Law & Court

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...

SC releases full verdict confirming Mufti Hannan’s death

  

PNS: The Supreme Court has released the full verdict upholding the death sentence of Harkat-ul-Jihad (Huji) chief Mufti Abdul Hannan and two others in a case filed over a grenade attack on ex-British envoy to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury in 2004.SC additional registrar Sabbir Foyez said the full verdict was released after it was signed all the three members of the Appellate Division bench, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.A copy of the verdict will be sent to the court...

Ballistics prove Miru’s gun killed journo Shimul

  

PNS: Ballistics test has confirmed that the pellet found inside murdered local journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul was shot from the shotgun of Shahzadpur Mayor Halimul Haque Miru.The report was filed at Shahzadpur Senior Judicial Magistrate’s Court on March 6, prosecution lawyer Advocate Abul Kashem Mia confirmed.PNS/Baki Billah

HC directs to submit Padma inquiry report

  

PNS: The High Court on Monday directed the government to submit a report before it on progress regarding the formation of an inquiry commission.The inquiry commission would be formed to identify the “culprits who made up false stories” about a corruption conspiracy involving the Padma bridge project.The progress report will have to be submitted before the HC by home secretary and cabinet secretary within May 7, according to the court order.The HC bench consisting of Justice...

Mufti Hannan to die for attack on UK envoy

  

PNS: The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by Mufti Hannan seeking review of its verdict that upheld a High Court verdict awarding death penalty to the three in the case.With this verdict, no legal obstacle remains for the execution of the death sentence of three Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Huji) militants.A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order after holding hearing on the petition on Sunday.On...

11 arrested for ATM card scam

  

PNS: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Wednesday claimed that 11 people were detained for their alleged involvement in ATM card forgery from different areas in Dhaka.They used to fish huge amount of money by cloning cards in alliance with dishonest shop employees at different shopping malls in the city, said Mufti Mahmud Khan, director (media), of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).They cloned cards using devices installed at different stores, he said. A stash of fake ATM cards and card...

Govt gets 2 weeks more to publish judges’ disciplinary gazette

  

PNS: The Supreme Court has extended the time for issuing a gazette notification for the government on the disciplinary and conduct rules for lower court judges by two weeks.An eight-member SC bench, led by Chief Justice SK Sinha, passed the order following a time-petition filed by Attorney General Mahbubey Alam on Tuesday.The court also adjourned the case hearing for two weeks.On February 27, the SC gave the government two weeks to publish the gazette.The court on February 5...

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