Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rajbari: 'Terrorist' killed in 'Gunfight'

By Bangladesh Media; In Rajbari, an alleged 'terrorist' was killed in a reported 'gunfight' with members of Detective Branch of Police at Purba Alipur early in the morning, the United News of Bangladesh reports.

The deceased was Identified as Shahidul Islam alias Pichi Shahin, 35, son of Joynal Abedin, a resident of Baruipara of the Upazila. He was accused in 13 cases, including murder, abduction and possession of arms. Kamal Hossain, sub-inspector of DB police, said detectives in a drive arrested Shahin at the village on Wednesday night. Of according to information gleaned from him, a team of detectives went to the village alongwith him and Conducted a drive in a banana orchard in the early morning. However, Shahin's associates opened fire on the law enforcers who responded with firing in self-defense. 

Shahin was found lying on the ground with bullet injuries while other criminals fled the scene. He was rushed to Rajbari General Hospital where physicians' declared him dead. Police claimed that Sub-inspectors Nizam Uddin, and Kamal Hossain, assistant sub-inspector Hiron and constable Shafiq were injured in this incident. They received primary treatment at the hospital. DB overpriced Recovered a foreign-made pistol, one revolver, one shooter gun, seven bullets and Several bullet shells.

'Fugitive' man dies in ‘gunfight’

By Bangladesh Media; A man was killed in a gun battle with police in Baropota area of Jessore’s Putkhali border early on Thursday.
Ilias Mridha, 32, was an arms trader and sustained bullet injuries while fleeing from a police van, said police.
He was the son of Suruj Mollah of Karchandrapur village in Rajbari Sadar upazila.

Apurba Hasan, officer-in-charge 
of Benapole Port Police Station, said police detained Ilias on Tuesday afternoon, when he was about to buy arms at Benapole port area.

“On Wednesday noon, police were transporting him to a Jessore court. But the vehicle overturned in Kagajpukur area and Ilias, who was handcuffed, escaped. Three police officials were injured in the accident,” he said.

Police launched a manhunt to capture Ilias in Benapole and Sarsha border areas after he escaped.
“Terrorists fired at a police team that was heading for Putkhali border around 02:00am on Thursday. Police also fired back and Ilias, who was shot, died on the scene. Ilias’ associates left a motorcycle and two guns before fleeing,” said OC Apurba.

The body was recovered and sent to Jessore Medical College Hospital, where the injured policemen were also taken for treatment.

A man was killed by police in Munshiganj ‘gunfight’

By Bangladesh Media; A man was killed in an alleged gunfight with police at Tongibari upazila of Munshiganj early Thursday.The deceased is Sentu alias Pichhi Sentu, 34. The Police demanded that three policemen were also injured in the incident.

Police also recovered a revolver, two bullets, two sharp weapons and other lethal weapons from the spot.

Officer in-charge of Tongibari police Alamgir Hossain said police arrested Sentu on Wednesday noon from Abdullahpur intersection.Police then conducted a drive along with Sentu in the area at around 3.30am.As per police, sensing the presence of police near the Eidgah ground of the area, Pichchi Sentu’s cohorts opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight, which left Sentu severely injured.Sentu was taken to Munshiganj general hospital. Later, he succumbed to his injuries on his way to Dhaka.Sentu was accused in six cases with the police station, OC added.

Monday, November 2, 2015

‘Gunfights’ with RAB, cop kill 3 ‘terrorists’

By Bangladesh Media; Three people who law enforcing agencies claimed to be terrorists were killed in gunfights with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police at different places including the capital city on Monday.

The gunfights took place sometimes between 01:00am and 06:00am of the day.
Our sources from Dhaka reports about these incidents.

Referring to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) reports he says, a man who police said to be a terrorist was killed a gunfight with them in Shahidnagar Balur Math area of the city’s Uttar Khan around 01:00am. Deceased Razib, 35, was an accused in several cases including murder and was arrested days ago, said Abul Hasan, officer-in-charge of Dhaka Katwali Police Station.

The second incident took place in Gazipur. RAB Salna camp commander Ziaur Rahman said a gunfight with a terrorist group left one dead in Kumarkhada area of Bhawal National Garden in earlier hours of the day.
The deceased - Rafiqul Islam, 40, was an accused in several cases including arms and extortion, according to the RAB commander.

And the third incident was in Jhenaidah, reports a youth was killed in a 'gunfight' with a petrol team of RAB-6 in Pirojpur Karaitoal area of Kaliganj upazila of the district early on Monday. The deceased was Kamal, 26, son of late Babul Mian of Lebutala of Jessore. He was accused in a murder case, RAB sources said.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

'Robber ringleader' killed in ‘gunfight’ in Sundarbans by RAB 08

By Bangladesh Media; A suspected 'forest robber' ringleader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Chandpai Range of the Sundarbans East Zone in Mongla upazila yesterday morning.
Lieutenant Colonel Faridul Alam, commanding officer of Barisal RAB 8, said tipped off that members of ‘Shipon Bahini’ were staying in the area, a team of the elite force carried out a drive there.
Sensing the presence of the Rab personnel, members of the gang opened fire on them, forcing the elite force to retaliate that triggered a gunfight at about 6:30am, he said.
As the two sides exchanged shots for forty minutes, the members of the robber gang finally gave up and managed to flee the scene.
Later, the body of as Shipon, 'head of notorious forest robber gang' was recovered from the spot.
The elite force demanded that they recovered 18 foreign-made pistols, huge country-made firearms and 350 rounds of bullet from the spot.
Process was underway to handover the body of the suspected robber and the firearms to Mongla Police Station, he added.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested a member of a forest robbers’ gang with 23 firearms and 1,531 rounds of bullet from Badurjhuli Khal area of the Sundarbans in Koyra upazila, Khulna on Monday night.
RAB sources said they were conducting drives at different points in Sundarbans to stop activities of robber forests. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ at Daulatdia of Rajbari district.

By Bangladesh Media; An alleged robber was killed in a gunfight with police in Daulatdia ghat area of the upazila early Monday. The deceased was identified as Arshad Bepari, 30, son of Saijuddin Bepari, a resident of Uttar Daulatdia of the upazila. 

According to police he was accused in seven cases, including murder and robbery cases, filed with Goalando Police Station. Police in a drive arrested Arshad from the area on Sunday night when he was taking preparation for committing a robbery. Based on information gleaned from him during the primary interrogation, police conducted another drive near by-pass road area around 1.30 am for recovering arms, said Shah Jalal, Officer-in-charge of Goalondo Police Station. Police said that sensing the presence of police, Arshad’s cohorts opened fire at them, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight, which left Arshad critically injured. Police informed that Arshad died on the way to hospital.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Man killed in ‘shootout’ with Rab in Dhaka

By Bangladesh Media; A man was killed in an alleged gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion at Badda in the capital early yesterday. The elite force claimed that the dead, Jahirul Islam alias Jahir, 32, was facing several cases, including murder and extortion.
Lt Col Tuhin Mohammad Masud, commanding officer of Rab-1, said the “shootout” took place after one of their patrol teams rushed to a road near Sun Valley Housing project around 1:30am. They had information that a group of criminals had gathered there.
Sensing Rab presence, the criminals started to fire indiscriminately at the law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate with gunshots, triggering the “gun-battle”. At one stage, the attackers fled leaving one of their cohorts Jahir, who was critically injured, at the spot, claimed Tuhin.
He was declared dead after being taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Rab claimed to have recovered two bullets, a magazine, a pipe gun and a machete from the scene. Two Rab members, who were injured in the operation, took primary treatment at Kurmitola General Hospital, according to the crime busters. 
Nilufer Yeasmin, sister of the “shootout” victim, said they identified the body at the DMC morgue around noon, learning about the incident on television. "My brother lived in Damudhya upazila of Shariatpur but he used to come to Dhaka quite often. As far as I know, he was just a driver,” she said.
Rab, however, claimed Jahir had been arrested several times before for his involvement in different types of criminal activities in Badda and Rampura areas.
At least 106 people were killed in such “crossfire” or “gun-fights” with law enforcement agencies from January to September this year, according to statistics of Ain o Salish Kendra available on its website.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

‘Pirate’ killed in RAB ‘gunfight’ in Sirajganj

By Bangladesh Media, A suspected pirate was allegedly killed in a ‘gunfight’ with Rapid Action Battalion in Sirajganj sadar early Friday. The deceased was Asadul Islam, 35, son of Abdur Rashid, a resident of Bhuapur upazila in Tangail district.

A team of RAB-12 of Tangail, led by its camp commander Mohiuddin Faruqui, conducted a drive at an embankment of Water Development Board at Morgram around 3:45am. Md. Hasibul Alam, camp commander of RAB-12 crime prevention special branch in Sirajganj, said they had a tip-off that a gang of robbers were preparing to commit robbery in the area. Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the gang of robbers opened fire at them prompting the battalion personal to retaliate, he claimed.At one stage of the gunfight, the robbers retreated from the spot and Asadul was found bullet-wounded, said RAB official. Asadul was taken to Sirajganj General Hospital where physicians declared him dead. 
The RAB personnel claimed that they have recovered a pistol along with bullets and three machetes from the spot. Asadul had been accused of 15 cases including that robbery, murder and rape filed with different Sirajganj and Tangail police Stations.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK): 148 people were killed in “crossfire” and law enforcers' custody

By Bangladesh Media; As many as 148 people were killed in “crossfire” and law enforcers' custody this year, according to Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK). 

Claiming 107 lives, the “crossfire” incidents involved police 55 times, Rapid Action Battalion 32 times, police and detectives 11 times and other law enforcement agencies nine times. Of the 41 custodial deaths, nine resulted from torture while the rest from being shot, suicides, physical ailments etc.
The rights body released the report yesterday, preparing it from news reports of several top Bangla and English national dailies and its own findings.
The report says that meanwhile as many as 740 political clashes took place, causing 143 deaths and injuring another 4,858. It adds that 103 houses, six business outlets and 146 temples and idols of the Hindu community were also torched and vandalised. Moreover, 191 journalists have been harassed or received threats.
Twenty-three persons were killed in firing by India's Border Security Force (BSF) along the border while 12 more died in BSF torture, adds the report. As many as 52 persons died in prison and 104 in mob beating while Section 144 was called 28 times at different places.
Nine women committed suicide due to sexual harassment while two females and one male were killed protesting the social menace. Eight women became victims of village arbitration and fatwa and 24 of acid attacks, among whom one died. As many as 46 domestic helps were tortured and four of them died while 19 more died under mysterious circumstances. Moreover, 208 women were harassed due to dowry related issues and 129 of them were killed while 292 women became victims of domestic violence.
The ASK report also says 591 women were raped in the last nine months and 48 of them were killed later. One committed suicide after being raped.

2 'robbers' killed in 'gunfight'

By Bangladesh Media; Two alleged forest robbers were killed in a 'gunfight' with police at Borkuport village in Shyamnagar upazila of the district on Monday night, The Daily Star reported.  
The deceased were identified as Alal Gazi alias Alauddin, 45, the ringleader of Alal Group, a resident of  Shitalpur village in Asashuni upazila, and Saidul, 30, a resident of Sora village in Shyamnagar upazila.
Officer-in-charge of Shyamnagar police station Enamul Haque said on a tip-off that a forest robber gang was preparing to commit robbery in Sundarbans, a team of the police lad by Sub-inspector Nazmul Hasan, lay in ambush in the area around 11pm.
Police chased off the robbers as they tried to flee after sensing the presence of the law enforcers. The robbers opened fire on the policemen forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.
Alal and Saidul were caught in the line of fire and seriously injured while other members of the gang managed to get away.
Alal and Saidul were rushed to Shyamnagar Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared them dead.
However the Police claimed that three policemen were injured in the incident and Police also recovered five rounds of bullet and several sharp weapons from the scene.