Law & Court

Govt gets time to publish gazette on judges’ discipline

  

Pns: Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday gave one week more to the government to issue a gazette notification on the disciplinary and conduct rules for lower court judges.Full bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice SK Sinha, passed the order following a time-petition filed by Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.Earlier on April 4, the SC extended time up to May 8 in this connection.On March 14, it extended the time by two weeks for issuing the gazette....

Strong warning against Yaba peddlers

  

Pns: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday issued a strong warning against trading of contraband "yaba tablets" in Cox's Bazar saying drug peddlers would be dealt with severely as they also earned a bad name for this southeastern sea resort district."Cox's Bazar earned a bad repute as that yaba (tablets) are supplied all over the country from here. Its supply must be stopped and those who are engaged in it must be punished," she told a mammoth public rally here yesterday...

Disciplinary forces must obey rule of law: PM

  

Pns: Urging the RAB members to obey the rules of the law, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said they should efficiently discharge duties with utmost responsibility, professionalism, patriotism and honesty keeping in mind that they are members of a disciplinary force."Moral turpitude may weaken the mentality of any force. You should always remember that you are the servant of the people. So you have to remain careful so that people are not harassed by your actions in anyway," she said...

HC writ challenges Article 70 of Constitution

  

Pns : A writ petition was filed with the High Court challenging Article 70 of the Constitution, which requires a member of Parliament to vacate their seat if they resign from their party or vote in Parliament against the party. The petition was filed by lawyer Yunus Ali Akondo on Monday, reports bdnews24.com.“A member of parliament is a representative of the people,” he said. “But, once in Parliament, Article 70 prevents them from going against their party and presenting their own...

5 to the gallows for Aftab murder

  

PNS: A Dhaka court has condemned 5 people to death and one to serve 7 years in prison for the murder of photojournalist Aftab Ahmed.Judge Abdur Rahman Sardar of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 announced the verdict of the case.The condemned convicts are Humayun Kabir, 32, the driver of Aftab’s car, Billal Hossain, 35, Habib Howlader, 21, Raju Munshi, 22, and Rassel.Among the convicts, Raju and Russel are on the run and rest was present at the court during the delivery of the...

Rajib murder: HC verdict on April 2

  

PNS: The verdict on the death reference and appeals in blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider killing case will be delivered by the High Court on April 2.The date was set by the bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain Monday.The HC on January 9 kept the killing case waiting for verdict after concluding hearing on the death references and separate appeals filed by the convicts challenging their sentences handed by the trial court.Rajib, an activist of the Shahbagh...

Case filed over blast near Dhaka airport

  

PNS: A case under the Anti-Terrorism Act have been started by police over the blast in front of the police box near the entrance of Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.Airport Police Station OC Noor-e-Azam Mia said that some unidentified people were made accused of conducting terror activities in the case filed on Saturday.One person died in the blast Friday evening, a week after a suicide attacker was killed in an explosion at a RAB camp in the same vicinity.Middle...

Pro-BNP lawyers dominate SCBA polls

  

PNS: Pro-BNP lawyers won in eight posts out of 14, including that of president and secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) election.Advocate Zainul Abedin and Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon of BNP have been elected as president and secretary respectively.Pro-Awami League lawyers won in the remaining six posts including that of the vice president and treasurer.Two of the elected vice presidents are pro-BNP lawyer Umme Kulsum Begum Rekha and pro-AL lawyer Md Ozi...

Five court staff get jail terms for bail forgery

  

PNS: A Dhaka court today sentenced five former court staff to 14-year imprisonment each over the release of 106 convicts from jail through bail forgery."Dhaka's Fifth Special Judges Court sentenced former bench assistance of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court, Mosleh Uddin Bhuiyan, other court staff sheikh Md Nayeem, Md Alalmgir Hossain, Jahangir Hossain and Md Ismail to 14-year imprisonment and fined them Taka 20 thousand each," Public Prosecutor Shawkat Alam told.According to...

HC issues contempt rule against 11 including 4 secretaries

  

PNS: The High Court has issued a contempt of court rule against 11 people, including four secretaries, for not complying with its earlier order to demolish illegal structures in Saint Martin’s.The court had ordered the officials to demolish structures without environmental clearance.The HC bench of Justice Md Ashfaqul Islam and Justice Ashish Ranjan Das passed the order on Tuesday following a contempt of court petition filed by Bangladesh Environment Lawyers Association...

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