The High Court on Wednesday summoned Faridpur's Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Mainul Islam for not following the rules in recording the confessional statements of three accused in a school student murder case.
The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman issued the summons order.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Mainul Islam has been asked to explain the matter on October 8 after appearing before the court.
Barriester Ruhul Kuddus Kajol, who stood for the accused, said that the judge recorded confessional statements of the three accused within three hours on June 28, 2018 and without giving them adequate time which is violation of the relevant rules.
School student Antor was strangulated to death on June 7, 2018 after abduction.
Two accused in the case- Azizul Sheikh and Ashraf Sheikh- were denied bail in the murder case now pending with Woman and Children Repression Tribunal of Faridpur.
Three accused including the two filed a petition with the High Court against the tribunal’s order.
After hearing the arguments, the HC bench summoned the senior judicial magistrate for his explanation over the issue, and kept the appeal pending for hearing till October 8.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated the newly-elected Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga.
Yoshihide Suga was elected Prime Minister of Japan on Wednesday, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Japan-PM news a Japan’s Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as prime minister Wednesday, replacing long-serving leader Shinzo Abe with his right-hand man, reports AP.
Keeping his usual straight face, Suga bowed deeply several times when the results were announced as his fellow ruling party lawmakers applauded in Parliament’s lower house, the more powerful of the two chambers where he has a seat. He was also confirmed in the upper house.
Suga, who was chief Cabinet secretary and the top government spokesman under Abe, selected a Cabinet that is a mix of fresh faces and current or former ministers. They hold their first meeting later Wednesday.
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Two guards of Panchagarh district jail were killed as tractor hit their motorcycle in Sadar upazila on Wednesday.
The deceased are Mehedi Hasan Moon, 22, son of Abdul Momin of Parbotipur in Dinajpur and Utpal Chandra Roy, 22, son of Satyendranath Roy of Pirganj in Thakurgaon.
Sub-Inspector of Panchagarh Police Station Kaiyum Ali said a tractor crashed into the motorbike carrying the duo when they were going to Panchagarh, killing them on the spot.
The bodies were sent to Sadar Hospital for autopsy, he said.
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Former Education Secretary Md Sohrab Hossain has been made the new chairman of the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC).
The Ministry of Public Administration issued a gazette notification in this regard on Wednesday.
Md Sohrab Hossain will remain its chairman for the next five years or until he turns 65,said the notification.
Malaysian High Commission in Dhaka on Wednesday celebrated Malaysia Day with a flag raising ceremony to commemorate its 63 years of independence and 57 years of the formation of Malaysia at the Chancery in Baridhara.
Acting High Commissioner Amir Farid Abu Hasan, officials from the High Commission and Malaysian diaspora in Bangladesh were present at the occasion.
The ceremony was held on a limited scale, observing social safety protocols due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The flag hoisting ceremony was carried out by flag bearers from the Malaysian Armed Forces.
The Malaysian envoy reminded Malaysians to remember the struggle of the forefathers who made tremendous sacrifice for the nation.
He noted that Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia and Father of Independence, was a man who was ahead of his time as Malaysia had gained its independence through negotiations and diplomacy, without the spill of a single drop of blood.
The envoy reminded Malaysians to be proud of what the small nation of 32 million has achieved, turning the nation into one of the most progressive and dynamic countries in the world today.
The acting High Commissioner also took the opportunity to express appreciation of the government of Malaysia to the government and people of Bangladesh, for ensuring that Malaysians in Bangladesh continue to feel welcome and safe.
In celebrating the occasion under the new normal, a 30-minute virtual e-concert was held by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, showcasing local Malaysian music to the world.
The e-concert was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.