Club owner, son detained in Chattogram

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Police conducted a raid at `Hangout` club in Chattogram on Friday night. Photo: Jewel ShilPolice arrested the owner of a club, on suspect of running illegal gambling, and his son from Kazir Deuri area of Chattogram on Friday night for interrogation, reports news agency UNB.

The man was identified as Golam Rasul. He owned ‘Hangout’, a pool club beside Almas Cinema Hall.

Mohammad Mohsin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station, said there were allegations that gambling and anti-social activities took place at the club.

The people at the club fled as soon as police were around 9:00pm.

OC Mohsin said the club had been running illegal gambling operations for a long time.

The raid came hours after information minister Hasan Mahmud said drives against drugs and irregularities will begin in Chattogram, if necessary.

RAB men oversee the coins used in gambling, 572 packets of cards, a foreign-made pistol, bullets and yaba pills they have recovered from Kalabagan Krira Chakra’s office in Dhaka on 20 September 2019. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasEarlier in the day, RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) arrested Jubo League central committee leader GK (Golam Kibria) Shamim from Dhaka with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money.

Jubo League is the youth wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL).

Later, Kalabagan Krira Chakra club president Safiqul Alam Firoz was also detained. A pistol and ‘new type’ of yaba were seized from the club’s office.

Earlier on Wednesday, RAB arrested Jubo League leader Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan from Gulshan for reportedly running an illegal casino.

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