Fire in gas line in Warri, 6 units working to bring under control



Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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There has been a fire in a gas line in Wari of the capital.

The fire started on Tuesday (June 6) around 2:30 am. The fire occurred during the repair of the gas line.

Ershad Hossain, the duty officer of the control room of the fire service, confirmed the matter and said that six units were sent to Tipu Sultan road near Wari's old police station at around 2:30 am.

So far 6 burn injured people have been admitted to the burn unit.

No one involved in arson will be spared: Home Minister



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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said that no one involved in arson will be spared. The arsonists will be identified and brought to justice.

He said these things in the Chief Guest's speech at an exchange meeting with the law and order forces at Rangpur Shilpakala Academy auditorium on Thursday (July 25).

The Home Minister said, we people of Bangladesh were surprised and shocked. We were puzzled how a Bengali could do this (destruction)! Later it seems that this Bengali killed the greatest Bengali ever. These Bengalis have killed many of our leaders and activists. This incident reminds us of everything. But whoever the arsonists are, no one will be spared. Until the vandals are identified, our law enforcement operations will continue.

He further said, however, the country's law and order forces did not allow them to implement their plan. We must be vigilant. We are a nation of heroes. We made the country independent in 1971 with the slogan 'Joy Bangla' without arms.

The minister said that the Prime Minister is a very prudent and far-sighted person. The Prime Minister will take action on the sabotage that took place in Rangpur, who is behind it and who provided the money.

Addressing the local Awami League leaders and activists, Asaduzzaman Khan said that it is not acceptable to sleep with your hands in your pockets. They will take the opportunity to enter the house and kill. We couldn't do what we were supposed to do.

At the beginning of the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Mobaswer Hasan highlighted the damage and overall situation in Rangpur due to violence through a multimedia projector. In this, the total damage in Rangpur is shown to be Tk. 11 crore. Besides, it is reported that 182 people have been arrested by the law enforcement forces so far for their involvement in arson attacks.

Earlier, Home Minister and IGP Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun visited the public and private establishments affected by arsonists in Rangpur. Former Commerce Minister and Rangpur-4 Constituency Member of Parliament Tipu Munshi along with senior officers of Police, RAB, BGB and Army and officials of departmental and district administration were present.

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If you beat Police then you will get Tk. 10 thousand: Harun



Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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Juba Dal leader of Bogura Nure Alam Siddiqui Peyton received instructions from London that he will be given Tk. 10,000 if he kills police and Tk. 5,000 if he  kills Chhatra League. After this instruction, Nure Alam Siddiqui's brother- in- law Md. Abdul Aziz alias Sultan was instructed to perform duties in the field. After the arrest of that Sultan, the Cyber and Special Crime (North) Department of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DB) got such sensational information.

According to DB, the arrested Abdul Aziz was instructing the cadres of Jamaat-Shibir and BNP to carry out devastation through killing, vandalism, arson and looting by tapping and infiltrating people from the grassroots class in exchange of money in the students' procession. In exchange of money, they vandalized and set fire to various important buildings of the country, including Uttara and Abdullahpur in the capital, and carried out a hellish massacre.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Additional Commissioner of Police (Detective) Mohammad Harun Or Rashid gave this information at a press conference organized at the DB office on Minto Road in the capital on Thursday (July 25).

He said, arrested for the implementation of the movement to overthrow the government Abdul Aziz Sultan directed the cadres of Jamaat-Shibir and BNP to pay Tk. 5,000 for beating a Chhatra Leaguer and Tk. 10,000 for beating a policeman with Tokai and grassroots class men. In continuation of this, under the direct guidance of the arrested accused, BNP and Jamaat activists vandalized and set fire to various important buildings of the country, including Uttara and Abdullahpur in the capital, and carried out a hellish massacre.

If the morale of the police can be broken, then the conspiracy of Jamaat-Shibir and BNP will succeed. It was with that mindset that they attacked the police on October 28 last year. At that time a policeman was beaten to death. The police hospital and the residence of the Chief Justice were vandalized. The anti-independence gang once again set fire to various police installations and killed some policemen by hanging. Is it possible for the people of any civilized country, asked Mohammad Harun or Rashid. 

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Andalib Rahman Partha on 5 days remand



Special Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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Bangladesh Jatiya Party (BJP) Chairman Andalib Rahman Partha has been placed on 5 days remand by the court in the case of attack on Setu Bhavan.

On Thursday (July 25) at noon, Detective Police (DB) produced Partha in the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court and applied for 10 days remand. After the hearing, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Dhaka Sultan Sohag Uddin granted 5 days remand.

Former Member of Parliament Andalib Rahman Partha was arrested from his house in Gulshan in the capital on Wednesday (July 24) around 1 pm in connection with the case of vandalism and arson of the Setu Bhavan in Mohakhali.

About 1,400 more people have been arrested in the operation of law enforcement forces across the country from last Tuesday night to Wednesday afternoon. Among them, 641 people have been arrested in the capital Dhaka.

In this regard, the number of arrests in the last 8 days (17-24 July) across the country has reached about 4500. This information about the arrest has been known from different metropolitan, district and thana-police sources.

This arrest operation is going on in the cases of attacks, vandalism, clashes and arson in different parts of the country centered on the quota reform movement. 

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Patients are fleeing the hospital in fear of arrest



Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
Dhaka Medical College Hospital(DMCH)

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Over 200 injured patients are receiving treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital(DMCH) due to the violence surrounding the movement demanding reform of quota system in government jobs. However, fearing arrest, many are running away from the hospital without informing the authorities. As a result, there is no patient in the bed even though there is a name in the hospital register.

This information was known by visiting different wards of Dhaka Medical College Hospital from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday (July 25).

Relatives of the patients said that the police is collecting information about the injured patients who were shot in the violence. There is panic among patients and their relatives. Many are leaving the hospital.

Meanwhile, entry to each ward has also been strictly enforced. No one except the patient's relatives is allowed to enter the ward. The Ansar members in charge said that the authorities have instructions that no one except the patient's relatives will be allowed to enter.

Relatives of the patients went to Ward number 101 in disguise and found that at least 15 patients were receiving treatment due to gunshot wounds. Among them are several children and teenagers. Ariful Islam, a fourth grade student of Rampura Ideal School and son of Kamrul Islam, a resident of Ulon area of Rampur, is undergoing treatment on the floor of the ward. On his way back home after playing with his friends, he was shot in the right leg in Rampura area. Later, the locals rescued him and admitted him to the hospital.

Two people died today while undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College after receiving serious injuries after being shot in the incident of violence in Rayerbagh and Narsingdi of the capital. They are construction worker Zakir Hossain (29), a resident of Rayerbagh area. He is the son of Abdul Mannan of Dasmina area of Patuakhali. On July 21, he was shot and admitted to DMCH. He died while undergoing treatment after 12 o'clock last night.

The son of Shahidul Islam of Nandail area of Mymensingh died on Wednesday morning night. Zaman (17) was admitted to DMCH on July 21 after being shot in the incident of violence in Narsingdi. Zaman, a garment worker by profession, has multiple bullet marks on his body.

When asked about admission and death in DMCH, Director of(DMCH) Brigadier General Md. Asaduzzaman said, 278 people have been admitted in various wards of DMCH so far. The death toll in the last few days is 79.

When asked about the professional identity of the injured and the dead, he said, such information cannot be given now. We are now working to serve patients.

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