Three attempts to kill Anar, plan was to extort money: DB



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Dhaka Metropolitan Detective Police (DB) Additional Commissioner Mohammad Haroon Or Rasheed said that attempts have been made to kill Anwarul Azim (Anar), Member of Parliament of Jhenaidah-4 Constituency three times. Even Shaheen and Amanullah alias Shimul once planned to kill in Kolkata last January. But MP Annar survived as he did not fall into their trap.

Besides, after stepping into Shaheen's trap on the 13th, there was a plan to take Anar hostage and collect a large sum of money from his friends in Bangladesh and Kolkata using offensive pictures. But he was killed without regaining consciousness due to the application of excessive sedatives on him.

He said this in response to questions from journalists at a press conference organized at DB's conference room on Minto Road in the capital on Saturday (May 25) noon.

Haroon said that a team of Indian police is working in Dhaka to investigate the murder of parliament member Anar. Apart from this, we have found two things by analyzing the technical information and interrogation of the arrested accused. Two groups worked here. One group supported another group worked on implementation. Aktaruzzaman Shaheen, the mastermind of the murder, took the three members to Kolkata on April 30. A girl in that group was the main leader of the implementation. Shaheen stayed till the 10th, the main leader of the killing mission, the leader of the Purbo Bangla Communist party. Who traveled to India using a false name. That Amanullah alias Shimul came to the country after convincing Bhuiyan. We got some sensational information from them as Indian police are working here. When their work is over, we will also leave for Kolkata.

In response to the question about the reason for the murder, Haroon said that there could be many reasons behind the murder. All are members of the Purbo Bangla Communist Party in the implementation of this murder. From 2017 till date we have at least 5 to 6 throat slitting incidents. But there are many issues. The reason for the murder is yet to be ascertained. The reason for this murder can be said after further investigation.

The Additional Commissioner said that attempts have been made to kill Parliamentarian Anwarul earlier. They tried to kill even before the election. Then they failed. Member of Parliament Anwarul went to Kolkata for the second time from 17th to 18th of January. At that time the killers went to Kolkata to kill him. But that time they failed due to staying in hotel. In the third step they succeeded. But before the killing, their plan was to take the parliament member Anwarul hostage. He then blackmailed her for two days by taking offensive pictures of her and extorting huge sums of money from her friends in Kolkata and through hundi. But after going to the house, Anar lost consciousness after spraying her face with an anesthetic. Anar was photographed unconscious while he was unconscious. But their main target was to kill. The money to be recovered was supposed to be shared among the killers. However, as he did not regain consciousness after being sprayed, he abandoned the plan of blackmail and implemented the plan of disappearing the body. Then they sent the mobiles to different places. One of the killers even brought Anar's four mobiles to Benapole area. After coming here, Anar's opponent was called from four mobile phones. Called and said 'end'. The target was that the police would be busy with the opponent on the basis of this phone. Don't get the killers.

When asked whether there is any involvement in the gold smuggling ring, he said, nothing specific can be said. But there are many issues. After the investigation we can inform you.

No evidence was found in the murder case. When asked on what basis the murder is being talked about, Haroon said, "We have got a lot of information and evidence." I am not disclosing now for the sake of investigation. A murder case was filed in Kolkata because of the evidence. There has been a kidnapping case in our country. The case is being investigated by CID in Kolkata. Surely they got the sign. I will also go to investigate the murder case filed in Kolkata.

   

Benazir Ahmed resigned from the ‘Boat Club’



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Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed has resigned from the post of Savar Boat Club President. On June 13, he left this post by sending a letter to the club's advisor, Rubel Aziz.

Boat Club executive committee member businessman Nasir U Mahmood confirmed the matter to the media.

Nasir said that Benazir Ahmed, who is in charge of the president of the boat club, wrote to the advisor of the club, Rubel Aziz, that he is out of the country with his family on urgent work. Due to which he is not able to perform the duties of the president of the club.

Nasir said that after the resignation of Benazir Ahmed, Rubel Aziz has been given the responsibility of acting president.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) was probing the assets of former IGP Benazir Ahmed and his family. Meanwhile, he and his family left the country on May 4. Benazir was IGP from April 2020 to September 2022 and Director General of RAB from January 2015 to April 2020. He also served as Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) for a long time.

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4 dead, 1 missing in Rangamati lightning strike



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At least three people were killed when a domestic passenger boat was hit by lightning along with a sudden storm while traveling in Kaptai Lake in Longdu in Rangamati. The boat driver is still missing in this incident. At the same time, another housewife was killed by lightning in Chairman Tila of Karlyachhari under Langadu Upazila.

Longadu police station OC Harunur Rashid confirmed the matter and said that they died due to lightning while returning home from Maini Bazar to Bhamanyadam on Saturday. An unnatural death case will be filed in this regard.

On Saturday (June 15) on the way home after work at Qurbani haat, an engine driven boat was struck by lightning at a place called Mina Bazar in Longadu Upazila. Four people including the boat driver were killed on the spot. All four are residents of Bhasanyadam area of Bhasanyadam union.

The deceased are Ziaul Haque (50), Akkas Ali (45), Obaidullah (30), Bachchu Mia (30).

Three people have been found in the incident, but the boat driver Akkas Ali has not been found yet. The search for missing Akkas Ali is ongoing.

On the other hand, a housewife named Rina Begum (35) was killed by lightning in the Chairman Ghat area of Longdu Karlyachari.

On Saturday (June 15) at 3:00 p.m., the wife of Ibrahim, Karlyachi Chairman of Attarchhara Union, Tila No. 1 Ward, died due to lightning while standing on the balcony of her living room.

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Savar leather industrial city ready, target 1 crore 10 lakh pieces



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Last-minute preparations are underway in Savar leather industry centering on Eid-ul-Azha. Cleaning is going on in the factories. Preparations have been completed by BSCIC and Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) authorities. Bangladesh Tanners Association has said that the target of collecting 1 crore 10 lakh pieces of leather has been taken this year.

On Saturday (June 15) in Harindhara area of Savar's Tentuljhora union, BSCIC leather industry town was seen, intensive preparations are going on in the factories. Salt is being brought to a factory. Chemicals are being brought somewhere. Somewhere else the machineries are being checked as waste is being removed from factories and roadsides. Similarly, the drains are also being cleaned.

On the other hand, the authorities said that the maintenance work of the machinery of CETP has been done. BSCIC authorities have already fixed a volunteer team of 50 people to collect skins.

Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA) General Secretary Shakhawat Ullah said, we have set a target of collecting 1 crore to 1 crore 10 lakh pieces of leather from cows, goats, buffaloes and sheep this year. This year the price of salt is also very stable. The concern this year is the heat. Since the season of sacrifice is hot and this year it is hotter, so those who collect skins all over the country will store the skins according to proper rules, then they will get a fair price for the skins. Besides, the condition of CETP is better than ever before.

Regarding the preparation of the leather industrial city, the Executive Engineer of Savar's BSCIC leather industrial city Mahfuzur Rahman Rizoan said, in this year's Eid-ul-Azha, we have set a target of collecting 6 lakh skins in the industrial city. Besides, we have come to know that the target of collection of 6 lakh pieces has been taken in the area around our leather industry. We have formed a team of more than 50 volunteers for the smooth entry of leather into the leather industry city. It will start working from 3 pm on the day of Eid. Hopefully by this time our leather harvesting and leather processing will be done smoothly.

Managing Director of Dhaka Tannery Industrial Estate Weight Treatment Plant Company Limited Golam Shahnewaz said, we have prepared extensively for the Eid-ul-Azha. Besides, we have preparations throughout the year. Our Common Chrome Recovery Unit (CCRU) was closed for the last one year. But last February we introduced 50% of its chrome separation section. The remaining 50% will be operational within the next month.

He said, the overhauling that we do every year, during Qurbani, it is being done more extensively this year. From our EPS 1, 2 and 3 to Equation, Effluent Pumping Station and Thickening Tank we have prepared everything to increase our efficiency.

Dhaka Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate Anisur Rahman said, Dhaka district administration has taken an exceptional initiative in preserving leather this year. Its main function is to make people aware. The district administration is distributing leaflets through the stalls of the two cities of Dhaka in coordination with BSCIC on 20 cow market. Rover Scouts, including our staff, are campaigning how to skin, how to salt.

He said that arrangements have also been made for the transportation of leather. In every hour the quality of the leather decreases. As a result, special measures have been taken at Posta so that the leather transporting vehicles do not have to be affected by traffic jams on the road, and the leather can reach the warehouse quickly. And in the leather industry city of Savar, in coordination with OCs and UNOs, measures have been taken to ensure that there is no traffic jam there.

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Irrigation pumps will run on solar power: Prime Minister



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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the government wants to bring the country's irrigation system completely under solar power.

She said, I want to make the irrigation system completely dependent on solar power. This may require some investment initially, but will reduce costs in the long run.

The Prime Minister said this at the inauguration of the tree plantation program organized by the Bangladesh Krishak League at Ganabhaban on Saturday (June 15) and the prize distribution ceremony.

Stating that the government is subsidizing the power sector, the Prime Minister said that an excellent system has been invented. An umbrella equipped with solar panels will be placed over a well where rainwater will be stored. Irrigation will be done with solar energy.

She mentioned that a huge amount of land will not be wasted for introducing this system. She further said that currently solar panels are being manufactured and we can install solar panels in nearby villages for irrigation.

Sheikh Hasina said that the government will take the country towards industrialization by developing an agriculture-based economy. The Prime Minister called upon the leaders and workers of his party to play an important role in making Bangladesh green.

She called for planting saplings along river embankments, coastal areas, roadsides, rooftops and houses to strengthen the green movement.

Krishak League President Sameer Chand and Acting General Secretary Biswanath Sarkar also spoke on the occasion. Shamima Shahriar, joint general secretary of Krishak League, moderated the program.

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