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OC sued for torturing ex-BCL leader

  Chittagong Bureau 

A former leader of the central committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Wednesday filed a case against four policemen including Officer-in-Charge (OC) of a police station in the city on charges of ‘torturing’ the former BCL leader.

Abdur Rahim Jillu, a former Deputy Environmental Affairs Secretary of the central committee of BCL, filed the case against city’s Sadarghat police station OC Moinul Islam Bhuiyan, Sub-Inspector (SI) Mohammad Salek and two unidentified cops of the police station.

The plaintiff in his case filed with the court of Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate Farid Alam claimed that the policemen beat him and hurt his nose in front of his wife at a residential hotel at city’s Sadarghat area on March 19 last.

“Later, the OC took the couple to the police station and ordered to send them to the court on charges of antisocial activities”, plaintiff’s defense lawyer Advocate Akbar Ali said.

The court took the case filed under Section 15 of the ‘Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act, 2013’ into cognizance and informed that it would issue order in this regard later, court sources said.

Call to extend Dhaka-Ctg Expressway to Cox’s Bazar

Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Mohammad Ruhul Amin on Wednesday laid special emphasis on stretching the proposed Dhaka-Chittagong Expressway to Cox’s Bazar for smooth connectivity with the tourist town.

The Commissioner said the proposed Expressway should be extended up to Cox’s Bazar for better economic development of the country as the existing road communication between Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar is awful.

“Besides the tourist sector, Moheshkhali Deep Sea Port, Matarbari LNG Terminal, Coal-based Power Plant and Special Economic Zones would get immense benefit for the proposed Expressway for which an improved road communication with Cox’s Bazar is a demand of time”, he added.

The commissioner came up with the views while addressing a view-exchange meeting on “Proposed Alignment and Design of Dhaka-Chittagong Expressway” held at Chittagong Circuit House. Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner, Chittagong Mejbah Uddin said the process of land acquisition for Anowara Special Economic Zone, Karnaphuli Tunnel, Bay Termnial, Outer Ring-road and Matarbari LNG Terminal Pipeline, extension Railway Lines up to Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar- Goondoom is going on as the government has taken these projects on priority basis.

Presided over by Additional Chief Engineer of the Roads and Highway Department, Chittagong Zone, Bidhan Chandra Dhar, the meeting was addressed, among others by Chittagong Press Club President Kalim Sarwar, Dhaka-Chittagong Expressway project manager Shishir Kanti Daout, Engineer Mahbub-ul-Alam, Chittagong Chamber Director Mahfuzul Hoque Shah and representatives of Chittagong Port Authority, Bangladesh Railway, concerned departments and agencies of the government.

2 killed in Mirsarwai road accidentctgmap

A driver of an auto rickshaw and a passenger was killed as a truck rammed into the vehicle on Dhaka-Chittagong highway early Thursday.

The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Jorarganj Highway police In-Charge Farid Uddin confirmed the matter to banglanews.

The bodies were sent to hospital, he added.



Man strangles wife, son in Khagrachhari, 4 arrested

  Khagrachhari Correspondent


A man killed his wife and six-year-old son over dowry int Barapilak area  under Guimara upazila of the district on Tuesday.

The deceased are Majeda Begum, 20, and her son Mohammad Hridoy.


Quoting family members, Mostafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Guimara Police Station, said Majeda and her husband Sabar Ali, 30, had an altercation over his demand for Tk 1 lakh as dowry. At one stage, he strangled Majeda and Hridoy and fled the scene.


On information, police recovered the bodies and sent them to Khagrachhari Adhunik Sadar Hospital for autopsy, the OC added.


Victim’s father Mohammad Sahab Uddin filled a case with the police station concerned the same night.


Police arrested Sabar Ali, his father Mahabub Alam, mother Raniwara Begum and brother Mohammad Shahjahan early Wednesday .


Polythene bags seized

A Correspondent


The Department of Environment (DoE) seized a tonne of banned polythene bags from a polythene factory in Purba Bakalia area of Chittagong city on Tuesday.

A team led by DoE Chittagong Metropolitan Director Azadur Rahman Mollick, conducted a drive at SA Poly Industries and found the polythene bags stored there, said DoE officials. A notice was also issued to the owner Mohammad Idris to appear in a hearing at DoE office today, the officials said.




Four  eateries fined Tk 75,000

A Correspondent

A mobile court of the Chittagong District Administration on Tuesday  fined four restaurants Tk 75,000 in Chittagong city on different charges including not maintaining hygiene and using burnt and dirty oil in food.

The court fined Zaman Hotel and Restaurant Tk 20,000, Café Alam Restaurant Tk 15,000 and Candy Restaurant Tk 10,000 in GEC Circle area, said a press release. Kutumbo Bari Restaurant at AK Khan Intersection was fined Tk 30,000.


Chittagong mayor chases down driver

An auto-rickshaw driver who was fleeing the scene of an accident in Chittagong has been chased down by none other than the city’s mayor.

AJM Nasir Uddin turned the man over to police on Tuesday noon, said Kotwali Police Station OC Jashim Uddin.

‘Milon’ tipped over another CNG-autorickshaw at Naval Lane Morh and was escaping when the mayor was passing by that area.

His Personal Assistant Ujjwal Dutt told, “We were on our way back from city gate area when we saw an autorickshaw turned over on the street.

“We saw locals chasing a CNG that was rushing out of the area. The mayor asked the policemen in his protocol to go after the auto-rickshaw.

“Then he began pursuing the fleeing vehicle in his own car.”

“The police car signalled the autorickshaw driver to stop but he continued to drive recklessly and entered Love Lane.”

Milon, Dutt said, was caught there and the mayor got down from his vehicle to call the Kotwali Police Station.

“Our team went to the site to arrest the driver after we got a call from the mayor,” said OC Jashim.

‘Saiful’, the driver of the autorickshaw that was knocked over, said he and the passenger were slightly injured.

“He left the site on his own. I feel all right now.”

On Monday noon, Mayor Nasim had his protocol car take a child, who was in an accident in front of Hazi Mohammad Mohsin School, to the hospital.

JL man stabbed to death 

A Correspondent

A local Juba League activist was stabbed to death by miscreants in Baraiyerdala Union under Sitakunda upazila here on Wednesday  night.

The deceased was identified as Riazuddin Noyon, 27, hailed from the same area.

According to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) police outpost sources, Noyon was an activist of local unit of Juba League. When he was returning home at night after election campaigning in support of a chairman candidate Raihan Uddin for the union parishad elections, some miscreants attacked him and stabbed indiscriminately, leaving him seriously injured. Later, injured Noyon was rushed to CMCH where the on-duty doctors declared him dead around 12:00am.



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Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong Ruhul Amin  addressing a view exchange meeting on “Proposed Alignment and Design of Dhaka-Chittagong Expressway”  at Chittagong Circuit House on Wednesday morning as chief guest.  NN photo


Jamaat leader gets bail

Chitagong Bureau

Former legislator and  Ameer of Jamaat Islami, chittagong city unit Moulana Shamsul Islam freed from jail on bail from Chittagong after two years of his arrest. Following the directives of the higher court, he was granted, sources said. Ctg jail super sources said  Shamsul Islam freed from Chittagong central jail yesterday at 11.25 am . Sources said Shamsul Islam was shown arrest with  16 cases .

 Court sources said  High court directed the law enforcing agencies not to harass Jamaat leader shamsul Islam further . Mentionable that Shamsul Islam was detained from Dewan Bazar area in city  on May 12,2014 by metro police.

Shamsul was elected legislator from Satkania-Lohagara constituency in  immediate past  sangsad election.
Indefinite strike at SMCH  from Sunday

Chittagong Bureau

The doctors, officials and workers of the Southern Medical college and  Hospital  in Chittagong  will launch indefinite strike programs from March 27 next if their demands are fulfilled by Saturday next.

The work shut down enforced in  that   private medical college hospital in the port city from Wednesday demanding the increase of pay and allowances of all staffs and doctors .

. Following the work stoppage, the campus and hospital activities remained stalled from Wednesday  . As a result the patients became worst sufferer and the students faces study break .The doctors and other employees  of  hospital  enforced  pendown strike  for two hours demanding the increase of  pay and allowance  . The students sources said until their  demands are fulfilled, the work shut down for 2 hours from 10 am to 12 noon every day will continue.
Central councilor of  Bangaldesh Medical Association Dr. Hossain Ahmed told that  they placed their demands 2 years before but the management yet to fulfill their demands despite several sittings with the management. Mentionable that the salary and allowance of southern Medical College and Hospital  is more less than the other private medical colleges of USTC, Maa-o-Shishu Hospital,  BGT Medical Hospital of the port city. A agitated striking teachers told that there are about 100 physicians in Southern Medical college Hospital including intern doctors and their pay and allowances are comparatively low.

A intern doctor told this reporter that 11th batch of MBBS course is running in the college  and there are gyney, surgery, ENT, Eye, Pathology, Forensic and outdoor department.


SA Group chairman Shahabuddin sued

A  case  against the Chairman of  SA group and  his wife Yasmeen Alam  was filed before a court in Chittagong yesterday  for alleged cheque defalcation .

Yasmeen Alam is also the Managing Director of the Group of company, court sources said. Following the deceiving  of cheque for Tk. One  crore,  National Bank Ltd filed this fraud caseagainst them .

Officer of National Bank Agrabad branch Md.Rashel filed the case before the court of Additional   Metropolitan  Judge of Chittagong  Nurul Alam  Md. Nipu on Thursday .

Counsel of the plaintiff Advocate Kazi Sanowar Ahmed Lovelu told that  SA Group  submits a cheque for tk. One crore to National Bank against their loan account but the cheque was bounched recently. Despite legal notice issued to SA Group, they did not response and hence Bank became compelled to file this fraud case to the court under section of 138, 140 of Negotiable Act , sources said.
Ultimatum for Biometric registration of mobile SIM

State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said the mobile SIMs will gradually be stopped if these SIMs are registered by April 30 next. He disclosed it while addressing a seminar held at a posh hotel in chittagong yesterday as chief guest. She attended the seminar as arranged by multinational ICT organisastion- Ericson company at Hotel Agrabad in city    . In her deliberations said  in phases the unregistered SIMs will be stopped  after April 30  .

 She  also  informed that the unregistered SIMs will go inaffected for two to fours in any time after the specified period and such a way finally all these unregistered SIM will be declared void.  She also said govt has taken initiatives to strengthen the Teletalk network to sustain in the competitions of private mobile phone operators. She also hoped for better future of the teletalk after technical improvement in network, sources said.      .

One held with firearms

Chittagong Metropolitan Police detained a professed journalist with a foreign made Pistol from a Dhaka bound bus at city gate area on Tuesday night.

The detainee was identified as Shuvashis Acharzee Titu,44, hailed from

Mohora area under Chandgaon thana in the city.

Based on secret information, a team of Akbar Shah Thana police detained Shuvasis from a Dhaka bound Hanif transport at 11.45 pm.

Later, police recovered a German made Pistol with four bullets frisking his body.

The detained persons introduced himself as a Journalist of an On- Line

newspaper, police said.

A case was filed with Akbar Shah thana in this connection.

15 arrested

Police in an overnight drive arrested 15 people from Saraipara area under Pahartoli thana early Monday morning.

Ranajit Kumar Barua, officer-in-charge of Pahartoli Police Station, said acting on a tip off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area and arrested 15 people for their involvement in unsocial activities at around 2:00am.

Among them, 8 were women, he added. A case was filed with Pahartoli Police Station in this connection.

JP City  committee

Mahjabeen,  Yakub elected  President, Secy

Ms. Mahjabeen Morshed MP and  Md. Yakub have been nominated as President and General Secretary of Jatiya Party , Chittagong City Unit .

Chairman of Jatiya Party Hussein Mohammad Ershad  approved the 111 members city  committee recently.

In a party circular signed by central office secretary Sultan Mahmud sent the  approval letter to Chittagong office, sources said.

RMG worker dies in  road mishap

A worker of a readymade garments factory of CEPZ area died of road mishap yesterday morning at about 7 am .The accident occurred at Airport road near Rubi cement factory .

Victim Mohiuddin hails from Julda village of Karnaphuli thana in chittagong son of Nurul Islam. Sub Inspector of EPZ thana Helaluddin told that the accident occurred following the collision of microbus with a tomtom bike near the cement factory in the early morning. The victim immediately rushed to nearby Navy Hospital where the attending physicians declared him dead.




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