Dhaka, Jan 7 (UNB) – The Appellate Division upheld a High Court Division order on Monday directing the Election Commission (EC) to register Nationalist Democratic Movement (NDM) as a political party headed by Boby Hajjaj.
A four-member bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, issued the order, rejecting a leave to appeal filed by the EC.
On October 21 last year, the HC ordered the EC to provide registration to NDM. Later, the EC filed a leave to appeal with the Appellate Division.
NDM was formed on April 24, 2017 and Hajjaj moved the EC for its registration in December but the EC turned down the application on June 11 the same year.
Later, Hajjaj filed a writ petition with the HC challenging the EC’s decision.
Cumilla, Jan 7 (UNB) – A court here on Monday deferred until January 16 the hearing on charge-framing and a bail petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a murder case filed over the killing of eight people in an arson attack on a bus here in 2015.
Acting Additional District and Session’s Judge Habibur Rahman passed the order, said public prosecutor Advocate Mostafizur Rahman Liton.
Eight people were killed and at least 20 others injured in a petrol bomb attack on a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram upazila on February 3, 2015 during the BNP-led alliance’s movement.
Two cases were filed against Khaleda Zia in this connection.
Dhaka, Jan 6 (UNB) – The High Court on Sunday stayed for six months the trial proceedings of a case filed against Barrister Mainul Hosein under the Digital Security Act for defaming journalist Masuda Bhatti during a TV talk show.
An HC bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order.
Khandakar Mahbub Hossain stood for Barrister Mainul while Deputy Attorney General Khurshid Alam represented the state.
On December 18 last, Mainul secured bail from the HC in the case.
Earlier on October 24, Awami League member Sumona Aktar filed the case with the Cyber Tribunal in Dhaka when it asked the Gulshan Police Station to investigate the complaint.
According to the case statement, Mainul who was connected to a talk show programme, 'Ekattorer Journal', through videoconferencing aired on private TV channel Ekattor TV made 'offensive comments' against journalist Masuda Bhatti on October 16 last.
Dhaka, Jan 6 (UNB) – The Appellate Division on Sunday cancelled the 6-month High Court bail of suspended Shahjadpur municipality mayor Halimul Haque Miru over Daily Samakal's Shahjadpur correspondent Abdul Hakim Shimul murder.
A four-member bench led by Chief Justice (CJ) Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order after hearing a leave to appeal petition.
The SC also asked the lower court of Sirajganj to dispose of the case within six months.
On November 4, the High Court granted bail to Halimul Haque Miru.
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 Miru.
Dhaka, Jan 6 (UNB) – A court here on Sunday sent BNP leader Barrister Nazmul Huda to jail in a graft case.
Judge of Dhaka Special Judge Court-2 HM Ruhul Imran passed the order after rejecting his bail petition.
Earlier in the day, Nazmul Huda surrendered before the court and filed a petition seeking bail in the case.
Besides, the court also granted the petition seeking medical treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and division in the jail.
Earlier,on November 8, the High Court commuted former Communications Minister Nazmul Huda’s seven years’ imprisonment to four years in the graft case.
An HC bench of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam also asked him to surrender before a trial court within 45 days after a copy of the verdict reaches the trial court.
On August 27, 2007, a Special Judge’s Court sentenced the former BNP minister to seven years’ imprisonment while his wife to three years’ imprisonment in the case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). It also fined Nazmul Huda Tk 2.5 crore.
However, the High Court on March 20, 2011 acquitted them from the charge and later the Appellate Division on December 1, 2014 scrapped the HC verdict and asked for hearing the petition again.
ACC Deputy Director Shariful Islam filed the case against Barrister Nazmul Huda and his wife Sigma Huda on March 21, 2007 on charge of taking Tk 2.40 crore as bribe from a person named Mir JaherHossain.