Chattogram, Jan 15 (UNB) - A court here on Tuesday sent a suspended assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) to jail for allegedly torturing his wife.
The accused police officer, Rezaul Islam, was posted at Pahartali Police Station.
Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-4 Judge Zamiul Haidar passed the order after rejecting Rezaul’s bail plea.
Plaintiff’s lawyer Advocate Jewel Das said Rezaul surrendered before the court in the morning and prayed for bail.
He said Rezaul used to torture his wife frequently whereby she filed a case with the tribunal.
On October 8, 2017, Rezaul was suspended for his involvement in trading smuggled motorcycles.
On November 13, an arrest warrant was issued for Rezaul but police failed to arrest him.
Dhaka, Jan 15 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday asked superintending engineer of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) Shahidul Afroz and four others to surrender before the trial court in Cox’s Bazar within four weeks in a graft case.
An HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam rejected the petitions of the five accused seeking anticipatory bail in the case and directed them to surrender before the lower court.
The four other accused are CAAB executive engineer Mihir Chand Dey, its former assistant engineer Bhabesh Chandra Sarkar, former manager of Cox’s Bazar Airport Hasan Zahir and owner of contractor firm ‘Dhaka International Traders’ Shahabuddin.
Senior lawyer AM Amin Uddin stood for the accused while deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state.
On January 6, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) deputy director Muhammad Mahbubul Alam filed the case against six people, including the five, with Cox’s Bazar Sadar Police Station.
According to the case statement, all the five accused in collusion with each other withdrew Tk 60.50 lakh as bill without providing any generator to the Cox’s Bazar Airport.
On January 13, the accused sought anticipatory bail to the High Court.
Dhaka, Jan 15 (UNB) – Monirul Haque Chowdhury, an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and party’s candidate from Cumilla-10 constituency in the December-30 election, was released from jail on Tuesday on bail.
The BNP leader, who had been undergoing treatment at Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj, walked out of the jail after two months and 22 days, said his lawyer Advocate Nazmus Sadat.
He said Monirul secured interim bail from the High Court in two cases filed in connection with the petrol bomb attack on a bus in Chouddagram upazila of the district on February 3, 2015 that killed eight people.
He was shown arrested in the two cases filed under the Anti-terrorism Act and Special Powers Act- with Sadar Dakkhin Police Station. He then secured bail in the anti-terrorism case.
On January 7 last, the High Court granted him bail in the case filed under Special Powers Act.
Dhaka, Jan 15 (UNB) – The verdict in the New Eskaton double murder case against Bakhtiar Alam Rony, son of former Awami League MP Pinu Khan, will now be delivered on January 30.
Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Session’s Judge Manjurul Imam fixed the date on Tuesday after closing the law-point arguments from both sides newly.
The court was supposed to pronounce its judgment on October 4 last. However, it deferred for the second time the delivery of the verdict in the double murder case as the prosecution filed a petition to summon the investigation officer of the case for rehearing.
Following the petition, Judge of the Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Session Judge’s Court-1 Md Monjurul Imam asked IO Dipak Kumar Das to present a mobile call list to the court on October 17 of the year.
The court was scheduled to deliver the verdict first on May 8, 2018. However, the judgment in the case was deferred on the day as Judge Md Al Mamun said he could not prepare the judgment. So, he decided to defer the delivery of the judgment.
On April 13, 2015, Bakhtiar Alam Rony, said to be a drug addict, opened fire on people indiscriminately near Janakantha Bhaban in New Eskaton area from his car, leaving two people -- rickshaw-puller Abdul Hakim and Janakantha’s auto-rickshaw driver Yakub -- injured with bullets.
Hakim succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on April 15 while Yeakub died at the hospital on April 23.
On April 15, a case was filed with Ramna Police Station against unidentified people in this connection.
On June 1, law enforces arrested Rony from his Dhanmondi residence in connection with the firing.
Dhaka, Jan 14 (UNB) – A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Monday seeking its directives to revoke the oath of the MPs of the 11th parliament, citing they were sworn in illegally before the expiry of the 10th parliament.
Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Taherul Islam Tawhid filed the writ which might come up for hearing at the bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal this week, said petitioner’s lawyer Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon.
The Speaker, Chief Election Commissioner and Cabinet Secretary have been made respondents to the writ which sought court’s directives to issue gazette after
Khokon, also secretary of Supreme Court Bar Association, said the writ petition was filed as a legal notice issued on January 8 in this regard went unheeded.
As per the writ, the Speaker administered oath to the new MPs on January 3 following publication of a gazette which is the violation of section 123(3) of the constitution as they were sworn in before the expiry of the 10th parliament.
The five-year tenure of the 10th parliament was supposed to end on January 28.