A court here on Tuesday sentenced a man and his son to life term imprisonment for killing a man in 2013. Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Rashed Talukder also fined Dulal Miah,58, and his son Tanvir Ahmed Forhad Tk 30,000 each, in default, to suffer three months imprisonment. Of the convicts, Tanvir Ahmed was tried in absentia. According to the prosecution, the convicts had enmity with Fayzur Rahman of Mymensing's Muktagacha over a piece of land. Read: Another probe body formed over 2 militants’ escape from court premises As a sequel to their long rivalry, Dulal Miah and his son attacked Fayzur Rahman's son Abu Raihan on January 24, 2013, leaving him critically injured. Raihan was taken to Upazila Health Complex and then to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital. He died when he was taken to Dhaka. Later, a case was filed against six people at Muktagacha police station following a complaint lodged by Fayzur Rahman.
The Security Services Division of the Home Ministry has formed a four-member committee to probe the escaping of two death row convicts, also members of banned militant group Ansar al-Islam, from the premises of a Dhaka court on Sunday. The ministry issued a notification in this regard on Sunday (November 20). Read more: 2 militants who escaped from Dhaka court will be arrested any time soon: DB Chief The committee, headed by additional secretary (Prison sub-division) of the Security Services Division, has been asked to submit its report within seven working days, said the notification. On Sunday, two members of the banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam, who were sentenced to death in Jagriti Publications publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case, escaped from the premises of Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate Court (Dhaka CMM Court). Read more: Five cops suspended over escape of 2 convicted militants The escapees are Md Abu Siddique Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab and Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Samir alias Sifat alias Imran. 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 Dhaka on October 31, 2015.
The High Court on Monday directed that under trial appeals against civil case orders cannot be transferred to three Chittagong Hill Tracts district courts for hearing from Chattogram Divisional Commissioner’s and Additional Divisional Commissioner’s office. A special bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman passed the order during a reference on two legal questions in this regard. The bench also directed to immediately send back the undisposed civil nature case appeals and other such legal procedures transferred to these courts from the divisional commissioner’s office. The Chattogram Divisional Commissioner will dispose of these appeals as they did before 2003, amendment of law for appeals against deputy commissioner’s orders in civil cases, said the court. The court however said already disposed cases at CHT courts sent from the divisional office will be considered passed and closed. READ: Mastermind behind militant escape from custody identified: CTTC Chief Any other courts cannot raise questions regarding the orders given by CHT district judge courts in these cases though it’s not fall under their jurisdiction, said the High Court . Until establishment of district judge courts at Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachhari on July 1, 2008, deputy commissioners of these districts used to dispose of all cases. Besides, appeals against those orders were made to the Chattogram divisional commissioners. According to the provisions of Chittagong Hill Tracts Act (Amended), 2003, all criminal case appeals and other criminal cases from divisional commissioner and additional divisional commissioner’s office will be transferred to district session judge courts. But the undisposed civil case appeals, revisions and such other legal procedures were not to be transferred according to the provisions. However the district judges have been disposing of all civil case appeals and revisions transferred from the Divisional and Additional Divisional Commissioner’s offices until now. Few months ago, Bandarban’s additional district judge sent a reference to the Supreme Court Registrar General seeking to resolve two legal questions in this regard. READ: 2 militants who escaped from Dhaka court will be arrested any time soon: DB Chief The two questions of reference are- whether the pending appeal or revision or any other legal proceedings filed with the Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong Division or Additional Divisional Commissioner against the judgment or order of civil nature case given by district deputy commissioner prior establishment of district judge courts can be legally transferred to that court? Besides, if the divisional commissioner or additional divisional commissioner transferred such civil nature legal proceeding to the district judge court for trial and settlement whether it is legally defensible? After the reference was sent to Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique he formed a special bench for hearing. On October 31, the bench asked Attorney General AM Amin Uddin, senior lawyers AF Hasan Arif , Rokon Uddin Mahmud, Prabir Neogi and Raja Devasish Roy to give expert opinion in this regard as amici curiae (friends of court). According to the order, from now on, civil cases in the three hill districts will be filed in the Joint District and Sessions Judge Courts and appeals against them will be filed in the District Sessions Judge Court. But the divisional commissioners will have to dispose off the appeal against civil cases settled by district deputy commissioners before the establishment of the district judge courts in those districts.
The man who led the group in snatching two death row convicts and members of banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam from Dhaka court premises using pepper spray on police members on Sunday has been identified. Md Asaduzzaman, Chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) of Dhaka Metropolitan police told this to reports at a press briefing on Monday at capital's DMP media center. “We got the name of the man and some of his associates. But will not disclose it for the sake of investigation,” he said. “We have received intelligence information on how the escape of those two militants was planned. Arresting them is our main target at the moment,” said the CTTC chief. Read more: 2 militants who escaped from Dhaka court will be arrested any time soon: DB Chief Replying to a question he said, “They planned to snatch all four militants who got down from the police van first but were able to take only two. If all 12 militants had got down from the van at once they would have tried to take them all. Further information on their plan can be known after arresting the miscreants involved in the operation.” CTTC chief Asaduzzaman said both the convicts were top level militants of Ansar-al-Islam who were arrested by CTTC in 2016. “Arresting them again is equally important to us as before,” he added. Replying to another question he said “We are maintaining the highest alert to arrest them but I don’t believe there is any such word as ‘Red Alert’ in police jargon. All the points have been alerted to ensure the militants cannot leave the country.” He said no new militant outfit was involved in Sunday's incident . On Sunday, two members of the banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam, who were sentenced to death in Jagriti Publications publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case, escaped from the premises of Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate Court (Dhaka CMM Court). Read more: Five cops suspended over escape of 2 convicted militants The escapees are Md Abu Siddique Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab and Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Samir alias Sifat alias Imran. 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 Dhaka on October 31, 2015.
She walked into court demanding justice. Now HC has reversed the acquittal of BGB member accused of raping her
The High Court has ordered to take action against the officer who acquitted a BGB member in a case filed over the rape of a teenager in Nilphamari. The Inspector General of Police has been instructed to take departmental action against Sahidur Rahman, the police investigation officer who gave the report on the BGB member in this case. The High Court has also canceled the order to exempt BGB member Md Aktaruzzaman from the rape allegation. An HC bench of Justice Jahangir Hosen Selim and Justice Md Bashir Ullah passed the order on Monday after hearing an appeal petition filed by the rape victim. Read: Mastermind behind militant escape from custody identified: CTTC Chief Besides, the Superintendent of the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has been directed to investigate the case and submit a report to the Nilphamari Women and Child Abuse Prevention Tribunal within 60 working days. The court directed the authorities of the National Institute of Health and Mental Hospital to provide psychiatric treatment to the rape victim. Advocate Muhammad Shishir Monir and Supreme Court Legal Aid panel lawyer Badrun Nahar appeared for the girl while Deputy Attorney General Sarwar Hossain Bappi represented the state. Earlier on 15 June, an exceptional incident took place in the Supreme Court, when a 15-year-old girl, along with her mother, walked into the court and demanded justice. The girl said, "Your honour, I am 15 years old. The woman with me is my mother. A BGB member raped me but he was acquitted by a Nilphamari court. We are poor. We don't have money. We want justice from you." The court then asked if there were any lawyers present from the Supreme Court Legal Aid Committee who could take up the case. Lawyer Badrun Nahar stood up and introduced herself. Read: HC dismisses writ petition seeking FM Momen's disqualification The court then ordered that the matter be dealt with urgently. On 20 November, 2020, a case was filed over the rape of a th-grader in Nilphamari's Syedpur. A BGB member, also a neighbour, was named as the accused in the case. Following the trial, the Nilphamari Women and Children Prevention Tribunal acquitted the accused on May 17, 2022. Later on June 29, the High Court stayed the verdict of the trial court for six months which acquitted the accused. The court also ordered the acquitted BGB member, Akhtaruzzaman, to surrender before it in four weeks.
A Lalmonirhat tribunal on Monday sentenced three members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to life imprisonment and another one to 14 years imprisonment in an arms case. Lalmonirhat Special Tribunal Judge Mizanur Rahman handed down the punishment. The lifers are identified as Shafiqul Islam, son of Nazrul islam, Apel Misti, son of Lutfur Rahman and Mokhlesur Rahman, son of Hafizur Rahman of Kaliganj upazila. Read more: 2 militants who escaped from Dhaka court will be arrested any time soon: DB Chief The man who got 14 years in jail is identified as Tafizul Islam, son of Mojibur Rahman of Patgram upazila. According to the prosecution, members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-13 arrested four JMB men while they were holding a clandestine meeting on August 2, 2018. The elite force also seized arms and bullets from their possession. Read more: Fugitive JMB member held in Gazipur A case was filed under Arms Act against them. END/UNB/Corr/MAS/ssk
A case has been filed against 98 leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) for launching an attack on police with crude bombs during a rally in Nachol upazila of Chapainawabganj. Mintu Rahman, Officer In-charge (OC) of Nachol Police Station said sub-inspector Akbar Ali filed the case against 18 named and 70-80 unnamed people on Sunday night. “We’re currently conducting drives to arrest the accused,” Mintu said. According to police, some JCD men organised a rally on the premises of Oxford Academy in Sreerampur area under the district’s Nachol Sadar Upazila on Sunday afternoon without any permission. Read: JCD leader’s death in Brahmanbaria: 150 BNP men sued Upon receiving the information, police went to the spot and tried to disperse them, which resulted in a heated argument and a chase and counter-chase between them, he said. The JCD men threw crude bombs on us during rally, which injured two policemen and five more crude bombs were recovered from the spot, Mintu added.
The High Court on Monday dismissed a writ petition challenging the legality of AK Abdul Momen holding the office of the Foreign Minister. The HC bench of Justice Md Mojibur Rahman Mia and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo dismissed the petition saying that such writ petition has no merit. Advocate Mostafizur Rahman Ahad and Advocate Ershad Hossain Rashed appeared for the petitioner while Attorney General AM Amin Uddin, Deputy Attorney General Arvind Kumar Roy, Assistant Attorney General Mohammad Abbas Uddin and Samsun Nahar Laiju for the state. Read more: Legal notice served seeking FM Momen’s resignation in 48 hrs On September 5, on behalf of SC advocate Md Ershad Hossain Rashed, lawyer Mostafizur Rahman Ahad filed the petition in the High Court. The foreign minister, cabinet secretary, secretary of parliament secretariat were made respondents to this writ petition. On August 21, SC lawyer Ershad sent a legal notice to the foreign minister urging him to step down within 48 hours for violating the Constitution over his "controversial comments". Read more: Bangladesh not turning into Sri Lanka : FM At a Janmashtami programme in Chattogram on August 18, Momen reportedly said that he had urged the Indian government to back Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina so that she can stay in power. After much criticism over this statement, the FM provided an explanation the next day, saying that he had requested the Indian government to help the Bangladesh PM maintain the stability of her government.
Police filed a case against 20 people including the two death row convicts in publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case who were snatched from a Dhaka Court lock-up on Sunday. The case was lodged around afternoon at the capital's Kotwali police station, said Khondaker Golam Faruq, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner while visiting the spot in the evening. The escapees are Md Abu Siddique Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab and Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Samir alias Sifat alias Imran. They are members of banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam, who were sentenced to death in Jagriti Publications publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case. Police earlier announced Tk 10 lakh for information on each of them. Read more: Militants flee Dhaka Court: Red Alert issued, says Home Minister “The convicts sprayed something on the eyes of two policemen and escaped while they were being taken to the court. We’re searching for them in the nearby areas. This is the first time something like this has happened in the country,” said Harun or-Rashid, Chief of Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).. 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 the following day and later the case was transferred to Detective Branch. Police on November 15, 2019, pressed charges against the eight Ansar-Al-Islam men in the case. On February 10, 2021, Dhaka Anti-Terrorism Tribunal sentenced eight militants to death. Read more: Police announce Tk 10 lakh for each death row convict who fled a Dhaka court today The six other death-row convicts in the case are Md Abdus Sabur alias Abdus Samad alias Sujan alias Raju alias Sad, Khairul Islam alias Jamil alias Rifat alias Fahim alias Jisan, Mozammel Hossain alias Saimon alias Shashriar, Md Sheikh Abdullah alias Jubayer alias Jayed alias Javed, Syed Ziaul Hoque, a suspended major of Bangladesh Army who is known as Sagar alias Ishtiaq alias Borobhai, and Akram Hossain alias Hasib alias Abir alias Adnan alias Abdullah. Among the convicts, Sayed Ziaul Hoque and Akram Hossain-- have been absconding since the killing.
The High Court on Sunday issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the two daily wagers of Khagrachhari district, who were sentenced to five-day jail through a mobile court, should not be provided Tk 10 lakh as compensation. The HC bench of Justice Zafar Ahmed and Justice Md Akhtaruzzaman issued the rule following a petition. The court also issued another rule asking the government to explain as to why the punishment provided to the two daily wagers—Abul Kalam and Ruhul Amin—should not be declared illegal. The court also asked the Ramgarh Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Khagrachhari district, Khandaker Ikhtier Uddin Arafat to refrain from conducting mobile court drive for punishing the two daily wagers until the disposition of the rule. Read more: CTTC files DSA case against Pinaki Bhattacharya for ‘tarnishing image of the state’ Secretary to the Public Administration Ministry and Khagrachhari Deputy Commissioner have been asked to implement the order. Barrister Hasan SM Azim stood for the writ petitioner while Assistant Attorney General AMG Sarwar Payel represented the state. On October 23, a writ petition was filed seeking its directives to not to allow Khagrachhari Ramgarh UNO Ikhtier to conduct any mobile court drive by sitting at this office though there is a provision that UNO should punish people after visiting the spot through mobile court. On August 5, a report was published at a daily vernacular saying that Khargachhari Ramgarh Local Administration and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) had a dispute over a piece of land in the upazila. On August 1, UNO Ikhtier sentenced two day labourers to five-day jail while they were engaged in erecting fence on the disputed land.