Dhaka, Feb 12 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday directed all media including the Daily Star to remain alert while publishing name, address and photo of a child in any under-trial criminal case.
A HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil came up with the order after hearing of a rule on a writ petition filed by a Supreme Court lawyer, Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon.
Lawyer Sagufta Tabassum Ahmed stood for the writ petitioner while lawyer Kazi Ersadul Haque for the Daily Star.
Barrister Sumon said that on November 5, 2018, the Daily Star published a report titled ‘Boy gets ten years for killing classmates’ in which the details about the minor was published, which is a complete violation of section 28 of Children Act, 2013.
Later, he filed the writ with the High Court.
After hearing the writ, on November 19, the HC issued a rule asking the authorities concerned why an order would be given to media to stop the use of name, address, photos and other identities in newspapers and magazines and other media.
The court also asked the editor of the daily to explain about the published news within 15 days.
Barrister Sumon said that the Section 28 clearly prohibits media to publish articles, photographs and information that go against a child under trial.
Manikganj, Feb 12 (UNB) – Police arrested two officers of Saturia Police Station early Tuesday on charges of gang-raping a young woman after keeping her confined to the upazila Duck-bungalow here.
They were arrested around 2 am after the victim filed a case with the police station accusing the two officials on Monday night, said Rifat Rahman Shamim, superintendent of district police.
Earlier on Sunday, the two officials--Sub-inspector Sekandar Hossain and Assistant Sub-inspector Mazharul Islam--were withdrawn from their duty station.
Besides, a medical test of the girl was also done at Manikganj General Hospital around 8:30 pm Monday.
Following a written complaint filed by the victim on Sunday, the probe committee comprising of Additional Superintendent of Police Hafizur Rahman of Sadar Circle and Senior Assistant Superintendent of District Special Branch Hamidur Rahman Siddique investigated the incident.
As proves were found against the two officials after a primary investigation, the case was filed, said ASP Hafizur Rahman.
According to case statement, Sekandar took the victim girl to the Duck-bungalow when she came to the upazila headquarters along with another woman on Thursday afternoon.
He kept her confined to a room and forced her to take Yaba pills.
Later, Sekandar and Mazharul raped her in turns and released her on Friday morning, threatening to kill her on crossfire if she discloses the matter to anyone.
Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB) - The High Court on Monday asked the government to provide Tk 1 lakh as compensation to each of the families of five victims including four children who died in separate road crashes in Uttara, Gazipur, Barishal, Sylhet, and Chattogram recently.
The Home, and Road Transport and Bridges secretaries, and the Chairman of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority were asked to pay the compensation within 15 days.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil passed the order after hearing a writ petition.
The HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain why directives should not be given to provide Tk 50 lakh as compensation to each family.
The rule also sought explanation as to why the failure of government to prevent road accidents should not be declared illegal.
Home, and Road Transport and Bridges secretaries, Chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, Inspector General of Police, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner and Chattogram Metropolitan Police Commissioner were made respondents to the rule which is returnable in four weeks.
Children Charity Bangladesh Foundation and Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust filed the writ petition seeking compensation for the victims.
Lawyer Md Abdul Halim stood for the petitioner and Deputy Attorney General Mokhlesur Rahman represented the state.
In separate roar crashes, Faiza Tahsin, 10, was killed at city’s Uttora area on February 5, Miraz Khan, 5, at Kaliakoir of Gazipur on February 3, Liza Aktar, 9, in Barishal, Ahmed Rifat, 6, at Balaganj of Sylhet and Nusrat Chowdhury, 23, at Sitakunda of Chattogram on February 2.
Earlier on February 5, HC issued a similar order to provide Tk 1 lakh as compensation to each of the families of another four students who died in separate road crashes in Keraniganj and Chattogram districts in January.
Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB) - The High Court on Monday directed the authorities concerned to conduct a survey to determine how much cow milk, dairy products and cow fodder containing bacteria, antibiotic, lead and pesticides are supplied across the country.
The High Court bench of Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice K M Hafizul Alam came up with the order following a report published in different national dailies on adulterated milk.
The HC also asked the authorities concerned to submit a report within 15 days.
Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock and Health secretaries, cabinet secretaries, all members of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority, members of Central Food Safety Management Coordination Committee, and Chairman of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) have been made respondents.
Besides, the court also issued a rule seeking explanation as to why the inaction and failure of the respondents to stop the adulteration of cow milk and dairy food would not be declared illegal and those who are mixing lead and pesticides with those would not be brought under law.
The court also fixed March 3 for next hearing.
Different national dailies published a report on Monday citing a survey report on the presence of pesticides, antibiotic and bacteria in raw cow milk.
Chattogram, Feb 10 (UNB) – A court here on Sunday ordered the officer-in-charge of Fatikchhari Police Station to record a case against a couple and their daughter over the killing of their domestic help Kusum Akhter, 20.
Senior Judicial Magistrate-5 Shahidullah Kaisar passed the order at noon, said Advocate Imran Nayeem.
He said the court ordered the OC to record the case and take legal actions over the murder.
It is ordered the OCs of Fatikchhari and Khulshi police stations to submit a report on whether any case or unnatural death case was filed over the incident.
Victim’s father Ramjan Ali filed a case with Judicial Magistrate Court Shipul Kumar Dey on November 1, 2018.
The accused were homeopathic practitioner Md Mostafa, 50, his wife Chowdhury Ferdous, 45, and their daughter Smrity Majumdar, 28, residents of Koterpara area in Fatikchhari upazila.
According to the case statement, Kusum Akhter used to work at the couple’s house as a domestic help.
On October 24, 2018, the couple informed Ramjan Ali that his daughter suddenly fell sick.
Kusum died within two hours and they brought the body to Ramjan’s house and told him that his girl died after falling sick. Later, they fled the house.