Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) - The High Court (HC) on Tuesday summoned Jamuna Bank Managing Director Shafiqul Alam to appear before it on January 29 to explain why the bank did not pay the Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) money to a businessman.
A bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Ashish Ranjan Das passed the order after hearing a petition filed by businessman AIM Hasanul of Banani area in the city.
According to the writ petition, a businessman Talebun Nur opened an FDR account of Tk 51 lakh with the bank’s Nawabpur branch on March 5, 2005. The deposit became matured after five years.
But, the account was showing a total of Tk 2.5 lakh as balance.
Later, Talebur gave power of attorney to his business partner Hasanul Mujib to withdraw the money from the bank, but the authority did not pay him the money stating that the account contained an insufficient amount.
Following it, Talebur wrote to the Bangladesh Bank failing to get a response for the concerned bank despite repeated attempts but failed.
Later, Hasanul filed a writ petition with the HC on February 12, 2017.
Later, the HC directed Jamuna Bank to pay Hasanul Tk 51 lakh against his FDR within 30 days.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) –The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the High Court verdict that upheld a lower court judgement sentencing former Chief Conservator of Forest Osman Gani to 12 years’ imprisonment in a corruption case.
A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice M Imaan Ali passed the order after dismissing an appeal filed by Osman Gani challenging the High Court verdict.
The High Court on December 15, 2015 upheld the lower court verdict that convicted and sentenced Osman
Gani, who have served his sentence since 2007 and got release in 2016, was arrested during the time of caretaker government when Tk 1,06,84,600 cash was seized from his home in Uttara.
Earlier on June 5, 2008, Judge AKM Arifur Rahman of the Special Court-10 sentenced Gani to 12 years' imprisonment.
Mohsin Ara, Gani’s fugitive wife, was also jailed for three years and fined Tk 10 lakh for ‘assisting’ Gani.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB)- Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) traffic department filed 6,165 cases and fined Tk 28.71 lakh on Tuesday for flouting traffic rules in the capital on Tuesday.
Thirty vehicles were also sent for dumping during the drive.
Among the cases, 1119 were lodged for driving on wrong side, 109 for using hydraulic horns, and 19 for using tinted glass.
Besides, cases were filed against 3,560 motorcycles for violation of traffic rules while 151 bikes were seized during the drive, said DMP Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman.
He said 26 cases were also files against drivers for using mobile phones while driving.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday approved chargesheets against former BNP lawmaker Mosaddek Ali Falu and his wife on charges of acquiring wealth beyond known sources of income and concealing asset information.
ACC Deputy Director Md Jahangir Alam filed the case against Falu, also chairman and managing director of a private television channel NTV, with Ramna police on May 15, 2017.
ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said Falu was accused of amassing illegal wealth worth Tk 17.86 crore. According to case documents, the BNP leader concealed information about his wealth in the asset details submitted to ACC.
The commission also filed a case in the same year against Falu’s wife for allegedly acquiring wealth beyond known sources of income. She concealed information of the wealth worth around Tk 4 crores according to the case.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) – A writ has been filed challenging legality of the 17th amendment to the Constitution which extended the tenure of 50 parliamentary seats reserved exclusively for women for 25 years more.
Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond filed the writ on Tuesday.
The petitioner also sought issuance of a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why 17th amendment would not be declared contradictory to the Constitution.
Cabinet secretaries, Law Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs secretary and two others have been made respondents to the rule.
The 17th amendment to the constitution is illegal and contradictory to sections 7, 11,19,26,27,28,31,32 and 65 of the constitution, said the petitioner.
The parliament on July 8 unanimously passed a bill to extend the tenure of the 50 parliamentary seats reserved exclusively for women for 25 more years.