Faridpur, Sept 11 (UNB) – A court here on Tuesday sentenced to 28 years imprisonment a peshkar of a court in a graft case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission.
Judge of Faridpur Special Court Hakim Matiur Rahman handed down the verdict and fined Imam Uddin, 45, a peshkar of a mobile court at Shariatpur Deputy Commissioner office, Tk 89.94 lakh, in default, to suffer seven years and 15 days more in rigorous imprisonment.
The court also sentenced Kamala Akter, 38, an office assistant of the DC office and wife of Imam to eight years’ imprisonment and fined Tk 20,000, in failing to serve one and half months more in rigorous imprisonment.
Majibor Rahman, a lawyer of ACC, said the peshkar Imam with collusion of his wife Kamala embezzled Tk 89,94,024 without depositing it at the government treasury.
Zinia Zinnat, executive magistrate and assistant commissioner filed a case against the duo with Palong Police Station on June 18, 2015.
Hafizur Islam, assistant director of ACC, Faridpur submitted the chargesheet against them.
Kushtia, Sept 11 (UNB) – A day after granting bail to them, a court here on Tuesday issued warrants for the arrest of the 'Ganj-e-raj Paribahan' bus owner and its driver in a case filed over the death of a baby girl in a road accident in the district town on August 28.
Senior Judicial Magistrate MM Morshed passed the order following a petition filed by sub-inspector Sumon Quaderi of Kushtia Model Police Station, also the investigation officer of the case.
Presenting the evidence before the court that the bus owner and driver were responsible for the accident, the IO prayed to it for cancelling their bail.
Later, the court issued the arrest warrants cancelling their bail.
Earlier on Monday, MM Morshed granted bail to bus owner Joynal Abedin and driver Mahid Miah alias Khokon in the case.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested Joynal Abedin from his house in Faridpur district town on Sunday.
Besides, Khokon surrendered before the court on Monday morning.
Akifa, a one-year-old daughter of Haruur Rashid, who sustained injuries after she fell from her mother Rina Akter's lap when a bus of 'Ganj-e-raj Paribahan' hit the mother in Kushtia district town on August 28, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital on August 30.
The victim’s father filed a case against bus driver Khokon, its owner Joynul and supervisor Yunus with Kushita Model Police Station on the same day.
The video footage of the incident went viral on social networking site Facebook, sparking uproar across the country.
Dhaka, Sept 11 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday asked the authorities concerned to take immediate measures to stop operation of 14 private hospitals and diagnostic centers in city’s Mohammadpur area for not having license.
An HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order after hearing a writ petition.
Advocate Manzil Murshid stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Mokhlesur Rahman represented the state.
The HC asked the Director General of The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and executive magistrate of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to implement the order.
Advocate Manzil Murshid said a report of running hospitals without licence, located on Babar Road and Khijir Road in city’s Mohammadpur area was published in a newspaper in April which is illegal and runs hospitals without licence is a punishable act.
On September 9, Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh filed a writ petition attaching the report with the title ‘14 hospitals and diagnostic centers out of 25 in 500 meter area are running without passport’, he said.
The 14 hospitals and diagnostic centers are—BDM Hospital and diagnostic, Shebika General Hospital, Jonosheba Nursing Home and diagnostic Center, Life Care Nursing Home, Royal Multi Specialist Hospital Nawab Siraj-ud-Doulla Mental and Drug Addiction Hospital, Manmita Mental hospital, Plasma Service and Clinic, Shefa Hospital and Diagnostic Center, Islamia Mental Hospital, Crescent Hospital and Diagnostic Center, Makka Madina General hospital and Diagnostic, New Well Care Hospital and Bangladesh Trauma Specialised Hospital.
The HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the functioning of hospitals which were running without licence should not be declared illegal and why action should not be taken against those who are involved in running the hospitals without licence.
Secretary to the Health Ministry, Director General of The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Police Commissioner, Officer-in-Charge of Mohamamdpur Police Station and executive magistrate of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and four others have been made respondent to the rule which is returnable in four weeks.
Dhaka, Sept 11 (UNB) – Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary on Tuesday asked the new police officers to work for public safety rising above greed and nepotism.
The IGP asked them to serve the country and work for the welfare of the people facing all hindrances.
Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary was addressing the closing ceremony of a 5-day orientation course of the newly appointed Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) of the 36th BCS (Police) cadre in the conference room of the Police Headquarters.
He said protection of people's lives and property, controlling the crime and detection of the unlawful act is one of the main responsibilities of police. He directed the new ASPs to perform their duties with professionalism.
At the beginning of his speech, the IGP paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman saying that Bangabandhu liberated the country with the aim of creating 'Sonar Bangla'.
He said that during the training period policemen have to prepare them as worthy officers with devotion and sincerity.
Among others, Additional IGPs Mokhlesur Rahman, Md Mainur Rahman Chowdhury and Mohammad Mohsin Hossain were present.
A total of 118 ASPs including 17 female officers joined the Bangladesh Police under the 36th BCS (Police) Batch.
Dhaka, Sept 11 (UNB) - A court here on Tuesday granted bail to Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity Secretary General Mozammel Haque Chowdhury in a case filed on extortion charge.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mazharul Haque passed the order after hearing a bail petition filed by Mozammel’s lawyer Barrister Jotirmoy Barua.
However, the Jatri Kalyan Samity leader cannot be released from jail as he is facing another case filed with Kafrul Police Station under the Explosive Substances Act.
The investigation officer of the case earlier appealed to the court to show him arrested in the case while the court set September 13 to hear the matter.
Earlier on September 6, police arrested Mozammel from his Sanarpar house in Narayanganj in the extortion case filed with Mirpur Model Police Station.
Later in the day, a court placed him on a one-day remand after he was produced before it seeking a seven-day remand.