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Raihan’s death in ‘custody’: ASI Ashek on 5-day remand, Harun on fresh remand

A court in Sylhet has granted a five-day remand for suspended assistant sub-inspector Ashek Elahi in a case filed over death of Raihan Ahmed at Bandarbazar Police Outpost in Sylhet. The court passed the order after Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) produced him before it seeking remand for him on Thursday. However, the court granted a three-day fresh remand for ...

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Raihan’s death in ‘custody’: PBI arrests ASI Ashek Elahi

Members of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested another policeman, who was suspended over the death of Raihan at Bandarbazar police outpost, from Sylhet police lines on Wednesday night. The arrestee is Asheke Alahi, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Bandarbazar police outpost. Earlier, on 23 October, PBI arrested constable Harun Rashid in the case. He is now on a three-day remand. ...

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None involved in Raihan killing will be spared: SMP Commissioner

Newly-appointed Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) Commissioner Nisharul Arif has said that everyone involved in the killing of Raihan Ahmed would be brought to justice. “The incident is unwanted and some police officials were involved in it. I am ashamed of it. Those who committed the crime are criminals. They will be brought to book no matter which profession they belong ...

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Corona infected Habiganj -3 MP Abu Jahir airlifted to Dhaka

Jahir, MP from Habiganj-3 constituency, who was infected with coronavirus, has been airlifted to Dhaka for better treatment. A helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) brought the district Awami League president to Dhaka on Wednesday morning. Later, he was admitted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital. Earlier, MP Jahir tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. Sudwip Das, personal ...

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Habiganj -3 MP Abu Jahir catches Covid-19

Abui Jahir, MP from Habiganj-3 constituency, has been infected with coronavirus. Jahir, also president of District Awami League, himself confirmed the matter to media on Tuesday. The MP’s gave his sample for a COVID-19 test on Sunday and the results came back positive for the virus on Tuesday. The MP is taking treatment from isolation at his residence, family sources ...

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Ex-BSMMU VC Tahir passes away

Prof Dr Md Tahir, former Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), passed away at a hospital in the capital on Monday morning. He was 90. Tahir, a renowned medicine expert of the country, breathed his last at Labaid Hospital around 8:00 am while undergoing treatment. Prashant Kumar Majumder, public relations officer of BSMMU, confirmed his death. BSMMU ...

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Raihan’s family ends hunger strike on SCC mayor’s assurance

The family members of Raihan Ahmed ended their hunger strike on Sunday afternoon after Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury told them that he would talk to the authorities concerned to ensure the accused are arrested. Raihan’s mother Salma Begum and family members started a hunger strike from 11:00am demanding the arrest of all accused, including suspended sub-inspector Akbar ...

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Death in police custody: Raihan’s mother begins hunger strike

Mother of Raihan Ahmed, who was allegedly tortured to death in Sylhet city’s Bandarbazar police outpost, has started hunger strike demanding capital punishment for all the police personnel involved with the incident. Rayhan’s mother Salma Begum and his relatives began the hunger strike in front of the outpost on Sunday morning. Urging government to take all arrested accused in remand, ...

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Raihan’s death ‘in police custody’: Another cop held

Members of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested another policeman, who was suspended over the death of Raihan at Bandarbazar police outpost, from Sylhet policelines on Friday night. The arrestee is Harun Rashid, a constable of Bandarbazar Police Outpost, said Khalekuzzaman, superintendent of Sylhet Police. Earlier, on October 20, PBI arrested constable Titu Chandra Das in the case. He is ...

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Sylhet police commissioner among 19 police officials transferred

Nineteen high officials of police including the Commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) have been transferred, according to in a notification issued by the Home Ministry on Thursday. Golam Kibria, the commissioner of SMP, has been transferred to Special Protection Battalion (SPBn) as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police. At the same time, Md Nisharul Islam, who was the DIG ...

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