Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner Shafiqul Islam on Tuesday said an investigation into the navy officer assault case will be conducted without any biasness.
"No one will try to influence here. He (Haji Selim's son) will be put on trial like other criminals," he said.
The DMP commissioner came up with the remarks at a program at Tejgaon police station compound on Tuesday.
Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy filed the case with Dhanmondi Police Station naming four people and several unnamed others.
According to the case statement, a private car hit Lt Wasif's bike near Labaid Hospital at Dhanmondi around 7:45pm when he and his wife were returning to their Mohammadpur residence from Nilkhet.
Later, some people came out of the car and physically assaulted the navy officer and verbally abused his wife.
Rab arrested Irfan from his father’s residence at Devdas Lane of Swarighat in Old Dhaka on Monday afternoon.
A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Monday sentenced Irfan Selim, son of Dhaka-7 MP Haji Selim, and his bodyguard, Zahid, to one-year in jail for possessing illegal walkie-talkies and liquor.
Detectives arrested another associate of Irfan Selim from Tangail district early Tuesday in a case filed in connection with the assault on an official of Bangladesh Navy in the capital on Sunday night.
A team of Detective Branch of Police arrested Irfan’s associate AB Siddique, 45, from Tangail around 3:30am, said Walid Hossain, deputy commissioner (media) at the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
With his arrest, all the named accused in the case, including Irfan, are now behind bars.
The other arrestees are Md Zahid and driver Mizanur Rahman.
In just three working days, a Khulna court has sentenced a youth to one year’s rigorous imprisonment in a drug case.
Khulna Metropolitan Magistrate court No-4 Judge Dr. Md Atikus Samad handed down the verdict on Wednesday.
The convict is Md Samrat, 26, son of Jahangir Hawlader of Ujirpur upazila of Barishal district.
The court sentenced him to six months’ jail for possessing hemp and another six months for keeping Yaba.
The court also fined him Tk 10,000, and he has to serve another one month in jail if he fails to pay the fine.
Police arrested Samrat on December 13, 2019 from Labanchara thana area of Khulna city along with 30 kg of hemp and six Yaba pills.
A case was then filed with Labanchara Police Station.
The court framed charges against him on October 21 after six witnesses testified on October 22.
On October 25, the court completed the hearing of arguments and fixed today (Wednesday) to pronounce the verdict.
Earlier on September 19, in another quick trial in the country, a Bagerhat court sentenced a man to life term imprisonment in a child rape case within seven working days after the framing of charges.
The verdict was pronounced following huge protests against the growing rape incidents across the country and demand for capital punishment for rapists.
A Barguna court is set to deliver the verdict today (Tuesday) against 14 juvenile accused in the much-talked-about Rifat Sharif murder case.
The date was fixed on October 14.
Judge Hafizur Rahman of Barguna Children's Court will pronounce the verdict.
Among the 14 accused, eight are now on bail and the rest in the children's unit of Barguna jail. All the accused are being produced before the court.
The court framed charges against the 14 juveniles accused on January 8 this year.
Five days later, the court started to record witness testimonies.
The accused juveniles who are understood to have been under 18 at the time of the crime are: Rashidul Hasan Rishan alias Rishan Forazi, Rakibul Hasan Rifat Hawlader, Abu Abdullah alias Raihan, Oliullah alias Oli, Joy Chandra Sarker alias Chandan, Md Naim, Tanvir Hossain, Nazmul Hasan, Rakibul Hasan Niamat, Saiyed Maruf Billah alias Mohibullah, Maruf Mallick, Prince Mollah, Ratul Shikder Joy and Arian Hossain Srabon.
Rifat, 22, was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Government College on June 26 last while his wife Minni appeared to be trying to protect him from the attackers.
Twenty-four people were accused in the murder case filed by Rifat’s father.
The young man’s wife, Minni, initially named as a witness, was later arrested on July 16, and made an accused in the case.
The main accused, Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond, was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2.
Meanwhile, District and Sessions Judge Md Asaduzzaman sentenced Minni and five others to death for killing him on September 1.
The other convicts are — Rakibul Hasan Rifat Farazi, Al Kaiyum alias Akon, Hasan, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat and Hridoy.
Gulshan police on Monday helped the two nieces of musician Ferdous Wahid enter the house of their father Mostafa Jaglul Wahid following a High Court order.
The court directed the Gulshan police to make sure that Mushfiqur Mostofa and Mobashshara Mostofa can enter the house of their father and ensure their safety.
A virtual high court bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohail passed the order on Monday taking note of the media reports.
The court also directed the officer-in-charge (OC) of Gulshan Police Station to take adequate security measures by deploying forces in front of the house from Monday to November 1.
Ferdous Wahid's brother Mostafa Jaglul Wahid's daughters lodged a general diary at Gulshan Police Station on October 12 saying that they were not being allowed to enter their father’s house.
Supreme Court Special Officer Saifur Rahman said Gulshan police OC informed him over the phone at 9:40pm that he had complied with the court order and taken the sisters to their father’s house and provided adequate security.
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A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Monday sentenced Irfan Selim, son of Dhaka-7 MP Haji Selim, and his bodyguard Zahid to one year in jail for possessing illegal walkie-talkies and drinking liquor.
Rab members along with Executive Magistrate Sarwar Alam raided the nine-storey building of Haji Selim at around noon. The drive continued till 6:45pm.
Briefing reporters in the evening, Lt Col Ashique Billah said Irfan and his bodyguard Zahid were given six months jail each for drinking wine and another six months for the illegal possession of walkie-talkies.
Two separate cases will be filed at the local police station -- one under the Arms Act and another under Narcotics Control Act -- against the duo, he said.
Two firearms, 38 walkie-talkies and liquor were recovered from the house during the drive, he said.
A Rab official said Irfan has been living on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building. A pair of handcuffs were also recovered during the raid.
Rab detained Irfan from his father’s residence at Devdas Lane of Swarighat in Old Dhaka in the city in the afternoon on charge of "attacking" Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy.
Lt Col Billah said a Rab team conducted a drive in the house and arrested him in the afternoon with his bodyguard.
Irfan is also the councillor of ward-30 of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).
On Sunday night, he was accused of ‘assaulting’ a navy official.
Lt Wasif filed the case at Dhanmondi Police Station naming four people and several unnamed accused.
The three other accused are -- AB Siddique Dipu, 45, Md Zahid, 35, and Md Mizanur Rahman, 30.
What happened Sunday night?
According to the case statement, a private car hit Lt Wasif's motorcycle near Labaid Hospital at Dhanmondi around 7:45pm when he and his wife were returning to their Mohammadpur residence from Nilkhet.
Later, some people came out of the car and physically assaulted the navy official and verbally abused his wife.
Md Ikram Ali Mia, officer-in-charge of the police station, said the driver of the car, Mizanur, was detained from the spot and shown arrested in the case.
A Dhaka court on Monday placed Mizanur, driver of Haji Selim, on one-day remand in the case.
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‘Criminals will be punished’
Meanwhile, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said that those who are involved in the crimes will be brought to book irrespective of their identities.
“If anyone commits a crime, he/she will be brought under law, no matter who the person is,” he told reporters at his Dhanmondi residence when they sought comment about the attack on Lt Wasif.
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