Law & Court

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...

HC orders 28 firms to stop producing antibiotics

  

PNS: The government was directed by the High Court to stop production and marketing of antibiotic penicillin and hormone drugs of 28 companies including Amico and Decent pharmaceuticals by 72 hours.The bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan came up with the order and rule following a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh on Monday.The court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned of the government to explain...

Appointing SC judges: HC questions legality of president’s power

  

PNS: The High Court has issued a ruling asking the authorities concerned of the government to explain in four weeks as to why the constitutional provision that gives the president the power to appoint the SC judges and to control appointment and the posting of lower court judges should not be declared illegal.Secretaries to the cabinet division, the president and the law ministry have been made respondent to the rule.Following a writ petition filed by SC lawyer Advocate Eunus Ali...

Jihad death verdict: 4 sentenced to 10-yr in prison

  

PNS: A Dhaka court has sentenced 4 to 10-yr rigorous imprisonment in a case filed over tragic death of 4-yr-old Jihad in Shahjahanpur Rail Colony.The verdict was delivered by Dhaka Special Judge Court-5 Judge Md Akhteruzzaman on Sunday noon.The convicts are: Abdus Salam alias Shafiqul Islam, proprietor of SR House; and Jahangir Alom, senior sub-engineer, Jafor Ahmed and Nasiruddin, assistant engineers of Bangladesh Railways.They were also fined Tk 2 lakh each, in default of which...

6 accused in Avijit murder case not arrested yet

  

PNS: Law enforcers are yet to arrest six more identified suspects of the murder case of writer-blogger Avijit Roy.“The investigation is basically being delayed as they [suspects] are yet to be arrested,” said Abdul Baten, joint commissioner of Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).Their involvement with banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) has been confirmed already, he added. He, however, did not disclose names of the suspects.Baten said that the...

Khadiza appear before court

  

PNS: Khadiza Begum Nargis has appeared before a Sylhet court in the case over a machete attack by a local leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League(BCL), the ruling party’s student front.Bangladesh Chhatra League’s (BCL) Sylhet university unit leader Badrul Alam is on trial for the October 2016 attack at the chief metropolitan magistrate’s court.BCL is the student affiliate of the ruling Awami League.Additional Public Prosecutor Mahfuzur Rahman said Khadiza arrived at the court around...

Rajib murder: Mastermind was active in Malaysia also

  

PNS: According to police, Redwanul Azad Rana, a key militant of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), who fled to Malaysia to avoid getting arrested over the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider, continued militant activities there.During his stay in Malaysia, Rana radicalized Ashraful Islam alias Ashraf. Ashraf had been living in Malaysia since 2008, police said.Ashraf became so radicalized that he joined the Islamic State and the so-called IS jihad in Syria, deputy...

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