Law & Court

Sanaullah: Tarique sentenced unfairly

  

PNS Desk: Acting BNP chief Tarique Rahman has been illegally and unfairly sentenced to life imprisonment in the verdict of the August 21 grenade attack case, defence lawyer Sanaullah Mia has claimed."No witnesses from Hawa Bhaban [the political office of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia] came forward and confessed to Tarique's affiliation with the grenade attack," he told reporters, after Judge Shahed Nuruddin of Dhaka's Speedy Trial Tribunal delivered the verdict around 11:50pm on...

19 to die, Tarique among 19 get life term

  

PNS Desk: A speedy trial tribunal on Wednesday sentenced 19 people, including State Minister for Home Lutfozzaman Babar and former Deputy Minister for Education Abdus Salam Pintu, to death while 19 others, including BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman, to life imprisonment in two cases filed over the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004. Besides, 11 people were awarded different terms of jail in the sensational cases, said Public Prosecutor Mosharraf...

Woman, 3 others to die in B’baria for killing husband

  

PNS Desk: A court here on Tuesday sentenced a woman and three others to death for killing her husband over extramarital affair in 2009.The convicts are Kohinur Begum, Doha alias Duissa, Abul Khayer and Golap Mia. Among the convicts, Abul Khayer was tried in absentia.According to the prosecution, Kohinur, wife of Shahjahan Khan of Jalshuka village in Nabinagar upazila, had developed an extramarital relation with Doha.On December 2, 2009, she along with Doha and two others killed...

Why Shahidul Alam shouldn’t get bail: HC

  

PNS Desk: The High Court on Sunday issued a rule asking why photographer Shahidul Alam, arrested in Information and Communication Technology Act (ICT), should not received bail. Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mojibur Rahman issued the rule after a hearing of a bail petition for Alam, reports bdnews24.com The government has been ordered to answer the query within a week.Lawyer Sara Hossain stood for Shahidul at the hearing, while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented...

SC upholds order on Shahidul’s division in jail

  

PNS Desk: The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a High Court order on providing first-class division to noted photographer Shahidul Alam in jail.The SC also dismissed the leave to appeal petition filed by the government challenging the HC order. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, cme up with the order following a hearing on the petition.Advocate Sarah Hossain stood for Shahidul in the court while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam...

Eskaton double murder verdict Thursday

  

PNS Desk: A Dhaka court will deliver the verdict of a murder case filed against the son of an Awami League lawmaker Pinu Khan on Thursday, for allegedly killing two people in the new Eskaton area in the capital, in 2015.Additional Public Prosecutor SM Zahid Sardar confirmed the news on Wednesday.Earlier March 6, 2016, charges were framed against the accused Bakhtiar Alam Rony, after he was arrested on May 30, 2015. Detective Branch Sub-Inspector Dipak Kumar Das, also...

Why 7 March will not be declared as National Day, HC rules

  

Pns: The High Court on Monday asked the authorities concerned of the government to explain within three weeks why 7 march will not be declared as historical national day.A High Court bench comprising Justice Rezaul Haque and Justice Mohammad Ullah came up with the rule following a writ petition filed by lawyer Dr. Bashir Ahmed.The 7 March Speech was given by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh on 7 March 1971 at the Ramna Race Course in Dhaka to a...

Zia Orphanage graft case: Khaleda asked to appear before court Nov 23

  

Pns: A Dhaka court today asked BNP Chief Khaleda Zia to appear before the court on November 23 for placing her further self-defense statements in two graft cases.Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of the Special Judge Court-5 set up in the city’s Bakshi Bazar area also extended Khaleda Zia’s bail until that day.She gave her self-defense statement in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case for an hour today and will continue the next day.The court also closed recording statements of the witnesses...

Zakir Hossain made SC acting registrar general

  

Pns: Md Zakir Hossain, registrar of the Appellate Division (AD), has been given the charge of Acting Registrar General of the Supreme Court (SC). Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah today issued the appointment order that will come into effect from October 22 afternoon, said a SC official release here. Md Zakir Hossain has been asked to perform the job of acting registrar general as his additional duty until further order, the release added. Earlier on October 15, in a...

10 SC officials transferred

  

Pns: Ten officials of the Supreme Court Appellate and High Court divisions have been transferred. Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry issued a government order (GO) in this regard on Sunday.Earlier, acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahheb Miah sent a proposal in this regard to the ministry for its approval.As per the proposal Registrar General Syed Aminul Islam has been made chairman of Bangladesh Minimum Wage Board, Registrar of High Court Division Abu Syed Diljar...

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