Chattogram, Nov 19 (UNB) – Detectives arrested a leader of Jamaat-e-Islami from his residence at Chawkbazar in the city on Sunday evening on charge of planning acts of sabotage.
The arrestee was identified as Afsar Uddin, nayeb-e-Ameer of Chattogram city unit of Jamaat and editor of ‘Dainik Karnaphuli’.
A team of plainclothes police raided his residence around 7pm and arrested him, said Jahangir Alam, senior assistant commissioner (South) of Detective Branch of Chattogram Police.
Kushtia, Nov 19 (UNB) – A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of robbers at Hawakhali field in Bheramara upazila early Monday.
The deceased could not be identified yet.
On information that there was a gunfight between two groups of 'robbers', a team of police conducted the drive around 1:30am, said Khandaker Shamimuddin Ahmed, offcer-in-charge of Bheramara Police Station.
Sensing presence of the police, the robbers fled the scene.
Later, police found the 'robber' hit with bullets.
The injured was then taken to Kushtia General Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Police recovered a pistol, three round bullets and two magazines from the spot.
Dhaka, Nov 18 (UNB) – Describing corruption as a curse, the High Court has observed that if anyone at the top level of a government indulges in corruption through misusing power, it can be harmful to the national interest, economy and country’s image.
The HC bench of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam came up with the observation in the full verdict on an appeal filed by former Communications Minister Nazmul Huda and his wife Sigma Huda in a bribery case.
The full text of the 67-page judgment was released on Sunday and later it published on the website of the Supreme Court.
After rehearing a petition filed by the couple, the High Court on November 8 last year commuted Nazmul Huda’s seven years’ imprisonment to four years in the graft case.
It also asked him to surrender before the trial court within 45 days after a copy of the verdict reaches the trial court.
At the same time, the court said the jail term which Nazmul Huda’s wife Sigma Huda, who was awarded three years’ imprisonment in the case, has already served would be considered as her punishment.
Now, Nazmul Huda must surrender before the lower court within 45 days after a copy of the verdict reaches the court.
On August 27, 2007, a Special Judge’s Court sentenced the former BNP minister to seven years’ imprisonment while his wife to three years’ imprisonment in the case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). It also fined Nazmul Huda Tk 2.5 crore.
However, the High Court on March 20, 2011 acquitted them from the charge and later the Appellate Division on December 1, 2014 scrapped the HC verdict and asked for hearing the petition again.
ACC Deputy Director Shariful Islam filed the case against Barrister Nazmul Huda and his wife Sigma Huda on March 21, 2007 on charge of taking Tk 2.40 crore as bribe from a person named Mir Jaher Hossain.
Dhaka, Nov 18 (UNB) – BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday filed an appeal with the High Court (HC) challenging her conviction by a trial court in the much-talked-about Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.
Khaleda’s lawyer barrister Nowshad Jamir filed the appeal on behalf of Khaleda after receiving the copy of the full verdict of the case.
The appeal also sought her bail.
On October 29, a Special Court-5 pronounced the verdict sentencing her to seven years’ imprisonment in her absence when she was undergoing treatment at Bangbandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) under a special medical board formed by the government.
The court also fined her Tk 10 lakh each, in default, to suffer six months more in jail. It also ordered confiscation of the 42-katha land bought against the trust’s name.
On August 8, 2011, the ACC filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case with Tejgaon Police Station accusing four people, including Khaleda Zia, of abusing power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources.
The former Prime Minister has been serving five years' rigorous imprisonment at Old Central Jail, as she was convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on February 8 last.
Dhaka, Nov 18 (UNB) – The High Court on Sunday granted an eight-week anticipatory bail to BNP Sanding committee member Mirza Abbas and his wife Afroza Abbas, president of Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal, in three cases filed with Paltan Police Station.
The HC bench of Justice Rezaul Haque and Justice Zafar Ahmed granted the bail when they appeared before the court and sought bail for them in the three cases.
Earlier, three cases were filed with Paltan Police Station on charges of vandalism, arson attack and obstructing police from discharging their duties during Wednesday’s violence in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan Central Office.
At least 65 people were shown arrested in the three cases.
The cases have been transferred to Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
At least 50 people, including 23 policemen, were injured in a clash between BNP leaders and activists and law enforcers in front of the party's Nayapaltan central office on the third day of the party's nomination form sale.