A Rangpur court on Tuesday sentenced a man to life in prison for raping a domestic help in 2007.
Judge Rakanuzzaman of the Woman and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal - 2 passed the order with the convict Naya Mia, 47, present in the dock.
According to the prosecution the victim, daughter of a day labourer and neighbour of Naya Mia used to work at his house.
On April 14, 2007 Naya Mia raped her when she was alone in the house. Later, the matter was disclosed when the girl became pregnant.
The victim filed a case against under Woman and Children Repression Prevention Act with Pirgacha police station on October 21 in the same year.
A Dhaka court on Tuesday framed charges against Jamaat-e-Islami chief Shafikur Rahman and 185 others in a sabotage case.
The charges were framed in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Muhammad Asaduzzaman Nur.
The court fixed March 22 next year for recording testimonies.
Sub-Inspector Rafiqul Hasan of Motijheel Police Station filed the case against 63 people In November 2012 on charges of hurling a cocktail at a police vehicle and an arson attack on a BRTC bus.
Sub-Inspector Khondokar Zahid Ali of the same police station on April 30, 2014, pressed charges against 186 people, including Shafikur Rahman in the case.
A Barguna Court on Tuesday sentenced 11 juveniles to different jail terms in the Rifat Sharif murder case.
The court sentenced six of them to 10 years in jail, four to five years in jail and one to three years’ imprisonment. The court acquitted three others as charges brought against them could not be proven.
Those who were given 10-year jail term are — Rashidul Hasan Rishan alias Rishan Farazi, 17, Rakibul Hasan Rifat Hawladar, 15, Abu Abdullah alias Raihan, 16, Waliullah alias Oli, 16, Naim, 17 and Tanvir Hossain, 17.
Besides, Joy Chandra Sarkar alias Chandan, 17, Nazmul Hasan, 14, Rakibul Hasan Niyamat, 15, Syed Maruf Billah alias Mahibullah, 17, were sentenced to five years in jail while Prince Molla, 15, was given a one-year jail term.
The court acquitted Ratul Shikdar Joy, 16, Arian Hossain Sraban, 16 and Maruf Mallik, 17.
According to the prosecution, Rifat, 22, was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Government College on June 26 last year while his wife Minni appeared to be trying to protect him from the attackers.
Twenty-four people were accused in the murder case filed by Rifat’s father.
Minni, initially named as a witness, was later arrested on July 16, and made an accused in the case.
The main accused, Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond, was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2.
On Sept 1, 2019, police submitted two separate chargesheets against 24 people before the Barguna Senior Judicial Magistrate. Of them, 14 were juveniles.
The court framed charges against the juveniles on January 8 this year.
Meanwhile, District and Sessions Judge Md Asaduzzaman sentenced Minni and five others to death on Sept 1 this year.
The other convicts are — Rakibul Hasan Rifat Farazi, Al Kaiyum alias Akon, Hasan, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat and Hridoy.
A Dhaka court on Tuesday placed AB Siddique, another associate of Irfan Selim, on a three-day remand in a case filed over assaulting an official of Bangladesh Navy.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sattyabroto Shikdar passed the order when Inspector Ashfaq Rajib Hasan, also the investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court with a seven-day remand prayer.
Besides, the court also rejected the bail petition of Siddique.
Meanwhile, the court fixed Wednesday for hearing a petition filed by police to interrogate Haji Selim’s son Irfan and his bodyguard Zahid in custody.
Detectives arrested Siddique, 45, from Tangail early Tuesday, said Walid Hossain, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
With his arrest, all the named accused in the case, including Irfan, are now behind bars.
The other arrestees are Md Zahid and driver Mizanur Rahman.
Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy filed the case at Dhanmondi Police Station naming four people and several unnamed others.
According to the case statement, a private car hit Lt Wasif's bike near Labaid Hospital at Dhanmondi around 7:45pm when he and his wife were returning to their Mohammadpur residence from Nilkhet.
Later, some people came out of the car and physically assaulted the navy officer and verbally abused his wife.
Rab detained Irfan from his father’s residence on Devdas Lane in Old Dhaka on Monday afternoon.
A mobile court of Rab sentenced Irfan and his bodyguard Zahid to one year in jail for possessing illegal walkie-talkies and drinking liquor.
A Dhaka court on Tuesday fixed Nov 4 for charge framing hearing in the case filed over the murder of blogger Washiqur Rahman Babu.
Dhaka’s Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court was scheduled to deliver its verdict in the case on Tuesday. But Judge Md Rabiul Alam set the new hearing date after the prosecution filed a petition.
According to the Code of Criminal Procedure section 227, a court may alter or add to any charge at any time before judgment is pronounced.
The prosecution petition said Saiful Islam, an accused in the case, was in jail during the occurrence of the incident. So, he is not directly involved in the killing. Later, he confessed before the court under section 164.
After taking cognisance of the petition, the court fixed Nov 4 for a hearing on the indictment.
On Oct 4, the court fixed Oct 27 for delivering its verdict in the case.
Three of the five accused -- Zikrullah alias Hasan, Md Ariful Islam alias Arif alias Mushfiq, and Md Saiful Islam alias Mansur-- are now in jail while two others -- Akram Hossain Hasib alias Abdullah and Junayed alias Taher -- are on the run.
On July 20, 2016, the court framed charges against the five members of the banned militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) in the case.
On Sept 2, 2015, DB Inspector Moshiur Rahman, the investigation officer (IO) of the case, submitted the charge sheet against the five accused.
Blogger Washiqur, 26, was stabbed by a group of assailants near South Begunbari Jame Mosque under Tejgaon Industrial Police Station on March 30, 2015.
Police rescued him and took him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where doctors declared him dead.