Armed struggle and repression in Bangladesh: First quarter of 2016

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January 7

Three cadres of PBCP were executed at Jessore Central Jail for killing JSD leader Kazi Aref Ahmed and four other JSD activists in Daulatpur sub-District of Kushtia District on February 16, 1999.

January 28

Abdus Samad (45), a cadre of PBSP was hacked to death at Nengri in Pabna District. Police said that members of the PBSP might have killed him over previous enmity as he left the party.

February 4
Police recovered the beheaded body of Anwar Hossain (40), a ‘regional commander’ of PBCP at Kismat-Ghoragachha village under Harinakundo upazila in Jhenidah District.

February 19
Police arrested four cadres of BCP while they were holding a secret meeting at Patra village in Rajbari District. The arrestees are Jagadish (30), Shyamal Kumar (35), Shorojit Paul (20) and Zohurul Islam (20).

February 28
Police arrested Ketai (29), a cadre of Bipul Bahini from Bohuladanga village of Rajbari District. Police recovered one shooter gun and two bullets from him.

March 1
RAB arrested Badsha Mallik (45), a ‘regional leader’ of BCP from his house at Byashpur village in Jhenidah District. RAB recovered one SMG, a double barrel shotgun, 105 bullets and a magazine.

March 28
Three cadres of PBCP-Red Flag were arrested in Dhulauri area of Pabna District. Police recovered a pipe gun and nine bullets from their possession.

April 7
Two cadres of PBCP were killed in a gunfight with RAB at Jugni Hatkhola area of Tangail District. One revolver, a foreign pistol, a magazine and seven bullets were recovered from the spot.

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