Dhaka, Mar 20 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday ordered Suprovat Paribahan to pay Tk 10 lakh to the family of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury who was killed in a road crash in the capital on Tuesday.
The HC bench of Justice Md. Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice K. M. Hafizul Alam passed the order after hearing on a writ filed by Supreme Court lawyer barrister Nazrul Islam Talukder.
The HC also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why directive would not be given to provide Tk 5 crore as compensation for the death incident.
Secretaries to the Home Ministry, Ministry of Road, Transport and Bridges, Inspector General of police, Suprovat Paribahan authority and four others have asked to respond to the rule within two weeks.
Besides, the court asked the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Accident Research Institute (ARI) of BUET and additional traffic commissioner of Dhaka to submit a probe report within 15 days.
Deputy Attorney General Zahid Sarwer Kajol stood for the state.
Abrar, son of Brig Gen (retd) Arif Ahmed Chowdhury, died after being run over by a ‘Suprovat Paribahan’ bus in front of the Bashundhara gate around 7:15 am on Tuesday.
Dhaka, Mar 20 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday imposed a ban on making films and dramas on Jaha Alam, who spent three years in jail in place of the real accused in two dozen corruption cases.
Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam’s bench issued the embargo after hearing a writ petition filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission.
ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan said the ban will remain effective until the disposal of the High Court’s suo-moto rule related to Jaha Alam.
The ACC moved the High Court on Tuesday seeking a stay on a proposed film on the jute mill worker who was wrongly imprisoned.
Two newspapers reported on March 13 that a film is set to be made on him.
Khan said the High Court on March 6 noted that making films on sub-judice matters is tantamount to contempt of court.
Jaha Alam languished in jail since February 2016 in 26 corruption cases in place of the real accused Abu Salek. He was arrested instead of Salek in cases filed by the ACC for misappropriating money.
Jaha Alam was finally released from Kashimpur Central Jail-2 on February 4 following a High Court order.
Dhaka, Mar 20 (UNB) – A case has been filed in connection with the death of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury in a road accident at Pragati Sarani in the city.
Brig Gen (retd) Arif Ahmed Chowdhury filed the case at Gulshan Police Station on Tuesday night, said Assistant Sub-Inspector Enamul Haque.
Abrar died after being run over by a bus of ‘Suprovat Paribahan’ in front of the main gate of Bashundhara residential area around 7:15am on Tuesday.
Protests triggered by his death continued for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.
Dhaka, Mar 19 (UNB) – A court here on Tuesday took cognisance of charges against eight alleged members of Ansarullah Bangla Team in a case filed over the killing of Jagriti Publications publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.
The eight ABT men are Syed Ziaul Hoque, a suspended major of Bangladesh Army who is known as Sagar alias Istikhakh alias Boro bhai in the organization, Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Sifat alias Samir alias Imran, Md Abdus Sabur alias Abdus Samad alias Sujan alias Raju alias Sad, Khairul Islam alias Jamil alias Rifat alias Fahim alias Jisan, Md Abu Siddique Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab, Mozammel Hossain alias Saimon alias Shashriar, Md Sheikh Abdullah alias Jubayer alias Jayed alias Javed, and Akram Hossain alias Hasib alias Abir alias Adnan alias Abdullah.
Of the accused, six are currently behind the bars while two others -- Syed Ziaul Hoque and Akram Hossain -- have been on the run. The court also issued a warrant for the arrest of the duo.
The court also asked police to submit a report by April 23 on the execution of the arrest order.
On November 15 last year, police pressed charges against the eight accused in the killing case.
Investigation officer (IO) of the case, Assistant Commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) of police Fazlur Rahman, submitted a charge-sheet to the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sharafuzzaman Ansari.
Major Syed Ziaul Hoque, mastermind of the killing, was suspended from the Bangladesh Army.
Publisher Dipan, son of Prof Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq of Dhaka University, was hacked to death in his office on the second floor of Aziz Supermarket at Shahbagh in the city on October 31, 2015.
A case was filed with Shahbagh Police Station over the matter the following day and later, the case was transferred to DB.
Dhaka, Mar 19 (UNB) - A court here on Tuesday placed two Saudi Airlines crew on a one-day remand in a case filed over the recovery of gold bars from them.
Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain passed the order after sub-inspector Shafiqul Islam of Airport Police Station, also the investigation officer of the case, produced them before his court seeking a 10-day remand in the case.
Those remanded are Sayma Akhter and Farjana Afrose.
The duo was detained at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the early hours of Monday for illegally carrying gold.
The Saudi Airlines flight landed at the airport around 2am. Acting on a tip-off, a team of customs officials and APBn searched the two accused when they were trying to pass the green channel at the airport.
Later, 36 gold bars were recovered from them.