Law & Court

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...

ACC arrested National University official for graft

  

PNS: Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday arrested the acting controller of examinations at National University in connection with a corruption case filed for embezzling Tk 1.40 crore.Md Badruzzaman was arrested from Mirpur area in Dhaka early today, ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told reporters.Earlier in February, the anti-graft body held three officials of the university on this charge.Despite the ministry’s bar, the university gave selection grade to...

SC upholds order to shut down Hazaribagh tanneries

  

PNS: One of the many polluted streams that run through Hazaribagh and into the Buriganga River.The Supreme Court has upheld a High Court verdict that asked the government to shut down all tanneries in Dhaka’s Hazaribagh and disconnect their utility services immediately.A three-member Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order on Sunday morning rejecting an appeal plea of Bangladesh Finished Leather, Leather Goods and Footwear Exporters...

Graft case: SC clears way for trial against Khaleda

  

PNS: The Supreme Court has rejected a petition by BNP chief Khaleda Zia and cleared the way for the lower court concerned to continue trial proceedings of Zia Charitable Trust corruption.A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order on Sunday.Earlier on January 12, the HC rejected a petition of Khaleda seeking a stay on the trial proceedings in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.Khaleda’s lawyer barrister AM Mahbub Uddin...

6 months to demolish BGMEA building

  

PNS: The Supreme Court has given six-month time to Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) to demolish its building in Begunbari canal and Hatirjheel Lake.A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order on Sunday morning.The court gave the order followed by a petition filed by BGMEA seeking three years’ time for shifting the offices from the building.Earlier, the Supreme Court on March 5...

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