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POST TIME: 5 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Jhikargachha UZ chairman sacked over graft charges

Jashore: Jhikargachha Upazila Parishad Chairman Sabira Nazmul Munni has been dismissed from her post after being convicted in a graft case, reports UNB.

Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives issued a letter in this regard, said Jahidul Islam, upazila nirbahi officer of Jhikargachha.

“The letter was forwarded to the concerned department on Monday,” he added.

The notification signed by Deputy Secretary Anjuman Ara said Munnihas been removed from the post as a Dhaka court sentenced her to six years in jail for providing false information and amassing illegal wealth.

The notification, however, said that Nahida Akhter, vice chairman (panel chairman-1) will be given the charges of UZ chairman.

On July 12, a Dhaka court sentenced her to six years imprisonment in a graft case.

Later, she surrendered before the court and was granted bail.

Man killed in clash over land dispute in Gopalganj   

Gopalganj: A man was killed in a clash over land dispute in Dakhshin Fukra village of Kashiani upazila on Monday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Hingul Sarder, 45, son of Irful Sardar of the village.

Md Azizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Kashiani Police Station, said that there had been a long-standing dispute between two villagers Harun-or-Rashid Mollah and Saiful Sikder over ownership of a piece of land.

Following the dispute, the two groups locked into a fierce clash in the morning that left 31 villagers including Hingul injured.

He was first taken to Gopalganj Sadar Hospital and then to Khulna Medical College Hospital.

As his condition deteriorated, the victim was referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, but he died on the way in the evening, police said. Meanwhile, police detained 12 villagers in this connection.

Woman hands over son to cops for knifing girl

Bogura: A woman handed over her son to police as he reportedly stabbed a college girl for refusing his love proposal in Sadar upazila, reports UNB.

However the handover only came after the case filed against the son in this connection was withdrawn and the families had agreed to reach a mutual settlement.

Hence the mother’s act may not represent the height of moral fortitude it would have otherwise.

The alleged stalker Kawsar Alam Avi, son of Mahfuzul Alam, president of ruling party Awami League’s youth front Juba League’s Bogura city unit, had been stalking the stabbing victim for a long time.

In-charge of Sadar police outpost Inspector Sheikh Farid said suspect Avi’s mother Nasrin Alam, accompanied her son to Sadar Police Station on Sunday night and handed him over to the police.

Locals said Avi use to stalk the victim, a first year student of Government Mujibur Rahman Mohila College, usually on her on her way to college and deliver love proposals that the victim would always refuse.

Avi became more agitated than usual during one such instance on Thursday, and reacted by forcibly taking her to a house in Katnarpara area where he beat her up and knifed her.

Avi later released the girl after threatening her.

Locals took the girl to a local clinic, from where she was shifted to Shahid Ziaur Rahman Medical College.

On Saturday, victim’s father filed a case with Sadar Police Station accusing four people including Avi.

Subsequently though the victim’s family decided to withdraw the case and settle the matter as Avi belongs to the politically and socially influential family.

BCL leader goes missing after dip in Padma

Rajshahi: A leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), ruling party Awami League’s student front, went missing while taking bathing in the Padma River at Fultola Ghat in Godagari upazila on Monday afternoon, reports UNB.

Ishak Ali, 23, official secretary of Godagari municipality unit BCL, ward no.1 and son of Ashraful of Achuavata village in the upazila. He was a first year degree student of Godagari Government College.

BCL leader Kamal Hossain said Ishak went to take bath in Padma River and drowned around 5pm.

Following this matter, although local people dove into a massive search operation, they failed to trace him, Kamal added.

Meanwhile, the local Fire Service and Civil Defence unit was informed, but they were yet to commence any search operation till Monday evening.

56 arrested in Satkhira

SATKHIRA: Police, in special drives arrested 56 persons including four activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and two activists of BNP from eight upazilas of the district in last 12-hour ending at 8am yesterday morning, reports BSS.

Police also recovered 12 bottles of Phensidyl and 21 pieces of Yaba tablets during the drives.

Sources with the district police said they were picked up from different areas of the district.

During the drives, Satkhira Sadar police arrested 13 persons including an activist of Jamaat-E-Islami and recovered 21 pieces of Yaba tablets and 12 bottles of Phensidyl in an abandoned condition, Kalaroa Thana police arrested seven persons, Tala Thana police arrested five persons including two activists of Jamaat-E-Islami, Kaliganj Thana police arrested eight persons including an activist of Jamaat-E-Islami, Shyamnagar Thana police arrested seven persons, Assasuni Thana police arrested seven persons including an activist of BNP, Patkelghata Thana police arrested seven persons including an activist of BNP and Debhata police arrested two persons.

The arrested people are accused in several cases, including charges of subversive activities, filed with different police stations in the district.The arrested were sent to jail.