Law & Court

Law minister to discuss judges' service rules with AD

  

Pns: Law Minister Anisul Huq on Wednesday said he will discuss with Appellate Division judges the gazette on service rules and conduct of lower court judges. He hoped that the gazette issue would be resolved before November 5, when the apex court is scheduled to hear the matter.Anisul expressed the optimism while talking to newsmen after a meeting with Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah in the latter's Supreme Court chamber.The meeting lasted around 45 minutes in the...

Expats first in availing of NID services

  

Pns: Bangladeshi expatriates will get priority in availing of National Identity (NID)-related services seeking corrections in wrong information, changing voting addresses and recollecting the NID card if the first one is lost or damaged, reports UNB. The Election Commission (EC) has recently issued a directive to its field-level officials asking them to render NID services to expatriates within the quickest logical time giving them priority.Following the directive issued on Sept...

Over 350 ACC cases stalled following HC stay orders

  

Pns: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has not been able to proceed with the trial in at least 360 graft cases filed against top government officials, businessmen and political leaders due to stay orders issued by the High Court (HC). Official ACC data shows that from January to August this year, trial proceedings in 360 cases have been stayed.However, ACC lawyer advocate Khurshid Alam Khan differed with the ACC data, saying the number of stay orders would not be more than...

Court puts 11 militants on three-day remand

  

Pns: A Dhaka court on Monday placed 11 alleged militants, who were arrested on Friday over the allegation of financing the radical activities under the cover of a software company, on a three-day remand each.Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Amirul Haider Chowdhury passed the order as police produced the accused before the court seeking 10-day remand for the sake of proper investigation of the case filed under the anti-terrorism act. The accused are Md Helal Uddin, 29, of Chittagong, Al...

Medical Admission: HC stays govt’s mark deduction

  

Pns: The High Court on Tuesday stayed an order on the government's decision to deduct five marks for second time medical admission seekers.The HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain passed the order.Besides, the court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned why the government's decision to deduct marks from second time admission seekers would not be declared as 'illegal' and 'unlawful'.Health Secretary, director general of...

Rana Plaza owner gets 3-year jail in graft case

  

Pns: A Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana to three-year imprisonment in a graft case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Judge KM Imrul Kayes of Dhaka Special Judges Court-6 passed the order, also fining Rana Taka 50 thousand and in default to suffer three-month imprisonment."The court came up with the order in presence of Rana. He was then sent to jail with the conviction warrant," said Rana's lawyer Faruk Ahmed.Earlier on August 22, the...

HC bans factories within 10km of Sundarbans

  

Pns: The High Court yesterday ordered the government not to approve any new factory or industrial unit within 10-kilometre (km) radius of the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world. The court also sought from the government a detailed list of industries and factories set up within the 10km radius of the site that is considered as ecologically critical area. It has asked the government to submit the list within six months. The HC bench of Justice Moinul Islam Chowdhury...

HC questions legality of conditions for political party registration

  

Pns: The High Court (HC) today issued a rule asking officials concerned to explain in four weeks as to why it shall not declare illegal two sections of Representation of the People Order and a rule of Political Party Registration Rule. A High Court division bench comprising Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Faruque issued the rule after holding hearing on a writ filed in this regard. The court asked law secretary, Election Commission and its secretary to comply with the...

SC stays HC order staying law secy’s appointment

  

Pns: The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed for eight weeks the High Court that stayed for three months the contractual appointment of ASSM Zahirul Haque as secretary to Law and Justice Division of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry. Appellate Division Chamber Judge Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order.Attorney general Mahbubey Alam said with the SC order there will be no bar for Zahirul Haque to perform his duties for the next eight...

Govt preparing to file review petition over SC verdict: Anisul

  

Pns: Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Friday said the government is taking preparations to file a review petition over the Supreme Court verdict that upheld a High Court judgment scraping the 16th constitutional amendment. "We have applied for a certified copy of the full judgment...The verdict is being examined and the government is taking preparations to submit a review petition," he told reporters after a function at an orphanage in city's...

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