Members of CTTC Unit arrested
two militants of Neo-JMB from East Madarbari area in Chittagong
District. The CTTC team recovered 10 grenades and two suicide
vests from them.
||AAM Humayun Kabir, Chittagong chief
of the CTTC unit of the Police said that in order to stay under
the law enforcement agencies' radar, militants have changed tactics
and are now assuming code numbers, instead of aliases, to identify
||Road Transport and Bridges Minister
Obaidul Quader inaugurating a photo exhibition organized in Dhaka
city said that BNP-JeI is behind the recent abductions and enforced
||Police arrested two cadres of Nakshal
Bahini in Santhia upazila of Pabna District. The arrestees
are Lalu Hossain (26) and Milon Hossain (24). Police recovered three
bombs from their possession.
||ICT-1 handed down death penalty to two
and jail until death to three others for crimes against humanity
during the Liberation War in 1971. Of the convicts, Ujer Ahmed Chowdhury
(63) and Nesar Ali (75) were given death penalties, while Yunus
Ahmed (71), Samsul Hossain Tarafder (65) and Mobarak Mia (66) were
awarded imprisonment until death. Yunus and Ujer are in jail and
the rest are on the run. All the convicts were involved with the
JeI after the Liberation War.
||Three JMB militants were killed when
the RAB busted a hideout only 500 metres away from the PMO in Dhaka
city. Two RAB officials were injured as well. RAB recovered three
suicide vests, two pistols, 14 IEDs and detonators, four containers
of explosive gel and equipment to make IEDs from the room the militants
had been staying in.
||RAB identified one of the three JMB
militants killed during a raid in Dhaka city on January 12 as Mezba
Uddin of Comilla District. His fingerprints matched with the Election
Commission database and confirmed his identity, Lieutenant Colonel
Emranul Hasan, commanding officer-of RAB-3, told.
||Myanmar requested Bangladesh to extradite
1,300 militants of ARSA, claiming it has information that those
members were attempting to disrupt the repatriation of the Rohingyas.
||Hours after RAB released photographs
of two JMB militants killed during a raid in Dhaka city on January
12 Chittagong Police confirmed that one of them was Nafis Ul Islam
who had remained missing from the port city since October 6, 2017.
||War crimes trial campaigners of Ghatak
Dalal Nirmul Committee, a platform campaigning for the trial of
war criminals reiterated their demand that the Government ban JeI
for its anti-liberation role during the Liberation War.
The last of the three JMB militants killed during
a raid in Dhaka city on January 12 was identified as Robin Mia
(17). His brother Golam Mostafa identified the body at Suhrawardy
Medical College mortuary.
Inspector General (Prisons) Syed Iftekhar Uddin
said that 600 militants are imprisoned in 68 jails across the
Police arrested a supplier of explosive material
to JMB at the Three Road Junction of Jessore District. 1kg of
explosive material was recovered from him.
Rangpur District Court framed charges against
13 militants of JMB in a case filed for the killing of Khadem
Rahman Ali (55), a caretaker of a shrine; in Kaunia upazila
of Rangpur District on November 10, 2015.
Four activists of JeI were arrested on charge
of possessing bombs and books on jihad at Paikpara village in
Bagerhat District. Three bombs and four books on jihad were recovered
RAB arrested three militants of ABT at Rupganj
in Narayanganj District. RAB recovered arms, bullet, jihadi books
and leaflet from their possession.
RAB arrested one militant of JMB in the capital
Dhaka city's Kakrail area accused in a case filed under the anti-terrorism
act with Bandar Police Station in Narayanganj.
DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia during his inspection
of the security measures at the annual Amar Ekushey Book Fair's
venues - Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan - in the capital,
Dhaka city warned that legal action will be taken against the
writer and publisher if any book hurting religious sentiment or
disrupting communal harmony is published during the Book Fair.
A 'commander' of PBCP was killed in a gunfight
with Police in Dhalarchar area of Pabna District. Police recovered
two pipe guns, one pistol, seven bullets, two machetes and some
other sharp weapons from the spot.
RAB arrested two militants of JMB in Rajshahi
city of Rajshahi District. RAB recovered one kilogram of gunpowder-like
substance and bomb making materials including soda, circuits,
and batteries from the duo.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina outlined a framework
of the next polls-time Government that will be smaller in size
with limited jurisdiction and will carry out only routine work.
ARSA Commander-in-Chief Ataullah Abu Amar Jununi
said in a statement that it will not carry out attacks at the
Rohingya camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas of Cox's Bazar or
in any other part of the country, as their attacks are only conducted
to defend themselves from the "terrorist Burmese (Myanmar) Government".
At least 18 people were killed in 'crossfire'
in January, said a monthly report published by human rights organization
Odhikar. According to the report, at least nine people were killed
and 619 others were injured in political violence in the month.
Chief Coordinator of ICT Mohammad Abdul Hannan
Khan said that the trial process of war criminals will be continued
and all the war criminals will be brought to book in phases to
free the country from the stigma.
137 leaders and activists of BNP and JeI were
arrested from Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Jessore, Sylhet, Narayanganj,
Kurigram, Noakhali, Rangpur and Bogra Districts ahead of the verdict
in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case against the BNP's Chairperson
Khaleda Zia, set to be delivered on February 8.
750 BNP leaders and activists were arrested across
the country ahead of the verdict in a corruption case against
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia scheduled for February 8.
900 BNP leaders and activists were arrested in
Dhaka and 27 Districts ahead of the verdict in a corruption case
against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia scheduled for February 8.
Dhaka Special Judge's Court-5 jailed BNP Chairperson
Khaleda Zia for five years and her eldest son Tarique Rahman and
four others for 10 years for breaching of trust in the Zia Orphanage
Trust case on July 3, 2008 during the military-controlled interim
Five people, including a Police Constable, were
injured during a clash between AL and BNP activists in the Court
Point area of Sylhet Metropolitan City in Sylhet District following
the pronouncement BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's prison sentence.
Police arrested 233 leaders and activists of
BNP-JeI from different places. The arrests are part of a security
crackdown ahead of a court verdict on a case accusing Khaleda
Zia and several others of corruption.
HRW urged the Bangladesh Government to stop the
arbitrary arrests and detention of opposition BNP supporters and
BNP leaders and activists across Bangladesh continued
to hold protests against the jail sentence of party chief Khaleda
Zia for the second day though a strong response from law enforcement
agencies gave it a fading effect.
Police arrested 130 BNP leaders and activists
from several Districts as the party continued its demonstration
against the conviction of its chief Khaleda Zia in a corruption
20-party alliance expressed its solidarity with
the BNP's protest programmes announced demanding the release of
party Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. The combine leaders also
said they would take part in the programmes.
RAB arrested a militant of Ansarullah ABT from
Kamalapur area in the capital, Dhaka city. The arrestee is identified
as Toufiq Hossain Sumon (34).