Armed Struggle in Bangladesh 2014



January 28: Khulna District

SFs killed Touhidul Islam Sabuj (28), the ‘second-in-command’ of PBCP, in an exchange of fire in Phultala sub-District of Khulna District.

February 2: Jhenaidah District
Police arrested a cadre, identified as Ainal Mandal of PBCP-Janajuddha with a shutter gun at Baidanga village in Jhenaidah District.

February 13: Madaripur District
Rivals killed outlawed PBSP leader, identified as Shamim Khan alias Picchi Shamim (32) in Shibchar sub-District of the Madaripur District. Police said that Shamim was accused in several cases.

February 16: Bagerhat District
Bagerhat District Court sentenced four cadres of the outlawed PBCP to death for killing a Policeman, Harun-ur-Rashid on January 27, 2004. The convicts are Shamim Sheikh, Anwar Sheikh, Rony Sardar and Habi Molla. However, they were tried in absentia. District and Sessions Judge SM Solaiman handed down the verdict.

February 19: Faridpur District
A cadre of the PBSP, identified as Kiran Bepari (29), was killed in an encounter with Police at Bagmara village in Faridpur District.

March 5: Chuadanga District
A ‘regional commander’ of outlawed PBCP identified as Abul Kashem was killed in a ‘shootout’ with Police in Damurhuda sub-District of Chuadanga District. Three Policemen sustained splinter injuries as the PBCP cadres hurled crude bombs targeting Police during the gunfight.

March 24: Narail District

A ‘regional commander’ of PBCP-Janajuddha along with his three associates was arrested from Agdia marshland area in Narail District. The arrestees are identified as Khulna division ‘regional commander’ Gias (33) and his associates Jahid (28), Sohel (22) and Razu (25).

March 31: Meherpur District
DB of Police arrested Hafizul Islam Sabuj alias Sagu Sabuj (40), a ‘regional leader’ of PBCP-Janajuddho and accused in 15 cases including one for murder in Stadiumpara area of Meherpur District. The Police also recovered a pistol and two bullets from his possession.

May 8: Chaudanga District
Police arrested a leader of PBCP, Mizanur Rahman alias Mizan from Sultanpur village in Damurhuda sub-District of Chaudanga District.

May 25:Pabna District
Police arrested a PBCP-Red Flag faction operative, identified as Mohammad Alam from Kacharipara area of Pabna District. “Alam is accused in 14 cases including nine for murders. He was one of the most wanted criminals in the district”, according to Police.

May 27: Satkhira District
A ‘regional commander’ of PBCP-ML identified as Abdul Gaffar Par was killed and his associate injured in a shootout with Police in Tala upazila of Satkhira District. The injured, Saiful Islam, 42, was the prime accused in a case filed in connection with the murder of SM Alauddin, editor of the Daily Patradut.

May 29:Pabna District
Hamidur Rahman alias Hamidur, ‘second-in-command’ of Sarbahara Party was killed and two RAB officials were injured in a gunfight between RAB and outlaws in Ishwardi sub-district of Pabna District. One pistol and two bullets were also recovered by RAB team.

May 29:Meherpur District
Police recovered the body of an underground operative of outlawed PBCP-Janajuddho faction from Gopalnagar village in Gangni sub-district of Meherpur District. The dead is identified as Ashraful Islam. Ashraful was accused in four cases, including two for murder, filed with the Police Station, the OC said, adding that he might have been killed by his rival party man.

June 4: Kushtia and Chuadanga Districts
Police sources revealed that the operatives of outlawed PBCP-Janajuddho and GMF are trying to regroup in Kushtia and Chuadanga Districts. Police conducted drives in different areas of the two Districts on May 29-30 and arrested so far five cadres of the two banned outfits. Of them, three were arrested in Kushtia while the rest in Chuadanga.

June 11: Dhaka city

Police arrested ‘regional leader’ of PBCP-Red Flag identified as Mohammad Rashed Hossain from a house in Ashulia area of Savar in Dhaka city.

June 13: Sirajganj District
Extortionists in the name of PBCP-Janajuddha demanded huge amounts from several managers of Sonali Bank and Agrani Bank branches in Sirajganj District and warned of dire consequences to the bank managers and their families in case of failure to give the money.

June 25: Rajbari District
A youth identified as Abdu Razzak Mollah (35), was shot at and injured by cadres of PBCP at Surjunagar Bazaar in Rajbari District as he refused to give them toll earlier.

July 4: Khulna District
Litu Sarder (38), a regional leader of PBCP was killed in a shootout by Police at Shantinagar area of Thukra village in Khulna District. Two Police Constables Mosharraf Hossain and Ilias were also injured during the gunfight.

July 5: Satkhira District

Journalist Sheikh Abdus Sattar said that PBCP-Janajuddho faction threatened to kill 13 reporters for writing against its activities in Satkhira District.

July 12: Kotchandpur / Jhenidah District
Abdur Rashid (30), a cadre of PBCP-Janajuddha was killed in a gunfight with Police. An ASI and a Constable were injured during the gunfight. Police also recovered a pipe gun and three rounds of bullet from the spot.

July 12: Harinakunda / Jhenidah District

One cadre of PBCP-Janajuddha was killed in a gunfight. Two constables were injured during the incident. One LG gun, three rounds of bullet and six bombs were also recovered from the scene.

July 16: Jessore District

Siraj Akonji (40), a cadre of BCP was killed in a gunfight with his rivals at Subrara village in Abhoynagar sub-District of Jessore District Police also recovered one shooter gun and four bullet shells from the spot.

August 10: Tangail District

A ‘regional leader’ of PBCP-Red Flag faction, identified as Abdul Haque alias Haque Sab (45) was stabbed to death at a char village in Sadar sub-District of Tangail District.

August 12: Rajbari District

Police arrested a ‘regional leader’ of PBCP-Red Flag faction identified as Mobarak Hossain alias Bangla from Pangsha sub-District of Rajbari District. Police also recovered one shutter gun and two bullets from his possession.

August 21: Barisal District

A leader of the outlawed Sarbahara Party, Abdul Jalil alias Kana was killed at Shilundia Bazaar of Babuganj sub-District in Barisal District in a “shootout” with the RAB.

August 28: Chaudanga District

Police recovered the body of Tokon (40) a leader of PBCP-Jonajuddha from under a banyan tree at Botiya Para village of Chaudanga District. Police said Tokon was accused in several cases including murder and extortion cases.


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