country through filing a writ against state religion, sources said.