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A professional gambler was arrested along with gambling equipment and three motorcycles in remote grasslands of Kurigram. - dailypressjournal

A professional gambler was arrested along with gambling equipment and three motorcycles in remote grasslands of Kurigram.

  • Update Time : Thursday, January 12, 2023
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A professional gambler was arrested along with gambling equipment and three motorcycles in remote grasslands of Kurigram.

 Saifur Rahman Shamim, Kurigram :

 The police arrested professional gamblers along with three motorcycles with gambling equipment fordi, guti, dabu taka in a separate raid from remote pasture area of ​​Kurigram Sadar upazila.

 On Tuesday (January 10), the police sent them to jail through the court with a case under the Gambling Act.  Kurigram district police informed this information through a press release in the evening.

 According to the police, Oliur Rahman (42), son of deceased Abu Taleb of the area, Abu Bakkar (27), son of Zainal Abedin and Abul Kalam of Fulbari upazila were killed while gambling late on Tuesday (January 10) in the Dharla river basin of Char Sardob in their headquarters, Holokhana Union.  Mizanur Rahman has been detained.  On the other hand, Abdul Haque’s son Manik Miah and Maidul Islam, son of Fajar Ali of Bhasutari village of Nageshwari Upazila were also arrested while gambling at night from Kurar Par (empty place) of Sadar’s Bhogdanga Union.  During this time gambling equipment fordi, guti, dabu taka and three motorcycles were seized from them.

 Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Khan Mohammad Shahriar said that these gamblers gamble late at night in the border areas.  They also regularly gamble in remote pastures where the police cannot go.  After that I arrested them with much difficulty.

 The operation to identify and arrest gambling godfathers continues.  A case has been registered against the arrested accused for the crime of gambling.

 Kurigram District Police Media Spokesperson Additional Superintendent of Police Md. Ruhul Amin said, “Our operation to suppress crime in Kurigram district will continue regularly, we expect everyone’s collective cooperation.

The court did not get the order to withhold the salary of 3 SIs in Kurigram.

 Saifur Rahman Shamim, Kurigram :

A court in Kurigram, angry that three police SIs were repeatedly summoned to testify in various cases, ordered their salaries to be withheld. Kurigram Chief Judicial Magistrate Third Court Judge Md.  Majnu Miah held that such offense amounts to contempt of court and asked the three police officers to appear in person at a later date to answer the show-cause notice.

On Tuesday, the court’s assistant public prosecutor (APP) Lutfar Rahman said that all three are investigation officers of the case.  One of them was summoned 22 times, one 19 times and one 11 times but the court could not take the testimony.  That is why this order has been given. “Failure to appear in court on receipt of court orders and summons is an offense punishable under Section 485 (A) of CrPC,” the order said.  The lawyer also said that the court held a hearing on this matter on January 5.  Written order was given on Monday, it was published on Tuesday. The three police officers are – SI of Rajibpur police station.  Abu Bakr Siddique, SI Tasir Uddin and SI Md.  Asheduzzaman.

Kurigram Additional Superintendent of Police Ruhul Amin said that he received three court orders in this regard on Tuesday.  Necessary legal action will be taken in this regard. Court lawyers said that according to a decision of the High Court Division in 2019, government employees who are witnesses in the case, if they do not appear in court to testify, then their salaries can be withheld among other directions.

 APP Lutfar Rahman said that the offense under Section 458 (A) has been taken into account against the three SIs.  The court ordered them to appear in person and tell why they will not be punished.

 Copies of the order have been sent to the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Rangpur Division of Police, the Superintendent of Police of Kurigram, the OC of Rajapur Police Station and the three SIs. Peshkar Liaqat Ali of the Judicial Magistrate Third Court said that SI Md.  Abu Bakr Siddiq has been called 22 times.  But he did not sit down to testify.  He was asked to appear in court on February 13.

 SI Md.  Asheduzzaman has been called 19 times.  he didn’t come  He was summoned by the court on February 14. SI Tasir Uddin was called 11 times but he did not come to testify.  The court asked him to appear on February 13.

Jinnat Ara Parul, the lawyer of the accused in one of these cases, said that there are two accused in this case.  They have been accused of possessing 50 grams of 100 grams of ganja.  The case has been going on for almost four years.  Even though the accused appear regularly, justice is not served because the state does not testify.  Courts have given bold orders to uphold justice and stop harassment.

 Kurigram court’s public prosecutor (PP) SM Abraham Lincoln said, “As a result of this order of the court, the rate of willful absence of witnesses of all government departments will decrease in the future.  It is the sacred duty of government officials and employees to testify in the case.

 “Otherwise, the judicial process is disrupted.  The plaintiff will be harassed.  The time of the judiciary is wasted.  The state is wasting money.  Due to these reasons, the tangle of cases is gradually increasing.  It is not desirable in the interest of justice.

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