Law & Court

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...

Govt to explain why MP Rana should not be granted bail

  

PNS: The government has been directed by the High Court (HC) on Wednesday to explain why Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, Awami League (AL) MP from Tangail-3, should not be granted bail in the freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed murder case.A two-member HC bench comprising Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal and Justice Md Khasrajjaman passed the order.Earlier on January 16, the bench fixed Wednesday to pass its order on the bail petition filed by Rana’s lawyer.Advocate Abdul Baset Majumder stood for...

Not completely happy with verdict: Nazrul’s father-in-law

  

PNS: Narayanganj City Corporation panel mayor Nazrul Islam’s father-in-law Shahidul Islam said that he was not absolutely happy with the verdict of the seven-murder case.“I am not fully happy with judgment because names of five accused in FIR were dropped from charge sheet,” he said.However, Nazrul’s wife Selina Islam said she was satisfied with the verdict and the higher court would uphold the verdict.“I am happy with the verdict but I will not show ‘V’ sign until the execution...

N’ganj 7-murder: Nur Hossain, Tarek and 24 others to hang

  

PNS: A Narayanganj court has sentenced prime accused Nur Hossain, ex-RAB official Tarek Sayeed and 24 others to death in connection with the infamous seven murders of Narayanganj.Apart from RAB commanding officer Tarek Sayeed Mohammad, the other two dismissed officials of the elite force — Major Arif Hossain and Lt. commander Masud Rana are also in the death row list.The other condemned convicts are Mizanur Rahman Dipu, Abdul Alim, Mohinuddin Munshi, Lans Nayek Hira Miah, Sipahi Abu...

Offices prone to graft will be specially monitored by ACC

  

PNS: Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood said on Wednesday that the offices of different departments which had been alleged to be prone to corruption will be specially monitored by them.Complain of corruption is our main priority, we are not bothered whether a person is a cadre or non-cadre,” the ACC chief told reporters at a press briefing at his office this morning.13 people were caught red-handed while giving and taking bribes in 2016 by the anti-graft...

Nasirnagar Hindu attack: AL leader on 2-day remand

  

PNS: A Brahmanbaria court has placed a local Awami League leader on a two-day remand in a case filed in connection with attack on Hindu community people in the district’s Nasirnagar upazila.Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Md Shafiqul Islam passed the order on Tuesday when police produced Suruj Ali before the court seeking a seven-day remand prayer.Suruj Ali, who was recently suspended from the president post of Chapartola Union Awami League, was arrested by the detectives on...

Lower court to resume trial proceedings of Odhikar secretary, director: HC

  

PNS: The High Court on Monday directed the lower court to resume the trial proceedings of a case filed against rights organization Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman Khan and its director SM Nasir Uddin Elan under the Information and Communication Technology Act.The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order after rejecting an appeal filed by Nasiruddin and Adilur against the lower court order that framed charges against them in the case.On June 10,...

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