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Mamunur Rashid
Senior Staff Reporter
Mamun is the Senior Staff Reporter focused on crime issues at the Daily Observer since March ’2014. Previously, he served as Staff Reporter of the New Nation and bangla Daily Ajkar Kajoj.
Mamun can be reached at [email protected]



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Country teeming with teen gangsTeenage gangs are creating social problems in the capital city and across the country for quite sometimes. They are involved in various crimes, including robbery, rape and turf war, drug dealings and abuse, extortion, theft, eve teasing and even murder. These ferocious gangs are being run by school or college students of the neighbourhood.Inspector General ...
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Santu-led PCJSS has set up 14 insurgency camps in MizoramParbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS- Santu Larma faction) set up 14 insurgency camps in Indian state of Mizoram. The PCJSS is also trying to set another five insurgency camps, according to Bangladeshi Intelligence sources. Bangladesh has expressed concerns over the camps of Chattogram Hill Tracts-based armed separatists in Indian state of Mizoram during a ...
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Myanmar yet to take action against Yaba producersThe Myanmar government is yet to take any action against 48 yaba factories run by extremist and militia groups in different states of Myanmar. The Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) of Bangladesh requested Myanmar Drug Enforcement Division (DED) to shut down those factories.A high official of the DNC told the daily Observer on Thursday that ...
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Peace still elusive in CHT even after 23yrs of accordChattogram Hill Tracts, Nov 28: Twenty-three years into the peace accord peace in three districts of Chattogram Hill Tracts (CHT) is yet to be restored. At least 97 people have so far been killed in the CHT since January 2018 to October 2020. According to sources, a vested quarter is plotting to create unrest again ...
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Irfan used to shelter businesses of counterfeit productsIrfan Salim, son of lawmaker Haji Salim, provides shelter to all types of manufacturers of counterfeit products along the banks of Buriganga River in the old part of Dhaka, said a high official of an intelligence agency.A high official of intelligence agency told the Daily Observer that the manufacturers of counterfeit products were directly sheltered ...
Land Grabbing
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Police yet to arrest Haji Salim’s goonsLaw enforces are yet to hunt down musclemen  of Haji Salim, the lawmaker of Dhaka-7 and his son Irfan Salim, the suspended councilor of Ward No 30 of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).Police sources said those paid musclemen were involved in land grabbing in old Dhaka. They said the lawmaker allegedly grabbed at least 250 ...
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Agrani Bank reclaims possession of land grabbed by Haji SalimAgrani Bank reclaimed its possession of the land grabbed by Haji Salim, the lawmaker of Dhaka-7 constituency on Monday night.The bank said Haji Salim grabbed around 20 decimal land of state-owned Agrani Bank, Moulvibazar in old part of Dhaka during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.The state-owned bank reclaimed its possession of the land after Haji Salim's ...
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Rape continues unabatedIncidents of rapes continue unabated even after enactment of law introducing death penalty for the rapists or 'rigorous imprisonment' for life.The government amended the previous law following unprecedented protests across the country against sexual assaults. The previous provision stipulated a maximum of life in prison for rape.Many have welcomed the government's decision to introduce the death ...
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Gold smuggling goes on unabated amid coronavirus pandemicGold smuggling in the country is continuing unabated even amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Gold smugglers are now using land route. Gold enters the territory of Bangladesh from Myanmar before it is smuggled into neighboring India.There is no record of gold entering Bangladesh through the legal channel, according to sources.  The annual demand for gold jewellery is ...
86 women violated in Sept alone
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Surge in rape cases worries rights groupsAt least 86 women were raped across the country in the last month alone amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. A newly-married 19-year-old girl has been allegedly raped by a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists at Murari Chand (MC) College in Sylhet on September 25.Political leaders often issue warnings after such rape incidents and ...
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