Dhaka, Dec 2 (UNB) – A court here on Sunday issued a warrant for the arrest of 169 BNP leaders and activists, including its chairperson's adviser Amanullah Aman, in a violence case filed in 2017.
Dhaka Senior Judicial Magistrate Kazi Md Ashrafuzzaman passed the order as the BNP men did not appear before the court.
The court also set January 13 for submitting a report on the compliance of the arrest warrant.
Additional public prosecutor Anwarul Kabir Babul said the court issued the arrest warrant rejecting time petitions filed by the accused.
A lawyer of the accused, Masum Ahmed Talukdar, said the BNP leaders and activists came to appear before the court but they went away after seeing the presence of additional law enforcers on the court premises.
The case was filed against the BNP men on June 2, 2017 with Keraniganj Police Station.
Dhaka, Nov 30 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday granted bail to Shafat Ahmed, the prime accused in the sensational Banani double rape case and son of Apan Jewellers’ owner Dildar Ahmed.
Judge Khademul Kayes of Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-7 passed the order following a bail petition filed by Shafat’s lawyer Kazi Nojibullah Hiru, said Chief Public Prosecutor of Dhaka Metropolitan Session’s Judge Court M Abdullah Abu.
On May 6, 2017, a university student filed the case with Banani Police Station accusing Shafat and Shadman Sakif of raping her and another girl and three others of abetting them.
According to the case statement, two youths, including Shafat, raped the plaintiff and another university girl on March 28 at a birthday party at The Raintree Dhaka in the capital’s Banani area while three others assisted them.
The three other accused are Nayeem Ashraf alias Halim, Shafat's driver Billal Hossain and bodyguard Rahmat Ali.
Dhaka, Nov 30 (UNB) – Police in a drive arrested Sreebardi upazila vice-chairman from Sreebardi Government College area here on Thursday.
The arrestee was identified as Abdullal Al Mamun Dulal, 42, also an organizing secretary of upazila unit BNP.
Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area and arrested Abdullah Al Mamun while he was returning home from a local mosque in the evening, said Ruhul Amin Talukdar, officer in-charge of Sreebardi Police Station.
He was a wanted in a case filed with the police station, said the OC.
Dhaka, Nov 29 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday sentenced two people to death for killing former Eden Mohila College teacher Prof Ali Hossain Malik in the city in 2016.
The condemned convicts are domestic helps Sayed Fakir alias Saiful and Md Sujon. The court also fined them Tk 5,000.
According to the prosecution, Ali Hossain Malik, 65, who was working as the general manager of ‘Syed Group’ after his retirement, was found dead with stab injuries at his office on Road No-2 of Banani DOHS on October 11, 2016.
Victim’s son Seyam Malik filed a murder case with Bhatara Police Station.
Later, police arrested the two domestic helps and driver Masud Mallik in connection with the murder.
In their confessional statement, the convicts said they killed Ali Hossain for money.
The court framed charges against them on June 11, 2017.
After examining all the records and witnesses, Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Session’s Judge Court-1 Al Mamun handed down the verdict acquitting the driver.
Dhaka, Nov 29 (UNB) - The High Court on Thursday stayed the conviction and sentence of BNP candidate from Jashore-2 constituency Sabira Sultana in a graft case, clearing the way for her participation in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
A single-member HC bench of Justice Md Rais Uddin passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Sabira, also former chairman of Jhikargachha upazila parishad.
Senior lawyer AJ Mohammad Ali and Advocate Aminul Islam stood for Sabira while Advocate Bayezid Ahmed represented the Anti-Corruption Commission.
Aminul Islam said with the HC order, there is no legal bar to his client's participation in the general election billed for December 30.
Earlier, another HC bench expressed its unwillingness to hear Sabira's appeal seeking a stay on her conviction and sentence. Later, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain assigned the single-member bench to dispose of the appeal.
On July 12 last, the Special Judge Court-7 awarded six-year imprisonment to Sabira Sultana and fined her Tk 5,000 in a case filed for amassing illegal wealth.
The ACC filed the case on July 20, 2010 with Dhanmondi Police Station.
However, the High Court on November 27 dismissed separate petitions filed by five BNP leaders -- Amanullah Aman, Dr AZM Zahid, Abdul Wadud Bhuiyan, Abdul Wahab and Mashiur Rahman -- seeking stay on their conviction and sentence.
The court also observed that people who are convicted and jailed for over two years' imprisonment in any graft case with appeal pending would not be allowed to contest elections.
It also said they would be able to contest the polls if the Appellate Division stays the conviction or grants bail to the convicts.
The BNP leaders filed the petitions on Monday seeking stay orders on the lower court verdicts in the graft cases filed against them.
However, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday did not respond to a petition filed by Dr AZM Zahid Hossain challenging the High Court order.