Tuesday, 28 January, 2020, 1:02 AM
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]



Mamunur Rashid
Underworld active ahead of city elections: SleuthsIntelligence agencies suspect that the underworld in the capital is being warmed-up before Dhaka North and South city corporation elections for establishing supremacy. Illegal firearms are being smuggled into the country in a bid to unleash violence in Dhaka centring the city elections. Police said these arms may be used to create terror ahead of ...
Mamunur Rashid
Militant groups’ membership drive hits snagBanned militant groups in the country are finding it difficult to recruit members from either the inactive terrorist groups or from among the youth with no prior record of engagement in violence.A high official of the intelligence agency told the Daily Observer on Wednesday that 82 per cent of the operatives arrested were recruited online.The ...
Mamunur Rashid
BANRDB interactions boost confidence of local people in Ituri back from Ituri province DRC Northern Sector contingent led by Bangladesh Rapidly Deployable Battalion (BANRDB) of UN peacekeeping mission of MONUSCO regularly visits all Combat Operation Bases at Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Locals say Bangladesh officials regularly talk to Combat Operation Base troops. "The Bangladesh army also gives guideline how to ...
22nd Anniversary of CHT peace accord
Santu Larma denies allegation
Mamunur Rashid
PCJSS yet to surrender all of its armsback from Chattogram Hill tractsTwenty-two years have elapsed since the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord was signed between the government and Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) but PCJSS members are yet to surrender all of their arms.The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina government's strong political will led to the signing of the historic Chittagong ...
Mamunur Rashid
Holey Artisan attack activates cops to root out militancyIn a dramatic assault on the Holey Artisan Café on July 1 in 2016, Army Commandos killed five militants, who took a number of people hostage in the deadliest militant attack in the upscale restaurant in the capital. Immediately after the café attack, law enforcers launched drives against home-grown militants and around 100 people, mostly ...
crime follow-up
Death Under Wheels Of Jabal-e-Noor Bus
Mamunur Rashid
Diya, Rajib Murder Case nearing completionThe trial of the Diya, Rajib Murder Case is in its final stages. The two Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College students Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib were run over by a Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan bus in 2018.Their deaths sparked a huge student outrage and recorded nationwide student demonstrations demanding road safety.The tragic deaths ...
crime follow-up
Mamunur Rashid
Tonu’s rape, murder still a mystery to IOThe investigation into the rape and murder of Sohagi Jahan Tonu, a student of Cumilla Victoria College, has made no headway in solving the mystery behind the murder in the last three years and four months.Investigation officer of the murder case recently said they were trying to match DNA samples with suspects in the last ...
Intelligence Agencies Report
Mamunur Rashid
Some NGOs behind Rohingya incitementIntelligence agencies found the involvement of several local and international NGOs in manipulating the vulnerable Rohingyas, persecuted Myanmar nationals of the Rakhine State, now camped at Kutupalong in Cox's Bazar.  Thousands of Rohingyas staged massive demonstrations for three consecutive days at Ukhiya demanding that the international community step up pressure on Myanmar to meet their ...
Biswajit Das Murder Case
crime follow-up
Mamunur Rashid
Verdict pending with Appellate Div of SCBiswajit Das murder case is now awaiting final verdict of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.Biswajit, a 24 years old tailor was hacked to death by some members of the ruling party's student wing Chhatra League on December 9 in 2012 in the capital.The trial court found all the 21 accused guilty on December ...
crime follow-up
Police wraps up probe but fail to submit charge sheet
Mamunur Rashid
Mitu murder case shelved for 3 years The sensational murder case of Mahmuda Khanam Mitu, wife of former SP Babul Akter, has remained in deep fridge for three years since her assassination by hired goons in the port city of Chattogram. Police is said to have wrapped up the investigation but failed to submit charge sheet of the case.The officials of Chattogram ...
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