A Dhaka court on Monday placed Mizanur Rahman, driver of MP Haji Selim, on one-day remand in a case over the assault of a Navy official.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Sufiyan Mohammad Noman passed the order when inspector of Dhanmondi Police Station Ashfaq Rajib, also investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court in the afternoon, seeking a five-day remand.
A case has been filed against Irfan Selim, son of MP Haji Selim, on charge of "attacking" Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy at Dhanmondi in the capital on Sunday night.
Lt Wasif filed the case with Dhanmondi Police Station against four named accused, including Irfan Selim, also councillor of ward-30 of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), and 2-3 unnamed accused.
The three other accused are AB Siddique Dipu, 45, Md Zahid, 35, and driver Md Mizanur Rahman, 30.
According to the case statement, a private car hit Lt Wasif's motorcycle near Labaid Hospital at Dhanmondi around 7:45 pm when he along with his wife was returning to their Mohammadpur residence from Nilkhet area.
Later, some people came out of the car and physically assaulted the navy official. They also abused his wife verbally, the navy official alleged.
Meanwhile, the incident went viral on social media.
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.
Later, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) conducted a drive at the Old Dhaka residence of Haji Selim and detained his son Irfan and Irfan’s bodyguard Zahid on Monday afternoon.
A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced a former executive engineer of Civil aviation to 10 years imprisonment in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for illegally amassing wealth worth Tk 3 crore.
The convict is Asir Uddin.
Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge's Court 4 also ordered to confiscate all of Asir's properties, including a building on a three-kantha plot at Uttara sector 14.
Under section 27 (1), Asir was sentenced to eight years in jail. The court also fined him Tk 2 lakh. By default, he has to serve six months in jail.
Besides, under section 26 (2), the court sentenced him to two years in jail and fined Tk 1 lakh. By Default, he has to serve three more months in jail.
ACC Deputy Director Mahfuza Khatun filed the case on May 14, 2017. Deputy Director Md Manzur Alam submitted the chargesheet in 2018.
Asir was arrested from his office on December 12, 2017 and was released on bail later.
He has been sent to jail after the verdict.
The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Thursday issued death warrant against Syed Mohammad Kaisar for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.
The full verdict of the Supreme Court upholding the death penalty of Jatiya Party leader and former state minister Syed Mohammed Kaiser has been received and sent to the office concerned on Thursday, said Syed Ahmed, registrar of the ICT.
The death warrant has been sent to the Dhaka Central Jail, Keraniganj, Secretaries to the Home Ministry and Law Ministry and District Magistrate.
Kaiser can file a petition seeking review of the death penalty within 15 days.
On January 14, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld the death penalty of the Jatiya Party leader, given by the ICT for his crimes against humanity.
The full verdict of the Supreme Court was published on Wednesday.
On January 23, 2014, the International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Syed Mohammad Kaisar to death for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.
The ICT also sentenced him to death on seven charges, life imprisonment on four charges and 22 years in jail on three other charges.
Later, Kaiser filed an appeal petition against the verdict.
The High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail petitions of former Awami League (AL) leaders Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel turned down the bail petitions after hearing a rule.
Advocate Syed Mamun Mahbub stood for the petitioner while Advocate Khurshid Alam represented the ACC and Attorney General AM Amin Uddin and Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik stood for the state.
Manik said they did not get any bail as the High Court scraped a rule over their bail.
On September 15, the High Court issued a rule asking the government to explain why the former Awami League leaders should not be granted bail in the case.
On June 15, Senior Special Judge AKM Imrul Kayesh rejected the bail petition of the two brothers in the case. Later, they moved the High Court.
On February 25, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive recovered Tk 26.55 crore in cash, FDRs worth Tk 5.15 crore and different foreign currencies from a house belonging to Enamul and his brother Rupon in the city’s Wari.
Earlier on January 13, they were arrested from a house in Subadda area of Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital along with 12 mobile phone sets and Tk 40 lakh in cash.
Later, they were put on a four-day remand each in two money-laundering cases.
They remained absconding since law enforcers raided their house at Gendaria in September last year and seized 8,072 grams of gold and Tk 5.5 crore in cash as part of the anti-casino drive, also known as the AL’s ‘cleansing’ campaign.
According to police, Enamul Haque has been the director of Dhaka Wanderers Club and vice-president of the Awami League's Gandaria unit, while his brother was the joint general secretary for the same area.
Both were involved in the casino business at Wanderer’s Club, according to Rab.
On September 18 last year, a Rab-3 team conducted a drive at a casino inside Dhaka Wanderer’s Club where illegal drugs, fake currency, huge money and gambling materials were seized.
A court here on Tuesday indicted four people including suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mizanur Rahman in a case filed over amassing illegal wealth and concealing information.
Judge of the Dhaka Special Court-6 Asifuzzaman framed the charges against them, said ACC laywer Mir Ahmed Salam.
Through the indictment, the trial of the case has started.
Earlier, on September 2, the court fixed September 24 for charge framing hearing of the case.
The others accused in the case are—Sohelia Anar Ratna alias Ratna Rahman, wife of Mizan, his younger brother Mahbubur Rahman and nephew Mahmudul Hasan.
ACC director Manjur Morshed filed the case against Mizan, his wife, sub-inspector Mahmudul Hasan and younger brother Mahbubur Rahman.
According to the case statement, the ACC found that Mizan accumulated wealth worth Tk 3.28 crore, and concealed information of wealth worth Tk 3.07 crore in his wealth statement.
On July 11, 2018, the ACC issued a notice to Mizan and his wife Sohelia asking them to submit their wealth statements.
On May 3 last year, the ACC interrogated the rogue cop in connection with the illegal wealth accumulation as the anti-graft body found his huge cash, apartments, cars and property, and fixed deposit accounts with a number of banks.
The Commission also found his involvement in money laundering.
In January 2018, Mizan was withdrawn from the DMP Headquarters and attached to the Police Headquarters following allegations of marrying a woman forcefully and torturing her later.
Allegations have it that Mizan picked Morium Akter up and married her by force.
Later, Mizan instigated the arrest of Morium in a false case following a family feud.
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