Law & Court

Badrul sentenced for life over Khadiza murder attempt

  

PNS: A Sylhet court has sentenced the perpetrator Badrul Alam to lifetime imprisonment in a case filed for attacking college student Khadiza Begum Nargis in 2016.The verdict was given by Metropolitan Session Judge Akbar Hossain Mridha after completing the hearing arguments between prosecution and defense.Last year on October 3, Khadiza Begum Nargis, a student of Sylhet Government Women’s College, was hacked by Badrul Alam, a student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology...

Case filed over attack on prison van carrying Mufti Hannan

  

PNS: Police have started a case over the attack on the prison van carrying Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI) leader Mufti Abdul Hannan.A case was filed in this regard on Monday by the Tongi police SI Ajay Kumar Chakrobarty. According to the sources, the case was filed against Md Mostafa Kamal, who was arrested from the spot and four other unidentified persons.Earlier, several crude bombs were thrown targeting the van even though no one got hurt as the bombs missed the...

16th amendment appeal hearings deferred till May 8

  

PNS: The Supreme Court has adjourned till May 8 hearing of an appeal against the verdict ruling Parliament’s power to impeach to court judges as illegal.A seven-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha fixed the date for starting hearing on the appeal on Tuesday morning.Attorney General Mahbubey Alam pleaded for more time when the court granted him two months.The AG said time petition was sought for taking preparation for placing...

BGMEA building must be demolished: SC

  

PNS: The Supreme Court has rejected a petition seeking review of its judgement that upheld a High Court order for demolishing the BGMEA complex.However, the court asked the BGMEA authorities to submit an application before it seeking time for demolishing the building.A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha gave the verdict on Sunday. The court also fixed Thursday for passing an order on the time application.BGMEA lawyer...

Prison van rolls over in Dhaka

  

PNS: A prison van carrying 24 prisoners from Dhaka Central jail to Kashimpur jail lost control and rolled over to it’s side on a flyover in Tejgaon industrial area Friday morning.The incident happened around 10:45am, Mahfuzur Rahman, senior assistant police superintendent of Special Wing, Dhaka, told reporters.The van driver lost control and rolled over on the flyover causing the traffic to halt for more than an hour, said the assistant police official.There was no report of...

Suspected Neo-JMB leader held in Dhaka

  

PNS: A suspected Neo-JMB leader was arrested by members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) from Dhaka on Thursday night.A team of CTTC unit conducted a drive in different parts of the capital and arrested him, said Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner of DMP (media).The arrestee was identified as Maulana Abul Kashem, a spiritual leader of Neo-JMB.Abul Kashem is the spiritual leader of “Neo JMB” and ameer of a part of JMP,” according to a text message of...

3 cases filed, 7 transport workers remanded

  

PNS: Three cases were filed on Thursday with Darussalam police station against 40 named, 1000 unnamed people over police-transport workers clash at Gabtoli.Later in the day, 7 transport workers were remanded to one day in police custody over obstructing police work during strike.Nowsher Ali, Sub Inspector of Darussalam Police Station, said that of the three cases, two were started by the police on Wednesday while the third has been filed by a lady victim.In one of the two cases...

HC stays 2nd phase of gas price hike

  

PNS: The High Court has stayed the 2nd phase of gas price hike for 6-month, which was made effective from June 1.The court also questioned the legality of the government decision to increase the gas price in two phases.The court also issued a ruling asking the authorities concerned to explain why the public notification for increasing the gas price from March 1 and June 1 should not be declared illegal.Earlier, the government declared to hike the gas tariff in two phases.From...

Kunio murder: 5 JMB militants get death

  

PNS: Five members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh has been given death sentence for the killing of Japanese national Kunio Hoshi in Kaunia upazila of Rangpur in 2015.A Rangpur court also acquitted two accused in the case as allegations brought against them were not proved.The court of Rangpur’s Special Judge Naresh Chandra Sarkar delivered the verdict on Tuesday morning.Of seven, five accused, all are members of Jaamat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) have...

RU student Sifat murder: Husband jailed for 10 yrs

  

PNS: Rajshahi University student Wahida Sifat’s husband was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for provoking his wife to commit suicide in March 2015.The verdict was given by Judge Sayeed Ahmed of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 in Dhaka in presence of the convict, Md Asif.Asif’s parents Md Hossain Ramjan and Najmul Nahar Najmi and Dr Jubaidur Rahman, assistant Prof Forensic department of Rajshahi Medical College, were acquitted by the court as the charge brought against them were not...

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