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Accused thief commits suicide in police custody n Tarek Mahmud, Chittagong

An accused in a theft case was found dead in police custody in the port city yesterday morning. The deceased, Ishaq Mia, 50, who was arrested by Kotwali police from the city’s Nandankanon area last Friday night, was found hanging in a washroom of the police station around 9am. Chittagong Metropolitan Police Additional Deputy Commissioner (South) Mizanur Rahman said Ishaq committed suicide by hanging himself from the room’s ventilator with the sleeves of his full-shirt. According to Kotwali police station, Ishaq was accused in a theft case lodged by Zakir Hossain, manager of Jahid Enterprise, on the night of May 27. Ishaq had tried to evade capture since the case was filed but the other security staff of the dealership caught and handed him over him to police, said Kotwali police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Jasim Uddin. He said: “Till yesterday 8:15am, three prisoners of different cases including Ishaq was in the lock-up. One of the prisoners was taken away by the detective branch police for interrogation and the other two remained in the lock-up. After that, he entered the lock-up’s toilet and hung himself.” The OC added that an unnatural death case was lodged with Kotwali police station in this connection and the dead body was sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy. l

Kazi Farms: Ex-MP son active to grab its land in Ctg n Tribune Report, Chittagong The son of a former lawmaker from the ruling Awami League has been trying to grab huge land of the country’s biggest poultry company Kazi Farms Group with the help of their musclemen, claims the company. The company purchased the land at Dohazari in Chandanaish upazila of the district. Local miscreants have recently repeatedly vandalised and attacked the staff of Dohazari Kazi Poultry Ltd. In the latest move, local UP member Nasir as well as some nearby Sanowara Poultry employees thronged with 50-60 others, who are known as the followers of former lawmaker Nurul Islam BSc, made the attack on May 28 evening and locked all the office rooms with the intention of taking possession on the land. However, police foiled the move later. Earlier, on May 21, the same people during another attack removed boundary pillars and

three days later they conducted assault on its five staff, said police and the sources at the farm. In this regard, Abdul Motaleb Khan, legal affairs department executive of Kazi Farms Group, booked a GD with Chandanaish police station, confirms OC Abul Kashem Bhuiyan. According to the GD, the company two years ago purchased the land of 113 acres from Sanowara Poultry and Hatchery Limited, which was owned by Nurul Islam B.Sc. Major (Rtd) Sheikh Masumul Hasan, general manager of Dohazari Kazi Poultry Ltd, said: “The company which sold the land belongs about 320 acres in the area, but there is flaw in huge portion of those. Our company bought only the land having proper documents. Some local culprits instructed by Nurul Islam BSc are now trying to force us to buy the rest lands which are with problematic documents. So they have been making the attack,” he said. “We had asked the Sanowara Group several times to sit in a meeting to solve the prob-

lem while the company’ Deputy Managing Director Mojibur Rahman and also son of Nurul Islam BSc is not giving any reply to their repeated calls,” the GM continued. He went on that the company had intention to grab their whole land if its recent moves fail. When contacted, the OC said they were looking into the matter and increased patrolling at the area. OC Kashem went on that: “It will be wise to solve the disputes with discussion by both companies although they have some limitations over the issue.” Meanwhile, local UP member Nasir in a telephone conversation with the Dhaka Tribune admitted of his involved in the attack. Nasir said: “Mojibur ordered us to conduct such misdeeds.” On the other hand, the Dhaka Tribune could not reach Mojibur over mobile phone despite repeated attempts. l

WEATHER THUNDERSHOWER WITH RAIN

SUNDAY, MAY 31 DHAKA TODAY

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The Bangladesh Chhatra Union and the Bangladesh Garo Chhatra Union observe a sit-in programme on Dhaka University campus yesterday, demanding exemplary punishment to the perpetrators who recently raped an indigenous girl on a microbus in the capital RAJIB DHAR

Law students protest evening courses n CU Correspondent

Former and incumbent students of Law Faculty of Chittagong University (CU) yesterday demanded measures to halt all processes to introduce evening course at the faculty. The Chittagong University Ain Onushuad Oitijhya Rakkha Parishad, a platform of students of the faculty, made the demand at a press conference held at Chittagong Press Club. At the press conference, advocate Mohammed Tayeb Kiran, chief coordinator of the platform, also the former cultural secretary of Chittagong District Bar Association, read out a written statement. He said without solving the existence prob-

lems of the law faculty and ensuring quality education, the CU is going to introduce an evening course with an intention to earn two-piece. “A number of teachers of law faculty are aboard since last five to six years in the name of higher education while the other teachers are engaging with the private universities and students of the faculty are not getting quality education due to teachers’ shortage,” said the statement. Kiran said: Less meritorious students will simply manage the valuable certificate in exchange of money through the course”. Taking the chance, the elite classes would get benefited spending their money while the middle and lower class students would be deprived of the education, he added.

“So we are urging the CU to step down from the suicidal decision considering the students’ future,” said Joint District and Session Judge Azizul Haque of Rangamati at the press conference. “Hearing the news, we, [former students] tried to contact with the responsible persons of the CU, however, they could not pay heed to our concerns,” he added. The platform’s convener advocate Protik Kumar Deb, member secretary advocate Jafar Iqbal and advocate Yasin Khokon were present. CU Law faculty’s dean Professor Abdullah Al Faruk said: “There is nothing to worry about the course.” l

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