A Feni court on Friday placed a man on a seven-day remand for allegedly hurting the religious sentiment of Muslims on Facebook.
The accused was identified as Mithun Dey alias Piklu Nil, 32, son of Bachchu Dey.
Officer-in-Charge of Feni Model Police Station Omar Haidar said Mithun had been hurting the religious sentiment of Muslims with his posts.
Recently, he posted a satirical post about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), sparking protests among the locals in Daktarpara of the district town, the OC said.
Local resident Sana Ullah filed a case against Mithun on Thursday night.
An investigation committee, formed at the High Court’s directive to look into the molestation of a woman in Noakhali, has found that the victim’s husband was involved in the incident.
A report submitted to the court on Thursday by the committee said the assistant superintendent of police, the officer-in-charge of Begumganj Police Station and the local authorities also can’t escape the responsibility.
The virtual bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim has fixed Nov 29 for the next hearing over the matter.
Advocate Khandakar Reza-i-Rakib represented the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), advocate ZE Khan Panna and advocate Abdullah Al Mamun stood for the writ petitioner and Deputy Attorney General Nowroz Rasel Chowdhury for the state.
Mamun said that according to the investigation report, the victim’s husband, who did not maintain any communication with his wife for the past 10-12 years, was involved in the rape attempt and molestation of the victim.
The report also found negligence of the assistant superintendent of police, the officer-in-charge of Begumganj Police Station, the local chairman and members over the matter, he said.
Mamun said the report recommended legal action against them.
A woman was allegedly gang-raped by some local miscreants at Ward No. 9 of Eklashpur Union of the upazila last month but the incident came to light after a video of it went viral on the internet.
The miscreants tortured the housewife after stripping her and filmed it on Sept 2. The victim filed two cases accusing nine people on Oct 4.
The cases were transferred to the Police Bureau of Investigation on Oct 9.
Law enforcers have arrested 11 people. Six of them have reportedly pleaded guilty to the charges brought against them.
Bangladesh has seen a disturbing rise in sexual assaults on women and children in recent months. According to Ain o Salish Kendra, nearly 1,000 rape cases were reported between January and September, including over 200 gang rapes.
The government recently incorporated death penalty in the law as the highest punishment for the crime.
She was asked to appear at the commission’s head office on Nov 4 for questioning.
The ACC sent a letter in this regard to Rupa on Oct 28.
According to it, the DAG has been charged with irregularities, corruption, abuse of power and bribery through forgery and collusion with various accused, including GK Shamim, to acquire illicit wealth.
A Khulna court on Thursday sentenced three people to death for killing a van driver in Bhatiaghata upazila in 2019.
The convicts are Md Robiul Islam, Boni Amin Sheikh and Md Shahidul Islam.
Under section 201 of the Penal Code,the court sentenced them to seven years rigorous jail and fined them 20,000 each.
Besides, under section 302, the court fined them Tk 50,000 each.
According to the prosecution, van driver Rashedul Islam Gazi, 17, had gone missing after going out from his house on August 19, 2019.
Later, his severed body was recovered on August 20.
Later, Rashidul’s father Halim Gazi filed the murder case with Batiaghata Police Station accusing unidentified people.
On 21st August, Rashedul’s head was recovered.
On January 14 this year, police submitted chargesheet against the three accused.
After examining all the records and witnesses, Khulna district and session judge Moshiur Rahman Chowdhury handed down the verdict.
A Sylhet court on Wednesday sent a suspended constable Titu Chandra Das to jail after conclusion of eight days of remand in two phases over the death of Raihan Ahmed at Bandarbazar police outpost.
Sylhet Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Ziadur Rahman passed the order after members of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI), produced him before the court.
On Oct 20, Titu was placed on a five-day remand and on Oct 25 he was again put on a three-day remand. A team of PBI arrested him on October 20 from Sylhet Police Lines.
On October 11, Raihan, 34, a resident of Akharia in Sylhet city, was beaten to death in police custody, said the victim’s family.
His wife Tahmina Akter Tanni filed a case at Kotwali Police Station the following day accusing a number of unidentified people.
Besides, the authorities on October 12 suspended four policemen, including the then in-charge of Bandarbazar Police outpost Akbar, in connection with the death.
Three policemen were withdrawn in this connection on the same day.
The case was transferred to the PBI.
Besides, the SMP formed an investigation committee, headed by its Additional Deputy Commissioner Shahrier Al Mamun, to look into the death of Raihan. After a primary investigation, they found some policemen guilty of foul play.
After the autopsy, doctors said they found 111 injury marks on Raihan’s body and two of his nails were pulled out.
On October 22, former SMP Commissioner Golam Kibria was transferred over widespread criticism of the role of police after the death of Raihan.