Law & Court

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...

DMP arrests expelled BNP leader’s son in ICT case

  

PNS: Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit (CTTC) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrestedChowdhury Irad Ahmed Siddiqui, son of expelled BNP leader Chowdhury Tanbir Siddiqui in ICT case.He was arrested from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Thursday.There are five cases, including an ICT case filed against Chowdhury Irad.Four cases were filed against Chowdhury Irad Ahmed Siddique, son of former Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member...

Tareq-Mishuk verdict: Bus driver gets life-term

  

PNS: A Manikganj Court has awarded life-term jail to bus driver Jamir for killing film maker Tareq Masud, journalist Mishuk Munir in road crash.On August 13, 2011, noted filmmaker Tareque Masud and media personality Ashfaque Munier Mishuk died along with three others in a fatal road crash on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj.The other three are microbus driver ‘Mustafiz’, Tareque’s production manager ‘Wasim’ and staffer ‘Jamal’.The driver of the killer Deluxe Paribahan bus, Jamir...

Supreme Court Bar polls on March 22, 23

  

PNS: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) will go on annual election for its 14 executive posts on March 22 and 23.SCBA Secretary AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon said the details regarding the election will be announced shortly.This year, more than 5,000 lawyers will vote in the election as they have already registered for the SCBA annual election.Awami League backed Bangladesh Sammilita Ainjibi Samannaya Parishad (BSASP) and BNP-backed Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Oikya Parishad (BJAOP)...

Biswajit murder: Paper book of case ready

  

PNS: The High Court has prepared the paper book of Biswajit Das murder case.The paper book has been prepared under instruction from the Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha so that the case is settled quickly.A paper book contains all the details of a case, trial proceedings, statements, evidence, verdicts and other documents. The book is necessary for the HC to hear and dispose of a death reference or an appeal.The convicts of the case have filed 14 appeals with the HC...

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