Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday filed a case against four people, including Laxmipur-2 independent MP Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul and his wife, on charges of money laundering and amassing illegal wealth.
ACC Deputy Director Md Salahuddin filed the case at Dhaka coordinated office -1 against Papul and his wife Salina Islam, who is also an MP from a reserved seat in parliament, ACC Director (Media) Pranab Kumar Bhattachary told UNB.
The Commission approved the case during its regular meeting on Tuesday.
The couple's daughter Wafa Islam, Papul's sister-in-law Jesmin Akhter were also made accused of illegal transaction of Tk 148 crore and concealing information about properties worth around Tk 2.31 crore.
MP Papul is currently in Kuwait jail.
He was arrested in Kuwait in June in cases related to human trafficking, residency visa trading and money laundering. He was sent to prison there.
The Public Prosecutor of Kuwait had approached the Central Bank to freeze his bank accounts. The financial balance of the company amounts to about 5 million Kuwait dinars, including 3 million dinars as company’s capital.
The Attorney General of Kuwait decided to imprison the Bangladeshi MP for 21 days in the central prison, according to Arab Times. The Public Prosecutor decided to continue the imprisonment of the remaining accused and to release the owner of a company on bail of 2,000 dinars.
A Sylhet court on Tuesday placed the suspended sub-inspector of Bandarbazar Police Station, Akbar Hossain Bhuiya, on a seven-day remand as he was arrested in connection with the death of Raihan Ahmed in ‘police custody’.
Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Abul Kashem passed the order when Awlad Hossain, inspector of Sylhet Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) and also the investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court seeking a seven-remand remand for him.
On Monday, police arrested Akbar Hossain Bhuiya from Dona bordering area in Kanaighat upazila of Sylhet.
Akbar had been on the run after the death of Raihan Ahmed in ‘police custody’.
On October 11, Raihan Ahmed, 34, a resident of Akharia in Sylhet city, was ‘beaten to death in police custody’ at Bandarbazar Police outpost, alleged the victim’s family.
His wife, Tahmina Akter Tanni, filed a case with Kotwali Police Station the following day accusing a number of unidentified people.
On October 12, the authorities suspended four policemen, including the then in-charge of Bandarbazar Police outpost Akbar, in connection with the death.
Three policemen, including Ashek, were withdrawn the same day.
The case was later 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 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 criticisms of the role of police after the death of Raihan.
Former Barishal City Corporation mayor Ahsan Habib Kamal was sentenced to seven years in prison along with four others, in a graft case, for embezzling Tk27 lakh.
Barishal Divisional Special Judge Mohsinul Haque gave the order on Monday in the presence of all the convicts.
And the court fined Kamal, also BNP leader, and Zakir Hossain, a contractor, Tk1 crore each.
Kamal’s lawyer Advocate Mujibur Rahman Nantu said, “Justice was not served.”
When asked about the allegation, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Advocate Masudul Haque Khan declined to comment.
On October 11, 2002, ACC Deputy Director Md Abdul Baset filed a case against the five convicts.
The High Court on Sunday overturned an appeal seeking cancellation of a five years jail sentence for a convict in a narcotics case, but allowed him to stay with his elderly mother and care for her under three conditions.
The convict, Moti Matbor, was awarded a five-year jail sentence in a narcotics case on January 8, 2017.
The conditions are- Moti has to take care of his 75-year-old mother, ensure continued studies for his children (a daughter and a son) and third, that he cannot marry off his 15-year-old daughter till she turns at least 18.
For one-and-half years Moti has to stay under the supervision of a probation officer, who will periodically submit a report on his conduct to the HC.
At the end of 18 months, Moti will be sent to jail if he is judged to have failed to satisfy the conditions. If he manages to comply however, he can have the sentence commuted at that point, providing him an incentive for good behaviour.
Advocate Md Shishir Monir stood for the accused while Deputy Attorney General Md Enamul Haque Mollah represented the state.
July 1, 2017 Moti filed a review petition to the HC challenging his sentence and sought bail. Later, he was freed on bail on July 9.
Moti had also filed an appeal for probation under the Probation Ordinance, 1960 with the review petition.
Earlier on November 2, a probation officer submitted a report to the HC stating a positive view of his behaviour till now.
Where legal proceedings can be blandly technical or exceedingly tedious, today's 'landmark judgement' under the Probation Ordinance (1960) would seem to have been wrought in humanity, and inspire other judges to seek options under the same ordinance.
The High Court on Sunday asked a Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) engineer to surrender within three weeks.
The official, accused in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), is BWDB’s Superintendent Executive Engineer Md Abu Taleb.
After rejecting Taleb’s application for anticipatory bail, the bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order.
Advocate Minhajuzzaman Liton stood for the accused, Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin moved for the state, and Advocate AKM Fazlul Haque represented the ACC.
On October 21, the ACC filed a case against 11 people, including Taleb, for misappropriating Tk35.42 crore while buying a pump for the River Manu irrigation project.