The High Court on Tuesday ordered the confiscation of properties, freezing of bank accounts and passports to be seized of Proshanto Kumar Halder, director of International Leasing and Finance Service Ltd (ILFSL) as well as former managing director of NRB Global Bank Ltd, and 19 others.
The lone bench of Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar passed the order after hearing an appeal filed by two depositors of ILFSL.
The HC also appointed Khondokar Ibrahim Khaled, Former Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank, as independent director and chairman of the company.
Advocate Mehedi Hasan Chowdhury, who stood for the petitioner, said the two depositors filed the petition after they failed to get back their deposited money.
The other accused are also officials of ILFSL.
It is alleged that while performing his duties as director at ILFSL, Halder amassed Tk 3,600 crore and laundered the money abroad.
Besides, on January 8, Anti-Corruption Commission also filed a case against Halder for acquiring wealth of approximately Tk 274,91,55,355 (almost Tk 275 crore) beyond any known income sources and money laundering.
A post office employee allegedly raped a third grader on Tuesday morning in the local GPO premises near Ilisha Hat of Sadar upazila, after alluring her with promise of a new dress.
It has been alleged that Sher Ali, delivery man of branch post office near Ilisha Hat, raped the third grader.
The girl was admitted to Bhola Sadar Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
Being informed, police rushed to the Sadar hospital at 7:30 in the evening but could not arrest anyone. Later after returning home, the child showed marks of injury in her body and gave details of the incident to her mother. At night, the father of the child came to know about the ordeal.
Locals and mother of the victim said that the student hailing from the village Gupto Munshi of Purbo Ilisha union under Sadar upazila went to school on Monday morning and she on her way back home went to a shop to buy chocolate. At one stage, Sher Ali, the postman of the branch post office beside the school at Ilisha Bazar, lured the child with promise of new dress and at one stage raped her in a room of the post office.
Later, the post office employee threatened to kill the child if she informed anyone about the incident.
On Tuesday morning, the UP member of the area was informed about the incident. The UP member suggested the victims’ family to take legal action.
However, Shyamol Kanti Ghosh, Post Master of Bhola District Post Office, informed that he doesn’t know anything about the rape incident even though it occurred in the Ilisha branch post office.
Meanwhile, Enayet Hossain, Officer-in-Charge of Bhola police station, said that he visited the child and started investigation into the incident.
Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) on Tuesday said that their investigation failed to find any involvement of accused Sub-Inspector Khairul Alam with the rape of a housewife in Sharsha Upazila in 2019.
In a press conference at PBI office Additional Police Superintendent (ASP) MKH Jahangir Hossain disclosed the findings.
“Primarily, the involvement of sub-inspector Khairul was not proved,” he said.
They arrested three accused in the case whose DNA tests have been done and among them one confessed to his crime before the court, he added.
The accused who confessed before the court was personally known to the victim, ASP said.
On September 2, 2019 the victim, a mother of two was allegedly raped by SI Khairul Alam and police informer Quamruzzaman alias Quamrul in Laxmanpur area of Sharsha Upazila.
On September 4, 2019, three men identified as Quamrul Islam, a police informer, Omar Ali and Abdul Latif, all belonging to the upazila of Sharsha, were arrested in the case
The victim filed the case a day earlier (September 3) accusing four men including the SI.
According to the case statement, Quamrul and three others went to the victim’s home located in Laxmanpur village in the upazila on September 2 night and raped her.