POST TIME: 21 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
News in brief

News in brief

4 held with 8,300 yaba tablets


Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) yesterday in a drive in different areas of the city arrested four people along with 8,300 contraband yaba tablets. The arrestees were identified as  Md Kamal Hossain, 38, son of Kalachand Bepari hailed from Madaripur district and his wife Juthi Begum, 25, Fatema Begum, 37, a Myanmar national of Rohingya community and Tayuba Begum, 24 of the same community hailed from Cox’s Bazar refugee camps.

UP chairman sent to jail

UNB, Rajshahi

A mobile court on Saturday evening sentenced a union parishad chairman to seven-day imprisonment for digging a pond in a piece of cultivable land in Tiorkuri Beel of Durgapur upazila. The convicted is Riazul Islam, chairman of Deluabari Union Parishad. A mobile court led by Executive Magistrate and Assistant Commissioner (land) Samar Kumar Paul conducted the drive in the area and sentenced him, said the magistrate. Earlier the authorities concerned warned the UP chairman to stop digging the pond, but he did not refrain and violated the law, said the magistrate.

Woman hacked dead in N’ganj

UNB, Narayanganj

A housewife was hacked to death by some miscreants at Sonakanda in Bandar upazila on Saturday noon. The deceased was identified as Nahida Rahman, 35, wife of Singapore expatriate Asinur Rahman of the area here. Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bandar Police Station, said some miscreants carried out the attack at her house and hacked her indiscriminately, leaving her dead on the spot from excessive loss of blood around 1:30 pm. Later, they set fire to the house and fled the scene.