A Meherpur court on Tuesday sentenced a couple to hang for throttling the man's second wife to death in 2010.
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Meherpur additional district and sessions judge Ripti Kumar Biswash handed down the death sentence to Saidul Islam and his first wife Jamela Khatun of Ichakhali village in Sadar upazila, after convicting the duo of the murder.
The court also imposed a fine of Tk 10,000 each on the two convicts.
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According to the prosecution, Jarina, the second wife of Saiful, went missing on January 31, 2010. A week later, police discovered the body of Jarina from a farm land at Jadabpur village in Sadar upazila.
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On a complaint filed by Ferdousi Khatun, the sister of the deceased, against five suspects, Saidul and his first wife Jamela were arrested and the duo subsequently confessed to the crime before a magistrate under Section 164 of CrPC.
Later, police submitted a chargesheet against the couple.
Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) on Monday filed cases against two refuelling stations in the city for fraudulence in fuel measurement.
The mobile court, arranged by the BSTI, also fined the two filling stations Tk 75, 000, said a press release.
The two refuelling stations are M/S Gulshan Service Station located at Mohakhali and M/S Trust Filling Station at Tejgaon.
Gulshan Service Station was providing 90ml less per 10 litres of octane and Trust Filling Station was providing 50-60ml less in 10 litres of octane and 50ml less in 10-litre diesel.
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Besides, the mobile court, led by Executive Magistrate of BSTI Muhammad Amimul Ehsan, ordered the two filling stations to keep the fuel sale suspended through their flawed dispensing units.
The High Court on Thursday ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) to provide Tk 20 lakh as compensation to Arman, who has been in jail for four years instead of real convict Shahabuddin Bihari, within 30 days.
The bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim passed the order after declaring the imprisonment of Arman illegal and unconstitutional.
The HC also ordered to free Arman immediately and asked the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to submit a report within three months after investigation.
Besides, the HC asked the authorities concerned to attach the former officer-in-charge of Pallabi Police Station Dadon Fakir, investigation officer Sirajul Islam Khan, Sub-Inspector Russel and Nazrul Islam to the Police Lines.
Barrister Humayun Kabir Pallab stood for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Nouroz M Russel Chowdhury represented the state.
On April 18, 2019, a local paper ran a report titled ‘another Jaha Alam in prison’. Human rights organisation ‘Law’ and Life Foundation’ moved the court and attached the newspaper report with its petition.
On April 23, 2019, the High Court issued a rule seeking documents of the case. It also issued a rule asking the government to explain why the imprisonment of Arman should not be declared illegal.
The HC also issued another rule asking why the authorities concerned should not be directed to release Arman and should not be produced before the court and provided necessary compensation.
According to the report, Mohammad Arman, a worker of Pallabi Benarasi Polli, has been languishing in jail since January 17, 2016, in a drug case.
Shahabuddin Bihari is the real accused in the case and a court convicted him to 10 years imprisonment in the case. He is absconding.
The family members of Arman said police arrested Arman because of similarity between the names of Bihari and Arman’s fathers.
A Dhaka court on Wednesday asked the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate the case against seven people including the former Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon for embezzling Tk 34 crore..
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ashek Imam passed the order and asked PBI to submit the report within January 31.
On Tuesday, Delwar Hossain, president of Shop Owners Association of Phulbaria City Super Market, filed the case with the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court.
Six other accused in the case are—former Chief revenue officer of DSCC Yusuf Ali Sardar, former deputy assistant engineer Mazed, Quamrul Hasan, Helena Akter, Atiqur Rahman and Walid.
According to the case statement, three blocks of Phulbaria City Super Market has 911 shops which were set up violating the main design of the market.
The DSCC authorities conducted an eviction drive on December 8 and. 300 shops were evicted from the market.
Former DSCC mayor Khokon in collusion with others built shops violating the design and declared to allocate the shops and embezzled Tk 34 crore.
The High Court Tuesday stayed a government circular that had restricted students aged under 11 from applying for admission to sixth grade in public high schools.
The HC also directed to extend the admission application date for one more week in schools, as children under 11 failed to apply at sixth grade in specific time this year.
The bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by a student’s guardian.
Advocate Anik R Haque who stood for the petitioner, said in 2017 the government issued the circular fixing specific age limit for students’ admission in public school which had restricted students aged under 11 from applying for admission at sixth grade.
According to the circular, students aged under six were barred from admission at the first grade which also fixed 11 year and above for sixth grade, Haque said.
At the same time the circular also mentioned that students must be at least 14 years old to sit for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination, he said.