Law & Court

Court sets date for Kunio murder trial verdict

  

PNS: A Rangpur court has concluded the trial in the murder of a Japanese national Kunio Hushi on Monday.The verdict will be given on February 28.On October 3, 2015 motorcycle riding assailants shot dead Japanese national Kunio Hosh when he was heading to his personal grass farm in the northern district of Rangpur.The 66-year old foreigner had died on spot with multiple bullet wounds.Just a week before Kunio’s murder, Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella was shot dead in Dhaka’s...

Santal attack: HC orders withdrawal of SP, cops

  

PNS: The High Court has ordered the withdrawal of superintendent of Gaibandha police and action against involved policemen in connection to setting Santal homes ablaze in November last year.High Court bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice Krishna Debnath ordered the home secretary to withdraw the district police official immediately.On November 6 last year, the home secretary, public administration secretary, inspector general of police, and deputy inspector general of Rangpur...

Sylhet Industrialist Ragib Ali, son jailed for 14 years

  

PNS: A Sylhet court has sentenced industrialist Ragib Ali and his son Abdul Hye to 14 years’ of imprisonment each for grabbing endowed land by forging paper of Tarapur Tea Estate in Sylhet.Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Saifuzzaman Hiru gave the order on Thursday.Both the convicts were present during the verdict.The caretaker of the land Pankaj Kumar Gupta alleged that, Ragib Ali started grabbing the land of the estate in 1990 forcing him to leave the country.Her then built a...

Bangladeshi student detained at New York airport

  

PNS: A Bangladeshi man has been detained at John F Kennedy airport in US by the Department of Homeland Security after as he landed on student visa at the airport on Tuesday, human rights lawyers said.A human rights lawyer in the USA said a message that the student was taken into custody after he arrived at JFK travelling 30 hours from Bangladesh.“He entered legally on an F1 student visa and after being interrogated by CBP (Custom and Border Protection in US) in English (which he does...

HC issues rule for new EC formation

  

PNS: The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks why they should not be directed to formulate a law under Article 118 of the Constitution for constituting the Election Commission.The HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Choudhury and Justice JBM Hassan came up with the rule following a writ petition filed by SC lawyer Eunus Ali Akond seeking necessary order on the authorities to formulate a law under the constitution for appointing the...

Star Jalsha & Plus, Zee Bangla to continue: HC

  

PNS: The High Court on Sunday has ruled that broadcast of three Indian TV channels- Star Jalsa, Star Plus and Zee Bangla will continue in Bangladesh.HC on January 29 delivered verdict on a writ petition seeking its directive on Bangladesh government to stop telecast of three Indian television channels in this country.The bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice JBM Hassan earlier set the date after concluding final hearing on the petition on January 25. The judges today...

Bangabhaban forms search committee for EC reformation

  

PNS: A 6-member search committee has been formed for the reformation of the Election Commission.A letter for forming the search committee has been sent to the Cabinet Division in this regard as well.Now that the the search committee has been formed, the Cabinet Division, like last time, will be in the secretarial role.The search committee will recommend names for forming a new EC.Previously, President Hamid held talks with political parties for reconstituting the EC as the...

HC rejects petition challenging AG holding office

  

PNS: The High Court has rejected a writ petition that challenged the legality of holding the office of attorney general by Advocate Mahbubey Alam.The HC bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman passed the order on Tuesday morning.Earlier on November 10 last year, Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond filed the writ petition challenging the legality of Mahbubey Alam holding the AG office.After the verdict, he said he would move to the Appellate Division...

Suranjit’s ex-APS gets 5yr in jail

  

PNS: Omar Faruque Talukder, sacked assistant personal secretary (APS) of former minister Suranjit Sengupta, has been awarded 5 years jail in a corruption case.He was also fined Tk 1.23 cr in this connection in default of which he will have to serve an extra two years and six months in jail.He was sent to jail as his bail was also cancelled in the verdict.Judge (in-charge) Ataur Rahman of Special Judge Court-4 gave the verdict on Sunday in a case filed against Omar Faruque for...

Lawyers not meant for protecting offenders: CJ

  

PNS: Chief justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha today said professional obligations require lawyers to protect rule of law and not to protect offenders.“You are the souls of the judges who cannot write a single line without your cooperation . . . it is the lawyers who play the pioneering role in upholding rule of law,” he told a function marking the opening of Chief Judicial Magistracy Court Building at Chittagong Court this evening.The chief justice regretted the vandalism staged by a...

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