Police have arrested a domestic help and her husband for alleged theft and assault on an old woman at Malibagh in Dhaka.
The law enforcement agency also recovered looted gold ornaments and money from their possessions.
The arrestees are Rekha Akhtar and her Husband Ershad.
Shahjahanpur Police Station under the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) conducted a raid at Chikon Matiya Maddhyapara of Kashipur under Ranisankail Police Station in Thakurgaon at around 5am and arrested Rekha.
Police arrested her husband Ershad from North Basabo in the capital, DMP Deputy Commissioner (Media) Walid Hosain told reporters at the DMP media centre on Thursday afternoon.
He said Rekha has been working as a domestic help at the victim’s house for the last one year.
Mehbuba Zaman, the house owner, went to Barishal on January 17 leaving her 75-year-old mother Bilkis, sister Dilruba Zaman and Rekha at her Malibagh residence.
Rekha assaulted Bilkis with an iron rod when Dilruba went out of the house the next day. The domestic help fled after looting gold ornaments and cash worth around Tk 21 lakh.
A case was filed at Shahjahanpur police station over the incident.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday arrested two suspected associates of Proshanto Kumar Halder, disgraced director of International Leasing and Finance Service Ltd (ILFSL), in a money laundering case.
The arrestees are Sukumar Mridha and his daughter Anindita Mridha.
ACC Deputy Director Md Salauddin said they started interrogating the duo at 10 am.
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Halder reportedly amassed Tk 3,600 crore and laundered the money abroad while performing his duties as director at ILFSL.
Besides, on January 8, the Anti-Corruption Commission also filed a case against Halder for acquiring wealth of around Tk 275 crore beyond any known income sources and money laundering.
In his appeal, Haldar who fled to Canada after amassing the money, said that he wanted to return for providing help to recover the amassed money of ILFSL and sought security after his return back home.
The High Court on January 22,2020 ordered the confiscation of properties, freezing of bank accounts and passports to be seized of Halder, also former managing director of NRB Global Bank Ltd and 19 others including his mother, wife and brother.
After hearing appeals of seven investors of ILFSL, the court also imposed restrictions on them to leave the country. However, Haldar managed to flee to Canada.
A case has been filed against 45 BNP leaders and activists a day after an attack of BNP office in Chattogram city.
Md Mosharaful Haque, Executive Member of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Chattogram city unit, filed the case with Kotwali Police Station accusing 45 BNP men including unnamed 20 people on charge of vandalising vehicles, exploding cocktails and attacking Chhatra League men from BNP office.
Officer-in-Charge of Kotwali Police Station Md Nezam Uddin said when some BCL men were crossing the BNP office with a procession on Wednesday night some BNP activists attacked them.
When some miscreants exploded cocktails in front of BNP office some BNP leaders chased the miscreants at 10:30 pm on Wednesday.
An hour later, some miscreants swooped on the BNP office at Nasiman Bhaban, besieged BNP Mayor candidate Dr Shahadat Hossain and some other BNP leaders to the office and vandalized several vehicles, said BNP Ctg city unit office secretary Idris Ali.
Later, police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control, he said.
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The High Court on Tuesday upheld the bail of JMI Limited Chairman Md Abdur Razzak granted by a subordinate court in a case accusing the company of supplying fake N-95 masks.
Razzak secured bail from Dhaka’s Metropolitan Senior Special Judge Court on Oct 15 last year but the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a review petition.
After hearing the petition, the High Court issued a rule on Nov 30, asking the authorities concerned to explain why the bail should not be canceled.
Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim’s virtual bench disposed of the rule and upheld the bail order.
The accused will be on bail until the trial is completed, the court said.
It said Razzak cannot leave the country without the court’s permission. The court can scrap his bail if he is found abusing his bail.
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ACC filed a case against seven people at its integrated district office, Dhaka-01, on Sept 29 last year and arrested Razzak, chairman of JMI Hospital Requisite Manufacturing Ltd, over allegations of corruption in supplying N-95 masks to some government hospitals.
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On April 24 last year, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare formed a committee to investigate allegations of providing low-quality products, including N-95 masks, to some government hospitals.
Khurshid Alam Khan represented ACC in the hearing and MK Rahman stood for Razzak. Deputy Attorney General Amin Uddin Manik represented the state.
A Manikganj court sentenced five persons to death on Tuesday for killing union parishad (UP) member Ashraf Ali from Fulhara village under Baratia union of Gior upazila.
The convicts are – Md Monjur Rahman, 35, Moazzem Hossain, 43, Babul Mia, 42, Azizul Haq, 30, and Feli Begum, 26.
Manikganj Additional District and Sessions Court Judge Shahana Haque Siddika delivered the verdict in presence of the convicts.
According to case details, Ashraf was assaulted on June 18, 2013 over land dispute.
He was initially sent to Gior Upazila Health Complex and was later shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
His brother Munsur Alam filed a case at Gior Police Station accusing 25 people. Police pressed charges against 18 people in court on May 31, 2014.
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The court acquitted 13 accused as charges against them could not be proven.