Dhaka, May 23 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why the provision of not reexamining answer scripts of public examinations should not be declared illegal.
In the rule, the court also wanted to know why necessary rules should not be formulated for evaluation of answer scripts.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the rule after hearing a writ petition.
Education and law secretaries, and chairmen and controllers (Exam) of the all education boards were asked to reply to the rule within two weeks.
Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua stood for the writ petitioners while deputy attorney general ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar for the state.
On May 14, Supreme Court lawyers Shikder Mahmudur Raji and Ainun Nahar Siddiqa filed the writ with the High Court seeking its directives to keep the scope for reexamining answer scripts of Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations.
Section 81 of the Intermediate and Secondary Education Ordinance, 1961 stipulates, “No answer script of any candidate shall be re-examined, once the results of the examination in which he appeared, has been published. An answer script may only be re-scrutinised, if demanded or prayed for within 30 days from the date of publication of the results under the provision of Rule 78 of these Regulations.”
Raji said they filed the writ seeking scope for reexamining an answer script as it is absent in the existing system.
Dhaka, May 23 (UNB) - Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is going to issue a notice to former Jatiya Party secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader asking him to submit his wealth statement in the next week.
ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhatacharjee said a notice will be issued to this effect.
ACC had already summoned Hawlader asking him to appear before the commission on May 14 this year to face interrogation over his alleged accumulation of huge illegal wealth.
He skipped that date, writing to the ACC that he couldn’t attend due to performing Umrah.
Hawlader also skipped the interrogation of ACC on May 4 as the High Court stayed the notice of ACC.
On April 16, 2014, the ACC initiated an inquiry into alleged illegal wealth accumulation by Ruhul Amin Hawlader after it took cognisance of the unusual increase in his wealth, which was evident from the statement he submitted to the Election Commission (EC) along with his electoral affidavit.
According to ACC, Hawlader’s business firm — KR Fashion — secured allocation of a huge tract of land near Kuakata sea beach in Patuakhali using political influence.
Apart from the KR Fashion land, Ruhul allegedly grabbed further government lands in the Kuakata beach area.
The HM Ershad-led Jatiya Party's MP had disclosed assets of Tk 17. 64 million in the affidavit submitted for contesting the 2008 national election. But that increased to Tk 66.6 million in the affidavit submitted in 2014.
Hawlader was elected from Patuakhali-1 constituency in the 9th parliament.
Dhaka, May 23 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday deferred to June 20 the verdict of a writ over paying Tk 1 crore in compensation to the family of Rajib Hossain.
The bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice MD Khairul Alam fixed the date.
After concluding a hearing on the rule on May 19, the court fixed Thursday (today) to deliver the verdict.
Lawyer Ruhul Kuddus stood for the writ, lawyer Mohammad Rafiul Islam for Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation and deputy attorney general Motaher Hossain for the state.
Rajib lost his right arm after it got stuck between two buses at Bangla Motor on April 4 last year. He succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital 11 days later.
The High Court on May 8 last year ordered the owners of 'Sajan Paribahan' and Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation to pay Tk 5.0 million each (Tk 1 crore in total) to Rajib's family.
But the order was stayed by the Appellate Division on May 22. The apex court directed the High Court to form an independent committee to fix the compensation and find out who is responsible for the accident.
Dhaka, May 23 (UNB)- A court here on Thursday sentenced four people to death for killing a land businessman in Kamrangirchar area in 2013.
The condemned convicts are—Swarna Akter Kakoli alias Nipa, Anwar Hossain Mollah, Md Sharif Matbbar alias Sharif and Ibrahim Khalil. Among them, Sharif and Khalil were tried in absentia.
According to the prosecution, Nipa and Sharif called Monir Hossain to their residence on April 17, 2013 in a planned way following previous enmity.
They strangled him to death with a pillow and slited his throat with a knife.
Later, the convicts sliced the body and threw those into the Buriganga River.
Monir’s first wife Hasina Begum identified the body after police recovered the body parts. Later, she filed a murder case on April 17 with Kamrangirchar Police Station.
On May 14, 2014, police submitted the chargesheet against the four accused.
After examining all the records and 23 witnesses among 39, Dhaka speedy trial tribunal-1 judge Md Abu Zafor Md Kamruzzaman handed down the verdict.
Dhaka, May 22 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday expressed its disappointment over the attitude of Green Line Paribahan to pay compensation to Russel Sarkar, who lost his leg in an accident in the city’s Dholaipar on April 28 last year involving a bus of the company.
“We’ve talked in a very flexible manner. The Green Line authorities neither told us that they have problems and they can’t pay the fine nor they contacted Russel’s family to settle the matter. The attitude of Green Line didn’t seem good to us,” it said.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the observations while hearing the progress of paying compensation to Russel.
The court also said those who run business should have human values.
At the beginning of the hearing, Green Line’s lawyer Advocate Md Waziulla told the court that the bus company did not contact him and prayed to the court to withdraw his power to conduct the hearing.
Later, the court set June 25 for the next hearing.
Deputy Attorney General ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud Basar and Assistant Attorney General M Saiful Alam stood for the state.
On May 15, the HC asked Green Line Paribahan to pay within May 22 either the rest of Tk 45 lakh or at least a partial amount as compensation to Russel but Green Line failed to pay the money and also escaped the hearing today.
On April 10, Green Line paid Tk 5 lakh to Russel and the court gave them one month to pay the rest Tk 45 lakh but Green Line had been delaying the process so far.
A luxury coach of Green Line Paribahan hit Russel’s car from behind as it stood stationary on the slope of Hanif Flyover in Dholaipar in the city on April 28 last year.
As Russel stepped out of the car to assess the damage to the car, bus driver Kabir Hossain, in an act that has drawn outrage for its sheer idiocy and callous disregard for a fellow human being, drove the bus over him and fled the scene.
Later, police detained the bus along with the driver from near the Jatiya Press Club.
Russel’s left leg was amputated from the thigh down in the process of being run over.