Dhaka, Sept 19 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a High Court order granting bail to Tanzila Haq Chowdhury Mitu over instigating the suicide of her husband Mustafa Murshed Akash, a doctor of Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order dismissing a state plea seeking a stay on the HC order.
On August 28, the HC bench of Justice Md Emdadul Huq and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo granted bail to Mitu.
Akash, 33, killed himself in Chandgaon residential area of the port city of Chattogram in the early hours of February 1 last after an altercation with his wife Mitu about her alleged illicit affairs.
On the same day, police arrested Mitu over the suicide.
Family members said before his apparent suicide, Akash had shared photos of his wife on his Facebook profile and wrote about her alleged extramarital affairs before announcing his decision to end own life.
Akash's mother Jobeda Khanam filed a case with Chandgaon Police Station accusing Mitu, Mitu's father Anisul Haque Chowdhury and mother Shamim Shelly, sister Sanzila Haque Chowdhury, her alleged boyfriends Mahbubul Haque and Indian citizen Uttam Patel.
Dhaka, Sep 19 (UNB)-Three cases were filed against Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan, organising secretary of Dhaka South city unit of Jubo League on Thursday afternoon in connection with the recovery of illegal firearms and drugs from his possession.
Deputy Commissioner (Gulshan Division) Sudip Kumar Chatterjee said three cases—one under the Arms Act, another under the Narcotics Control Act while another under the Anti-money Laundering Act—were filed with Gulshan police station by Rab.
On Wednesday, Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Khalid, also president of Fakirerpool Youngmen’s Club, from Gulshan area for running an illegal casino.
Three firearms, including an unauthorised one along with bullets, and Yaba pills were recovered from his possession.
The arrest came after a Rab mobile court detained 142 people from the casino.
Besides, Tk 24 lakh in cash, foreign liquor and some casino boards were seized from casino.
Dhaka, Sept 19 (UNB) –The Appellate Division on Thursday cleared the way for continuing the trial proceedings of Sirajganj journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul murder case.
The High Court Division had previously passed an order to stay the trial proceedings of the case.
Chamber Judge Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order after the state filed a petition.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said the order cleared all the bars to continuing the case’s trial at Rajshahi Speedy Trial Tribunal.
The court also forwarded the state’s appeal to a regular Appellate Division bench and fixed October 14 for the next hearing.
Advocate Abdul Alim Jewel stood for the defence while Attorney General Alam represented the state.
On August 29 last year, the High Court stayed the case’s trial proceedings for six months. It also issued a rule asking the government to explain why the shifting of the murder case to Rajshahi Speedy Trail Tribunal should not be declared illegal.
Later, the state moved the Appellate Division.
On December 28, the government transferred the case to Rajshahi Speedy Trial Tribunal from Sirajganj court. A notification was issued on that day.
Habibul Haque Mintu and other accused of the case challenged the move in court.
Journalist Shimul was shot while covering a clash on February 2, 2017, between a Chhatra League faction and Shahjadpur Mayor Halimul Haque Miru's supporters. He succumbed to his wounds the next day.
His wife Nurun Nahar filed a case against 18 individuals, including the mayor.
On May 2, 2017, police submitted a cahrgesheet against 38 people.
Pabna, Sept 18 (UNB) – Obaidul Haque, officer-in-charge of Pabna Sadar Police Station who was earlier withdrawn for allegedly forcing a gang-rape victim to marry one of her rapists at the police station, has now been suspended.
Superintendent of Police of the district Sheikh Rafiqul Islam on Wednesday said the Police Headquarters took the new action Obaidul after analysing the probe report. He was attached with Chattogram range.
On September 12, Obaidul was withdrawn and a sub-inspector suspended over the incident after a probe body formed by the district police found their involvement with it.
According to media reports, the victim, a housewife, had an extramarital affair with Russel Hossain, a youth from Shahpur Jasadal village of Pabna Sadar upazila.
On August 29, Russel and his accomplices - Hossain, Shariful Islam Ghantu, Sanju and Osman - abducted her and raped her for four days before the victim managed to flee.
Her relatives hospitalised her on September 6.
Police arrested Russel and Ghantu after the victim filed a written complaint. But the OC did not record any case and instead forced her to divorce her husband and marry Russel at the police station.
A case was later registered on September 9 over the gang-rape and all the five suspects, including Russel, were arrested.
Khulna, Sept 18 (UNB) – A tribunal here on Wednesday sentenced two people to death in a case filed over the murder a minor girl after gang-rape in the city’s Khalishpur area in 2009.
The condemned convicts are Md Babul Hawaladar alias Kala Babul, 38, son of late Abdul Quader, and Emdad Hossain, 37, son of Sadek Hossain of Bastohara Colony. They were also fined Tk 1 lakh each.
Asha Mia, 22, Md Jahangir Ali, 24, Jahidul Islam, 40, and Nazrul Islam, 35, were acquitted as allegations brought against them could not be proved.
According to the prosecution, Afsana Mimi, 14, daughter of Md Imam Hossain of the Bastohara Colony, went to buy some puffed rice from a nearby shop around 7pm on November 15, 2009 but did not come back home.
Imam filed a general diary (GD) with Khalishpur Police Station on the same night.
Police recovered Mimi’s body from a pond of the colony on November 16.
Her father filed a murder case with the police station against 17 unknown people. He, however, alleged that Kala Babul, Quader and Emdad used to harass her daughter.
On March 23, 2010, police pressed charges against six people.
After examining the records and 13 witnesses, Judge of Khulna Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-3 Mohammad Mohiduzzaman handed down the verdict.