Feni, Apr 17 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday placed Md Shamim, an accused in madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case, on a 5-day remand.
Senior judicial magistrate Soraf Uddin Ahmed passed the order after inspector Shah Alam of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI), also investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court seeking a seven-day remand.
Meanwhile, another accused Abdur Rahim Sharif on Wednesday reportedly gave confessional statement in the murder case.
Judge Soraf Uddin Ahmed recorded Sharif’s statement under section 164 from 3:30pm to 9:30pm.
He confessed that the murder plan was finalised in a meeting attended by 12 people following an order by madrasa principal Sirajuddoula.
They met with the principal at the jail on March 28, 30. Later, they made the final plan at a meeting on April 4 in presence of 12 people. He was assigned to guard the gate while Nur Uddin and Abdul Kader were with him.
Shahadat, Jubayer and Jaber went to the roof wearing burka along with Kamrun Nahar Moni and Umme Sultana Popy, he said.
Abdur Rahim was arrested from Dhaka's Kamrangirchar area on Tuesday night.
Earlier, two other accused Nur Uddin and Shahadat Hossain Shamim gave confessional statement in the case.
A total 17 people have so far been arrested in the case. Among them, eight people are FIR (First information report) enlisted.
On April 6, Nusrat was set afire at an examination centre allegedly by people loyal to the principal of her madrasa after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as she had accused him of sexually harassing her in Sonagaziupazila of Feni district.
Nusrat Jahan lost her battle for life on April 10 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital.
Jashore, Apr 17 (UNB)- A court here on Wednesday sentenced four individuals accused of human trafficking to life terms in prison for trafficking two girls to India in 2008.
The convicts are Nazrul Islam, his wife Fuljan Bibi and Kartik Chandra Haldar – hailing from Helatala village of Kalaroa upazila in Satkhira, and Nur Hossain of another village in the district.
Human trafficking tribunal judge TM Musa passed the verdict wherein he acquitted five other accused due to lack of evidence against them.
Quoting case statement, special PP of the court Idris Ali said Nazrul and his accomplices used to live in a rented house at Chandipur village of Bagharpara upazila in Jashore where they came to work. However, they hit upon a plan and trafficked two daughters of their landlord to India with the lure of good jobs.
Later, a victim’s father filed a human trafficking case with Bagharpara police station accusing nine people.
After scrutinizing records and witnesses, the court passed the order sentencing four people to life term imprisonment and also fined them Tk 10000 each, in default, to suffer six more months in jail.
Under another section of the same law, the tribunal judge sentenced the quartet more twelve years in jail.
They will face the two sentences at the same time.
Dhaka, Apr 17 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to submit their internal probe report on Jaha Alam, who languished in jail in place of the real accused in corruption cases, by May 2.
The court said they will look into who is responsible for the imprisonment of Jaha Alam.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order.
Deputy attorney general Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar represented the state while lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan argued for the ACC and Advocate Amit Das Gupta appeared for Jaha Alam.
During the hearing, the court asked Khurshid Alam whether the probe committee formed by the ACC has prepared its probe report. Khurshid Alam replied in the negative.
Then the court ordered submission of the report after finalising it, saying, “We’ll look into who is responsible? The report is very import. Submit the files of 33 cases.”
After the hearing, the ACC lawyer said ACC’s internal investigation is going on. The committee was given 20 days. Later, they sought seven more days.
On March 6, the court asked for detailed documents of the 33 cases, in which Jaha Alam was incarcerated, and bank statements as affidavits within April 10.
On April 10, the court fixed April 17 following a time petition of the ACC lawyer.
Jaha Alam was freed from jail on February 4 after the High Court acquitted him in 26 cases in which charges had been pressed.
The jute mill worker had been behind the bars since February 2016 in ACC cases for misappropriating Sonali Bank money. The real accused, Abu Salek, is absconding.
Jaha Alam was released after the High Court issued a suo moto order and asked the ACC to submit case documents in the form of affidavits.
Manikganj, Apr 17 (UNB) - A case has been filed against a man for reportedly raping a woman of Helachia village in Ghior upazila over the last four years.
The victim filed the case with Sadar Police Station on Tuesday night, said its officer-in-charge Rakibuzzaman.
The accused is Mohammad Ali Ujjal, 40, son of Darbesh Bepari and owner of a rice mill, sawmill and furniture shop at Helachia Bazar.
Besides, a woman -- Monira Begum -- was sued for abetting the rape.
The OC said they were trying to arrest the accused.
According to the case statement, the man used to stalk the woman, whose husband was staying abroad, in different ways four years ago.
At one stage, she was tricked into developing a physical relation with him. Ujjal also took photos of their intimate moment and forced her to continue the relation threatening to upload the photos on the internet.
Besides, Ujjal forced the woman, 33, to have physical relations with some other people and to take loans of Tk 8.25 lakh from different NGOs for him.
Recently, the man wanted to build physical relation with the woman’s Class-VIII girl, the case statement said.
As the woman protested it, he threatened her that he would inform her husband of their relationship and photos will be uploaded on social media.
It was also mentioned in the case statement that Ujjal asked the victim to come to the terrace of the four-storey house of Monira Begum at Uttar Seota along with her daughter on Tuesday noon.
Fearing that she might fall in danger, she went there at noon together with her daughter where the man violated her in a room. He also tried to rape her daughter at that time.
At one stage, the woman started screaming and Ujjal fled the scene leaving his mobile phone behind.
Sub-inspector Ashraful Islam, the investigation officer of the case, said the woman was sent to Manikganj 250-bed hospital for medical test.
He also said they seized the mobile phone.
Faridpur, Apr 17 (UNB) - A court here on Wednesday sentenced two members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) to life imprisonment in an explosion case.
The convicts are Nahid Mollah, 22, of Bhanga upazila and Farid Meridha, 35 of Sadarpur upazila.
Special Judge Court Judge Md Motiar Rahman handed down the verdict at noon in presence of the convicts on the dock.
The court also fined them TK 20,000 each, in default, to suffer three months more imprisonment.
Police arrested Nahid with hand bombs and Jihadi books and Farid with 12 hand bombs and its ingredients on August 26, 2016.
Sub-Inspector Gazi Salauddin of Bhanga Police Station filed a case with the police station in this connection the following day.