Dhaka, Aug 12 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday promised to bring to justice those responsible for the accident that took the lives of two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment School and College.
"This is completely unforgivable because the driver was driving the bus defying all the [traffic] rules, resulting in the loss of two lives…many students were also injured," she said.
The Prime Minister said this while speaking at a programme at Armed Forces Medical College ground after laying the foundation stone of an underpass at a road adjacent to Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment School and College in the city.
Sheikh Hasina said the government will never spare the bus driver involved in the brutal accident. "We must ensure the due punishment to those involved in such accidents; we’ll do that."
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed and Engineer-in-Chief Major General Md Siddiqur Rahman Sarker also spoke at the programme.
On her arrival at the venue, Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed received the Prime Minister.
Dhaka, Aug 12 (UNB) –The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Sunday fixed Monday for delivering its judgment in a case filed against five men from Patuakhali for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
A three-member bench of the tribunal headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam fixed the date after hearing.
Earlier on May 30, the ICT kept the verdict pending after concluding the law point arguments from both sides in the case.
The accused are: IshakShikdar, SolaimanMridha, AbdusSattarPeda, Abdul GoniHawladar and Awal alias Moulvi Abdul Awal. All of them are hailing from different villages in Sadarupazila.
Earlier on November 19, the tribunal took into cognisance the charges against them for their alleged involvement in the crimes against humanity in Patuakhali district during the Liberation War in 1971.
On September 6, 2015, police arrested five war crimes accused from different parts of sadar upazila in Patuakhali district on charge of looting, killing, torturing and arson attack during the Liberation War.
On Mar 8, 2017, charges were framed against them for violating 15 biranganas, torturing 17 women and vandalising 15 houses.
Dhaka, Aug 9 (UNB) – Two suspected drug traders were killed in separate incidents of ‘gunfight’ with police in Rajshahi and Chandpur districts early Thursday.
In Rajshahi, Manik, 30, a suspected drug trader, son of Shahab Uddin of Natun Para in Charghat upazila, was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Muktarpur village early Thursday.
Being tipped off that a group of drug traders were gathering in the area, a team of police conducted a drive around 2:45 am, said Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Charghat Police Station.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire on police, forcing them to fire back.
At one stage, Manik was caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet injuries. Later, he was taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where doctors declared them dead.
Three policemen were injured in the incident. Manik was wanted in 13 cases, said police.
One pistol, one bullet and 50 bottles of Phensidyl were recovered from the spot.
In Chandpur, an unidentified man, believed to be a drug trader and aged about 30, was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Shahrasti upaizla early Thursday.
Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Shahrasti Model Police Station, said tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 3:15 am.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers the criminals opened fire on them, prompting police to take action in self-defense. Later, the body the unidentified drug trader was recovered from the spot.
Beside, one pipegun, six bullets and 83 pieces of Yaba tablets were recovered from the spot.
Dhaka, Aug 9 (UNB) - Customs Preventive team arrested an Indian national along with 22 gold bars, weighing 12.3 kg, at Shahjalal International Airport early Thursday.
The arrestee is Arshad Ayaz, 46, hailing from Kolkata in West Bengal.
A flight of Thai Airways landed at the airport from Bangkok at night.
Tipped off, the team challenged Arshad while crossing the green channel of the airport around 1 am and recovered 22 gold bars worth Tk 6.15 crore kept in his waist wrapped with white scotch tape, said Airport Customs House (preventive) Deputy Commissioner Othello Chowdhury.
Later, he was handed over to police.
Dhaka, Aug 9 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday fixed Sunday for delivering order on a petition filed by the state seeking stay on the High Court order granting six months bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in an arson case filed under the Special Powers Act in Cumilla.
A four-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, fixed the date after the hearing on the petition.
Attorney General MahbubeyAlam stood for the state while Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali represented Khaleda.
Earlier on Monday, the High Court granted a 6-month bail to the BNP Chairperson following a bail petition in the arson case.
Later, the government filed a petition seeking a stay on the HC order on the following day.
Earlier on July 23, the HC directed the Cumilla Special Judge Court-1 to dispose of the bail petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the case within July 26.
Khaleda's lawyer filed a bail petition with High Court as the Cumilla court rejected the bail petition of Khaleda on July 25.
Eight people were killed and 20 others injured when miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram of Cumilla district during the BNP-led alliance's movement on February 3, 2015.
Two cases were filed against Khaleda in this connection.
On February 8, Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.