Unsocial activities in residential hotels

Police to intensify vigilance

Police will enhance vigilance in the residential hotels in the capital to stop unsocial activities. Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Additional Commissioner ( Detective Branch) Abdul Baten made the remark while addressing a press briefing at the DMP Media Center on Thursday.

According to the existing laws, it is mandatory for every residential hotel to submit the details of their guests to local police stations. But as the numbers of hotels in the city are so large, it was not always possible. Responding to a question on suspended Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Noor Papiya, the boss of DB said, “We shall increase our monitoring to stop unsocial activities in hotels.”

Police will remain alert so that no criminal activities are conducted in the hotels, he further said. Responding to another question, Baten said, “Three cases against Papiya, which were filed by Rapid Action Battalion( RAB), were shifted to DB on Wednesday night for investigation.”

But DB did not grill her yet. “We shall investigate to know the names of others people who were involved with Papiya”, he continued. The press briefing was organized to brief journalists about the arrest of three alleged killers in connection with killing Shipon, who was stabbed to death in city’s Hathirjeel area on February 23.

Baten said, “DB arrested three killer suspects from the city and it’s adjoining areas.” They were primarily identified as Azad, Sujon and Ibrahim from the city and it’s adjacent area on Wednesday night. DB personnel also seized a knife which was used for killing the youth.

According to the DB officials, Shipon was mainly killed following disputes. There was a long standing conflict between the youths of Begunbari and Modhubagh area under Hathirjeel Police Station over establishing supremacy. Arrested Azad fell in love with a girl hailing from Modhubagh. On February 21, family members of Azad went to the house of the girl for formally proposing for her marriage.

Getting the information, some youths of Modhubagh assaulted Azad and his family members there. This triggered the conflict. DB officials claimed that Shiopon was killed following the issue. Describing the incident, Baten said, “Slain Shipon and his friend Manik went to Hathirjeel area on February 23. When he reached at Modhubagh Bridge for U-turn, arrested Azad and his associates intercepted the bike.”

At one stage, Azad stabbed Shipon. When his friend Manik came to rescue him, he was also attacked. Locals rushed them to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital with critical condition. But Shipon succumbed to his injury immediately after he was brought to the hospital.