A court here on Tuesday placed the driver of a bus and his helper arrested in connection with the gang rape of a young girl on a moving bus, on a three-day remand.
Judge Jalal Uddin of Cumilla Cognisance Court-9 passed the order when Kamal Krishna Dhar, inspector of Sadar Dakkhin Police Station and also the investigation officer of the case, produced them before the court.
Earlier on Thursday, police filed a petition seeking a seven-day remand for them.
Those remanded are driver Arif Hossain Sohel, son of Sharif Hossain of Sadar Dakkhin Upazila and helper of the bus driver Babu Sheikh, son of Sheikh Wazed of Bhanga upazila in Faridpur district.
Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Dakkhin Police Station, said Alam, prime accused in the case and supervisor of a ‘Tisha paribahan’ bus, remained absconding.
On September 11, the victim, hailing from Brahmanpara upazila of the district, went to the house of her cousin in Abdullahpur in Dhaka in search of job as she remained jobless for the last five months. Earlier, she worked as a garment worker.
On September 15, the girl boarded a bus of ‘Tisha Plus Paribahan’ for returning to her home where she was gang raped allegedly by the supervisor, driver and helper of the bus.
Later, victim’s mother filed a case with Sadar Dakkhin Police Station.
The High Court (HC) on Tuesday issued a rule seeking explanation as to why former ward councillor Tarekuzzaman Razib should not be granted bail in a case filed by the Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC).
The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel issued the rule after hearing a bail petition.
Advocate Khurshid Alam Shahin Ahmed stood for the ACC, Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin moved for the state and Advocate Sheuly Khanam and M Ferdous Al Bashir represented the bail petitioner.
Earlier, Razib filed the bail petition on September 22, after a subordinate court denied his bail plea on February 6.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) filed the case last year against the ex-councillor of ward-33 of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on charge of accumulating illegal wealth worth Tk 251,635,905.
He was arrested on October 19, 2019, during anti-casino drive.
A Dhaka court on Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to freeze two bank accounts of suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Bazlur Rashid in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Special Judges Court- 5 Judge Md Iqbal Hossain passed the order after hearing an appeal filed by ACC Deputy Director Md Nasir Uddin.
The court also ordered confiscation of all the wealth of the DIG and fixed October 22 for next hearing in the case.
Earlier, on September 1, the court accepted the chargesheet against the suspended DIG.
On August 26, investigation officer (IO) of the case Md Nasir Uddin submitted the charge sheet against Rashid.
ACC arrested him on October 20 last year on charge of accumulating money illegally.
According to the case statement, the suspended DIG failed to show any legal source of Tk 3.8 crore which he had spent for buying a flat in a housing project at Siddheswari in the capital.
A court here on Monday placed Abdul Malek alias Badal, a driver of transport pool under the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), on a seven-day remand each in two cases filed agaisnt him over recovery of illegal arms and fake notes.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohamamd Shahidul Islam passed the order after rejecting his bail petition.
Advocate GM Mizanur Rahman filed a petition for Malek’s bail in two cases before the court.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Abdul Malek, 63, from Turag thana area for his alleged involvement in extortion and running illegal firearms trade early Sunday.
One foreign made pistol, one magazine, five rounds of bullets, fake currency worth around Tk1.50 lakh, one laptop and one mobile phone were recovered from his possession.
Malek is reportedly the owner of two seven-story buildings, a 12 decimal plot.
Besides, the work on a 10-storey building in Hatirpool area, owned by Malek, is underway.
He was allegedly involved in many illegal activities and made huge wealth by transferring employees of different departments through lobbying.
The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why directives should not be given to the authorities concerned to free the 83 Bangladeshi workers who returned from Vietnam and Qatar recently.
The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam issued the rule after hearing a writ petition seeking release of the Bangladeshi workers.
Secretaries to the Foreign Ministry, Home Ministry, Law Ministry, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Inspector General of Prison and officer-in-charge of Turag Police Station have been made respondents to the rule which is returnable in two weeks.
Advocate Salahuddin Regan filed a writ petition with the High court seeking directives to free the 83 Bangladeshi workers.
Officer-in-charge of Turag Police Station Nurul Mottakin said two among them returned from Qatar while the rest from Vietnam.
The Bangladeshi workers, who returned from Vietnam and Qatar ,completed their 14-day quarantine in Uttara in the capital and then they were sent to jail by a Dhaka court on September 1 on charge of their involvement in criminal offences in foreign countries.
The workers were deported on August 18 last following their imprisonment in Qatar and Vietnam for their involvement in criminal activities, he said.
They were shown arrested in criminal case as they got involved in many criminal activities while staying in Vietnam and Qatar, said the OC.
“No specific charges have been found against the Bangladeshi workers and they returned home after getting mercy from the governments of those countries. So keep them in prison is illegal and that’s why the petition has been filed,” advocate Salahuddin said.