Since the import has started, the price of onion is decreasing



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Despite 'adequate' production in the country, the onion market has been volatile for quite some time due to syndicates. In such a situation, the government announced the import of onions from India. Onions have already started arriving from India. On the first day, 1 thousand 467 metric tons of onion arrived from India.

Among them, 1 thousand 62 metric tons of onions have arrived in the country through Sona Masjid land port of Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj, 330 metric tons through Bhomra land port of Satkhira and 75 metric tons through Benapole land port.

Meanwhile, after the start of onion import, the price of one kg in Khatunganj, Chattogram, one of the largest wholesale markets of the country, has decreased by Tk. 25. In this regard, the Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) said that after the announcement of the import, the price was proved to be reduced; the price was increased by manipulation. Some traders have syndicated and increased the prices.

Due to sufficient onion production in the country, the government stopped the onion import permit on March 15. Later, on this pretext, the price of the product increased by two and a half to three times in a span of two months. Finally, last Sunday, the government allowed import of onions from India.

Local onions were sold at 60 to 65 taka in wholesale market Khatunganj on Monday. Talking to the traders, it is known that even last Sunday, small-sized local variety onions were sold at Tk. 85 to Tk 88. Big onion was Tk. 90-95 per kg.

Mohammad Idris, general secretary of Hamidullah Mia market Welfare Association of Khatunganj, Chattogram, said that the price of onion has decreased. There were very few buyers in the market. Sales are also down. He said, the imported onion will be in the market in the next two days. Then the price will decrease further.

Meanwhile, onion was sold at Tk. 75 to Tk. 80 per kg in the capital's retail market on Monday, which was Tk. 90 to Tk. 100 or more two days ago. On the other hand, the price of onion has decreased from Tk. 20 to Tk. 25 per kg in the wholesale market. There is information that there are few buyers in the wholesale market in Dhaka.

Sources in the Ministry of Agriculture said that due to the abnormal increase in onion prices, the government has decided to import to reduce the suffering of the working people and to protect the interests of all consumers. Basically, after this announcement, the price of onion has started to decrease.

Masud Howladar, a grocer in Vijaynagar, Dhaka, said that the prices in the wholesale market have decreased due to the start of imports. That's why I am selling at the purchase price (Tk. 80).

President of Shyambazar Agricultural Commodity Traders Association Haji Md. Saeed said, the wholesaler has become destitute. Even if the goods are available, buyers are not available. Selling at Tk. 60 to Tk. 65 per kg. If imported onion comes in, the price will decrease further. However, this business leader thinks that it will take two to four days.

According to Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) data, last Thursday (June 1) onion was sold at Tk. 80 per kg in the retail market. According to their market review data, onion prices have increased by 121.43 percent in one month. At this time last year, onion was sold in the market from Tk. 38 to Tk. 50, that is, the price of onion has increased by 76.14 percent in one year.

   

Murder of MP Anar: Two Kolkata police officers are coming to Dhaka



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A special team of Indian police is coming to Dhaka to investigate and exchange information on the murder of MP Anwarul Azim Anar in West Bengal, India.

Several officials of the police headquarters and DMP's detective (DB) police confirmed that this special team of the Indian police is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Thursday (May 23).

According to police sources, several sensational facts have come to light regarding the murder of Parliamentarian Anwarul Azim Anar. Citizens of both countries participated in the killings. A special team of Indian police will come to Dhaka to investigate the whole matter. It is initially known that a team of two members will come to Dhaka.

On May 12, MP Anar went to India from Kaliganj in Jhenaidah through Darshana- Gede border in Chuadanga for treatment. He stayed at the house of a friend named Gopal Biswas on Mandalpara Lane of Barahnagar police station in West Bengal. The next day he left the house saying to see the doctor. Since then, Anwarul Azim disappeared mysteriously.

On May 18, five days after he left home, his friend Gopal Biswas filed a GD regarding Anwarul Azim's disappearance at Barahnagar police station. Even then, this three-time Member of Parliament was not found. On Wednesday news spread that Anwarul Azim was murdered in room BU 56 of a multi-storey residential building called Sanjeeba Gardens in Newtown area near Kolkata. Traces of blood were found inside the house. But his body was not found there.

A case has been registered at Sher-e- Bangla Nagar police station in the capital regarding the murder of Anwarul Azim Anar in India. His daughter Mumtarin Ferdous Doreen filed a case on Wednesday evening.

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Citizens of both countries are involved in the murder of Anwarul Azim



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Apart from Bangladesh, Indian citizens are also known to be involved in the murder of Jhenaidah-4 (Kaliganj) Member of Parliament Anwarul Azim Anar. Earlier it was known that only Bangladeshis were involved in the murder.

On Thursday (May 23), this information was revealed by several officials of the police headquarters and DMP's detective (DB) police.

The identity of the Indian nationals has not been identified so far, said DB sources. They said that 5 to 6 people participated in the murder of Anwarul Azim Anar.

Wari Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Detective Police has so far arrested three people on suspicion of involvement in this murder. They are Amanullah Aman, Mostafiz and Faisal, leader of the extremist party Purbo Bangla Communist Party, who directly participated in the murder.

Meanwhile, the name of Silisti Rahman, a girlfriend of Amanullah Aman, has also come up in the murder of the parliament member. However, she has not yet been arrested.

A special team of Indian police is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Thursday to inform about the progress of the investigation into the murder of the parliamentarian and to unravel the mystery. It is not known when they will arrive.

According to DB sources, Akhtaruzzaman Shahin, a United States citizen of Bangladeshi origin, assigned the task of killing MP Azim to the hired killers in a contract of Tk. five crore.

On May 12, MP Anar went to India from Kaliganj in Jhenaidah through border of Darshana- Gede  in Chuadanga for treatment. He stayed at the house of a friend named Gopal Biswas on Mondal Para Lane of Baranagar police station in West Bengal. The next day he left the house saying to see the doctor. Since then, Anwarul Azim has disappeared mysteriously.

On May 18, five days after he left home, his friend Gopal Biswas filed a GD regarding Anwarul Azim's disappearance at Baranagar police station. Even then, this three-time Member of Parliament could not be found. On Wednesday news spread that Anwarul Azim was murdered in room BU 56 of a multi-storey residential building called Sanjeeva Gardens in Newtown area near Kolkata.

A case has been registered at Sher-e- Bangla Nagar police station in the capital regarding the murder of Anwarul Azim Anar in India. His daughter Mumtarin Ferdous Doreen filed the case on Wednesday evening.

Additional Commissioner of DMP(DB) Mohammad Haroon Or Rashid told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that the incident is shocking. It is a brutal murder. Anwarul Azim was a popular representative. The common people of his area are stunned. We are working with great importance. He is a three-time Member of Parliament. I am in close contact with the Indian police. Some are detained by us. We are getting various important information from them. For the sake of the investigation, we cannot say everything.

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‘Friend's plan’ to kill MP Anar, deal Tk. 5 crore



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Jhenaidah-4 (Kaliganj) Constituency Member of Parliament Anwarul Azim Anar was systematically killed while staying at a house in Kolkata, India. He was killed in the conspiracy of his childhood friend and business partner Akhtaruzzaman Shaheen.

An officer of the Detective Branch(DB) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police gave such information on Wednesday (May 22).

According to DB sources, Akhtaruzzaman, a United States citizen of Bangladeshi origin, assigned the task of killing MP Anar to hired killers in a deal worth Tk. five crore.

At the root of which is a terrorist named Amanullah Aman performed the assignment.

He is a resident of Jhenaidah and a US citizen. Shaheen's brother is the Mayor of Kotchandpur Pourashava in Jhenaidah. Another friend and extremist leader, Amanullah Aman, was tasked with planning and executing this murder. Shaheen came to Bangladesh after drawing the final tableau of the murder sitting in Kolkata. Later, six people including Aman called MP Anar by trapping him in a flat called Sanjiba Garden. He was then taken hostage and killed by burying a pillow. Later, the body was cut into pieces and put in a trolley bag at an unknown location.

Talking to the investigation officials, it is known that Aktaruzzaman Shaheen wanted to pay Tk. 5 crore to kill Anar. He was paid some money before the murder. The rest of the money was supposed to be paid after the murder. After the success of their mission, Aman came to Dhaka with the task of Siam and Jihad to hide the pieces of Anar's body. He came to Dhaka and met Aktaruzzaman Shaheen. However, it is not known how much money Shaheen gave him later.

Wari Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police has arrested three people on suspicion of involvement in this murder. They are Amanullah Aman, Mostafiz and Faisal, leader of the extremist party East Bengal Communist Party, who directly participated in the murder.

Five crore contract

In the interrogation of the DB, Aman said that Aktaruzzaman Shaheen wanted to pay Tk. 5 crore to kill MP Anwarul Azim Anar. He was paid some money before the murder. The rest of the money was supposed to be paid after the murder.

DB said that Aman was hiding in his sister's house in Mohammadpur after coming to Dhaka. He was arrested from there.

Murder plans and women's traps

Last April 30 extremist leader Aman went to Kolkata with his girlfriend Silisti Rahman. There, they moved to a duplex flat in Sanjiba Garden, Newtown area, which had been rented in advance. Shaheen's two associates Siam and Jihad were already staying in Kolkata. Sitting there, they plan to kill MP Anar.

Shaheen returned to the country on May 10, explaining the full responsibility of the murder to Aman. As planned, Aman took two more hired killers from Bangladesh to Kolkata. Two hired killers named Faisal Shaji and Mostafiz went to Kolkata on May 11 and joined Aman.

Process of killing

According to the information obtained during the interrogation of Aman, the intelligence officers(DB) said that Shaheen already knew that MP Annar would go to Kolkata on May 12. He asked his gang to make all preparations to kill him. They also collect multiple chapatis.

On May 12, Anar went to Kolkata through the Darshana border at Chuadanga. On the first day he stayed at his friend Gopal's house. The next day on May 13, MP Anar was called to the flat in Newtown by the killers.

In the afternoon, MP Anar entered the flat in Sanjiba Garden. Aman along with his accomplices Faisal, Mustafiz, Siam and Jihad held the MP hostage. Meanwhile, they also asked the MP to pay the money owed by Shaheen. At one stage of the argument about the matter, everyone killed Anar by holding him with a pillow. After the murder, Aman told the matter to Shaheen.

The body is dismembered

According to the information given by Aman, the intelligence officers said that the body was cut into pieces to disappear as suggested by Shaheen. Then two big trolley bags and polythene were brought from the shopping mall near the flat. Carcass pieces of MP Anar were wrapped in polythene and packed in trolley bags. On the night of the incident, two trolley bags containing the body parts were kept at the house. In between, they brought bleaching powder from outside and cleaned the blood stains in the house.

The concerned said that the Kolkata Police has collected the footage of all the CCTV cameras of the flat and the surrounding buildings. Analyzing the CCTV footage, Aman and his accomplices were seen bringing and taking the trolley bags and taking the shoes kept outside by MP Anar inside. Besides, there is a scene of Shaheen's girlfriend named Silisti Rahman bringing polythene and bleaching powder from outside in the CCTV footage.

The body parts were put in trolley bags

Analyzing Aman's confession and CCTV footage during the initial interrogation, Aman left the house with a trolley bag in the afternoon after the murder.

During interrogation, he told the police that he left the house and handed over the trolley bag to Siam in front of a nearby shopping mall. Siam took the bag and left for an unknown location in their pre-rented car. However, the driver told the Kolkata Police that Siam got down from the car with the bag after going some distance.

The body parts were in another bag. The bad smell also started emanating from that bag. Aman came to Dhaka with Silisti on May 15, instructing his associates to drop the bag elsewhere.

Intelligence officials said that after the murder, according to Aman's instructions, two of his associates took the two mobile phones used by MP Anar and went in both directions, as if they were investigators or law enforcers confused about Anar's location. Mustafiz returned to Bangladesh on May 17 and Faisal on May 18.

Officials related to the investigation said that Aktaruzzaman Shaheen came to Dhaka on May 10 after planning the murder. When the issue of MP Anwarul Azim's disappearance was discussed in the country, he again left for Nepal via India on May 18. He left Nepal on May 21 for Dubai. On May 22, he crossed from Dubai to the United States.

Money sharing in gold smuggling behind the murder

The brutal killing of MP Anwarul Azim Anar is suspected to be due to a dispute over the sharing of gold smuggling proceeds. Aktaruzzaman Shaheen himself is a gold smuggler. MP Anwarul Azim is also accused of gold smuggling. Shaheen and Azim have a joint business in Kolkata. According to the people involved, the murder was done by sharing the huge money of gold smuggling.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered at the Sher e- Bangla Nagar police station in the capital regarding the murder of Anwarul Azim Anar in India. Case number-42. His daughter Mumtarin Ferdous Doreen filed a complaint in the case on Wednesday (22 May) evening.

He said that Mumtarin Ferdous Doreen, daughter of MP Anwarul Azim Anar, has filed a murder case. No accused has been named in the case. But now the accused will be brought under the law after investigation. 

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Evidence of Anwarul's murder found: West Bengal Police



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Member of Parliament of Jhenaidah-4 Constituency Anwarul Azim has been killed, said the West Bengal Police of India. They call it 'murder' based on several pieces of evidence. However, the police have not yet recovered his body.

West Bengal Police organized a press conference on this incident on Wednesday (May 22).

In that press conference, West Bengal Inspector General of Police (CID) Akhilesh Chaturvedi said that the police have not yet found the body of Bangladesh parliament member Anwarul Azim. However, based on some evidence, they believe that he was killed.

He also said that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the West Bengal Police has taken up the task of investigating the incident properly.

In response to a question from reporters at the conference, he said, "We have received some specific information, based on which it is believed that he was killed."

The West Bengal CID chief said that the flat in which Anwarul Azim stayed in the New Town area of East Kolkata belongs to Sandeep Kumar Roy, an officer of the Excise Department of the West Bengal government. A person named Akhtaruzzaman rented the flat from Sandeep. It is being investigated whether Akhtaruzzaman arranged the stay of Anwarul Azim in that flat or not.

To unravel the mystery, the police searched the apartment in Sanjeevani Garden, an elite residential area of Kolkata's New Town.

The official did not say anything specific about whether anything was found in the flat or whether any traces of blood were detected during the search.

The forensic department of the police has started working on this. He also mentioned that progress has been made in the investigation.

Akhilesh Chaturvedi said that some people came to this flat with Anwarul Azim, but we cannot say anything about when they left, for the sake of investigation. It is understood that he came here on May 13. But we still do not know whether he came before that or not.

CID officer Akhilesh Chaturvedi did not want to say anything about whether the body of Anwarul Azim was killed or dismembered.

It may be noted that Anwarul Azim went to Kolkata for treatment on May 12. On May 18, his acquaintance Gopal Biswas filed a diary with the police in Kolkata. It is said that Anwarul left the house on May 13. Then he did not return. He called and informed me that he was going to Delhi for special work. On May 15, he sent a message saying that he is in Delhi. There is no trace of him since the 17th.

On Wednesday, Gopal Biswas was quoted by some media as saying that he was informed by the police that the police recovered the body of Anwarul Azim from a flat in Kolkata.

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