Dhaka, Jan 8 (UNB) - A legal notice has been sent to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Cabinet secretary seeking cancellation of appointments of MPs in the 11th parliament as it was formed without dissolving the previous one (10th parliament).
Advocate Taherul Islam Tawhid on the behalf of Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon, secretary of Supreme Court Bar Association, sent the notice by post office on Tuesday.
According to the notice, it is demanded the cancellation of appointments of MPs in the 11th parliament on January 3 and its gazette which was published on January 1, within morning 9:30 am of January 13. Otherwise, necessary measures would be taken according to article No. 102 of the constitution.
The 10th parliamentary election was held on January 5 whereas the MPs took oath on January 9 and cabinet was formed on January 29. The five years of 10th parliament would be completed on January 28 and then 11th parliamentary election would be held, according to the constitution.
Dhaka, Jan 8 (UNB) – A High Court (HC) bench on Tuesday refused to hear the death reference and appeals in the sensational 10-truck arms haul case where 14 people were sentenced to death.
The bench of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Md Kamrul Hossain Mollah expressed it inability as Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha acted for several days as the judge of the trial court where the trial was held, said Assistant Attorney General Nirmal Kumar Das.
He said the judge expressed his inability on moral grounds.
The death reference and appeals will now be sent to the Chief Justice who will assign a new bench for the hearing.
On April 1, 2004, ten trucks of arms were seized at the Chittagong Urea Fertiliser Ltd jetty.
Two cases --– one for arms and another for smuggling -- were filed with Karnaphuli Police Station the following day.
Fifty people were made accused in the arms case and another 52 in the other case.
Fourteen people, including former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar, Indian separatist outfit United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) chief Paresh Barua, former DGFI director Maj Gen (retd) Rezzakul Haider Chowdhury and former National Security Intelligence director general Abdur Rahim, were sentenced to death in a one of the cases.
Chattogram, Jan 8 (UNB) – A four-member probe body formed as per the directives of the High Court to look into the death of three-year-old Raifa Khan at Max Hospital in the city due to ‘wrong treatment’ started its work on Tuesday.
The probe body arrived here in the morning and talked to Raifa’s father Rubel Khan and accused physicians at the Chattogram Circuit House.
Saifullahil Azam, chief of the probe committee, said, “We’ve talked to both sides and recorded their statements. We’ll submit our report after investigation.”
Later, the investigation committee visited Max Hospital at Mehedibagh of the city.
The four-member probe body, headed by joint secretary Saifullahil Azam of the Health Service Division under the Health Ministry, was constituted as per the HC directives to investigate the death of the minor girl.
Talking to reporters after making his deposition before the probe panel, Rubel, also a journalist, alleged that his daughter was victim of medical murder and demanded exemplary punishment of those responsible for it.
He also alleged that he was receiving threat from different quarters to withdraw the case filed over the incident, and demanded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s intervention for ensuring justice for her daughter.
Raifa Khan, 3, daughter of Rubel Khan, a staff reporter of national newspaper Dainik Samakal, died due to wrong treatment at the private hospital in the port city on June 29 last.
On July 7, two physicians were sacked as a probe committee found their negligence in the treatment of the minor girl that caused her death.
On July 21, a case was filed against four people in connection with the death of Raifa with Chawkbazar Police Station.
Dhaka, Jan 7 (UNB) – The Appellate Division upheld a High Court Division order on Monday directing the Election Commission (EC) to register Nationalist Democratic Movement (NDM) as a political party headed by Boby Hajjaj.
A four-member bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, issued the order, rejecting a leave to appeal filed by the EC.
On October 21 last year, the HC ordered the EC to provide registration to NDM. Later, the EC filed a leave to appeal with the Appellate Division.
NDM was formed on April 24, 2017 and Hajjaj moved the EC for its registration in December but the EC turned down the application on June 11 the same year.
Later, Hajjaj filed a writ petition with the HC challenging the EC’s decision.
Cumilla, Jan 7 (UNB) – A court here on Monday deferred until January 16 the hearing on charge-framing and a bail petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a murder case filed over the killing of eight people in an arson attack on a bus here in 2015.
Acting Additional District and Session’s Judge Habibur Rahman passed the order, said public prosecutor Advocate Mostafizur Rahman Liton.
Eight people were killed and at least 20 others injured in a petrol bomb attack on a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram upazila on February 3, 2015 during the BNP-led alliance’s movement.
Two cases were filed against Khaleda Zia in this connection.