Dhaka, Nov 13 (UNB) - The High Court on Tuesday acquitted all the eight accused who were convicted by a trial court on charges of killing Eden Mohila College student Sadia Nur Mita.
An HC bench of Justice Md Ruhul Quddus and Justice ASM Abdul Mobin passed the order after hearing the death reference and appeal petitions filed by the convicts.
Advocate Fazlul Haq Khan Farid and SM Shahzahan stood for the convicts while deputy attorney general Maniruzzaman Rubel represented the state.
Maniruzzaman said the HC acquitted all the eight convicts for lack of eyewitnesses. “We’ll file an appeal petition challenging the HC order,” he said.
The Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 Judge sentenced three people to death and five others to five years’ imprisonment on March 13, 2013 over the killing of the college girl.
The three condemned convicts were Nipun, Mamun and Dagu while those who got five years in prison were Tushar Kazi, Jony, Sraboni and Sheikh Nazmul.
Later, the death reference of the condemned convicts was sent to the High Court. Besides, all the convicts filed appeal petitions challenging the lower court verdict.
On August 30, 2010, Sadia Nur Mia, a student of Eden Mohila College and daughter of Liakat Hossain Mollah, went missing from her residence in Gopalganj and later, she was found dead at a pond adjacent to her house.
Victim’s father filed a case with Gopalganj Police Station in this regard.
According to the first information report of the case, Mitu had gone missing while sleeping with her sibling Antara and cousin Sraboni.
Later, police submitted a charge-sheet against eight people, including Sraboni.
Dhaka, Nov 13 (UNB) - Awami League MP from Tangail-3 (Ghatail) constituency Amanur Rahman Khan Rana who is now in jail has filed bail petitions with the High Court again in two cases filed over the killing of freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed and two Jubo League leaders.
The HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman is likely to hear the petitions on Wednesday, said Deputy Attorney General Dr Bashir Ullah on Tuesday.
Earlier on November 19, the High Court rejected his bail petition in the Faruk murder case.
Rana had been denied bail on several occasions by both the Tangail trial court and the High Court.
The Awami League MP surrendered to the Tangail additional district and session’s judge court on September 18, 2016 ending his 22-month fugitive run in the freedom fighter murder case.
The AL leader went into ‘hiding’ after he was accused of killing freedom fighter and member of district unit AL, Faruk Ahmed.
On January 18, 2013, the Awami League leader was shot dead in front of his residence in the district town.
Later, Faruk’s wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case in this connection.
Fourteen people, including four brothers of Tangail’s influential Khan family, were made accused in the murder case.
Baghil union Jubo League leaders Mohammad Shamim and Mohammad Mamun went missing on July 16, 2012 in the district town.
The following day, Shamim’s mother filed a general diary with Tangail Sadar police station.
Later, police arrested several suspects over the incident when two of the arrestees - Shahadat Hossain, 16 and Hiron Mia, 27 -- revealed that both of the Jubo League leaders had been murdered as the order of MP Rana.
Dhaka, Nov 13 (UNB) – The High Court will deliver its order on Thursday on a writ petition filed seeking its directive on the authorities concerned to hospitalise BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia again for her better treatment.
An HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil fixed the date on Tuesday after hearing the petition.
Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali stood for Khaleda while Additional Attorney General Murad Reza represented the state.
On November 11, BNP chief's lawyer Barrister Nawshad Jamir filed the writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive on the authorities concerned to hospitalise BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia again for her better treatment.
According to the writ petition, Khaleda needs to be taken to a specialised hospital for better treatment as she has been suffering from chronic diseases.
On October 6, Khaleda Zia was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for her better treatment in compliance to a court order.
On November 8, Khaleda was discharged from the BSMMU upon approval from the medical board formed for her treatment and produced before a makeshift court at old Central Jail in Niko graft case.
On February 8 last, a special court here sentenced Khaleda to five years' rigorous imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
Barishal, Nov 13 (UNB) – A man accused in six murder cases was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Fultola area of Ujirpur upazila early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Robiul Alam, 35, a resident of Madaripur district town.
Saiful Islam, superintendent of Barishal Police, said a team of police arrested Robiul from Madaripur district on Monday night in a case filed for killing Jalla union chairman Bishwajit Gosh Nantu.
After gleaning information in primary interrogation, a team of police along with Rabiul conducted a drive in the area to recover arms.
When the team reached there, his cohorts opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight that left Rabiul injured with bullet.
Later, he was taken to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital where the duty doctors declared him dead.
Police recovered a firearm and several sharp weapons from the spot.
Jalla UP chairman Nantu was gunned down by miscreants at Karfa Bazar in the upazia on September 21.
Dhaka, Nov 12 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Monday stayed a High Court that granted interim bail to suspended Shahjadpur municipality mayor Halimul Haque Miru over Daily Samakal's correspondent Abdul Hakim Shimul murder.
A five-member SC bench led by Justice Muhammad Imman Ali came up with the order after hearing on a petition filed by Shimul’s wife against HC order.
The SC also asked to file leave to appeal plea against the HC order within the next two weeks.
On November 4, the High Court (HC) granted interim bail to the suspended Shahjadpur municipality mayor.
Earlier on February 2, 2017, journalist Shimul was shot during a clash between a Chhatra League faction and Shahjadpur Mayor Halimul Haque Miru's supporters.
Later, Shimul’s wife Nurun Nahar filed a case accusing 18 people including the mayor.