A Narayanganj Court on Monday granted bail to eight suspended officials of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd in a case over the blasts at a mosque in Nayaranganj that left 33 people dead.
Narayanganj Senior Judicial Magistrate Aftabuzzaman passed the order when police produced them before the court on completion of their two-day remand, said court police inspector Asaduzzaman.
Those who secured bail are- Fatullah zonal office manager engineer Mohammad Sirajul Islam, deputy manager Mahmudur Rahman Rabbi, assistant engineer SM Hasan Shahriar, assistant engineer Manik Mia, senior supervisor Md Manibur Rahman, senior development officer Md Aiyub Ali, helper Md Hanif Mia and Md Ismail Prothan.
On September 19, the court placed them on a two-day remand over the mosque blast case.
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested the suspended officials.
Around 40 people were injured in the blasts at Baitul Salam Jame Mosque in Fatullah after Isha prayer on September 4.
Of them, 37 were taken to the Dhaka hospital in critical condition and 33 of them have died so far.
The Appellate Division upheld a High Court order granting anticipatory bail to bdnews24.com Editor-in-Chief Toufique Imrose Khalidi in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) accusing the journalist of amassing wealth illegally.
A three-member bench headed by Justice Muhammad Imman Ali passed the order on Monday after hearing the petition filed by ACC against the bail order.
On August 6, The High Court granted anticipatory bail to Khalidi.
ACC Deputy Director Gulshan Anowar filed the case on July 30 this year.
According to the case statement, Khalidi has got Tk 42 crore in different bank accounts which have no legal source.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a driver of Paribahan pool under Directorate General of Health Services from Turag area in the city early Sunday.
The Rab claimed Abdul Malek alias Driver Malek, 63, was arrested for extortion and running illegal firearms trade in Turag thana area.
Based on secret information, an operational team of the Rab-1 battalion conducted a raid at a 7-storey building of Bamunertek at Kamarpara under Turagh police station at around 3:10 am and arrested Driver Malek, said Media officer of the battalion Md Morshedul Hasan.
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, he said.
The Supreme Court on Sunday deferred the hearing of two bail petitions filed by Destiny Group Managing Director Md Rafiqul Amin in two money laundering cases till Thursday.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain deferred the hearing following a time petition filed by Rafiqul's lawyer Sayeed Ahmed Raza.
Earlier on August 20, the High Court turned down the bail petitions of Rafiqul Amin in two money-laundering cases.
Then Rafiqul submitted two petitions with the Appellate Division challenging the HC's order.
In the petitions, he sought bail from the apex court in the cases.
On July 31, 2012, the ACC filed the two money-laundering cases against Destiny-2000 chairman and group managing director and 20 others on charge of misappropriating investors’ money amounting to Tk 3,285 crore.
Rabiul Islam, the prime accused in a case filed over the attack on Dinajpur’s Ghoraghat upazila nirbahi officer Wahida Khanom and her father, has made a confessional statement in a local court.
Imam Zafar, officer-in-charge of Detective Branch of Police and investigation officer of the case, said they produced Rabiul to Dinajpur Chief Judicial Magistrate Cognizance Court in the morning as he ‘agreed’ to make his confessional statement.
Senior judicial magistrate Ismail Hossain recorded his statement.
Later, he was sent back to jail.
Rabiul was produced before the court after the expiry of his second-phase remand today.
Police arrested Rabiul on September 9 and he reportedly confessed his crime during his primary interrogation.
UNO Wahida and her father, Omar Ali,were seriously injured in an attack by miscreants at her home on the Upazila Parishad premises on September 3.