Dhaka, Dec 12 (UNB) – Detectives arrested BNP leader Ruhul Quddus Talukder Dulu from his residence in the city’s Gulshan area on Wednesday.
A team of Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested him around 11 am in a case filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station, said Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of DMP.
He was wanted in the case, he added.
Dulu was taken to DB’s Mintoo Road office, he added.
Dhaka, Dec 11 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday acquitted six convicts -– three condemned ones and three lifers -- in the former Chitalmari upazila parishad chairman Kalidas Boral murder case.
Those were acquitted are Alamgir Siddique, Nasir Siddique and Shawkat Siddique, sons of Abu Bakkar of Rahmatpur village, Shawpan, son of Sona Mia of Kolatala village, Bablu Mollah, son of Hamesh Mollah of Chargao in Sadar upazila, and Manik, son of Abdul Hai of the same upazila.
Of them, Alamgir Kabir and Shawkat are now in jail and others have been on the run.
The HC bench of Justice Krishna Debnath and Justice Shahidul Karim handed down the verdict after hearing the death reference and appeals filed by the convicts challenging the lower court judgment.
The court also upheld the death sentence of Saidul Islam alias Sayed Fakir, son of Atiar Rahman of Borobaria village, and Saifur Rahman alias Bablu Kazi, son of Abdul Haque Kazi of Ghola village in the upazila.
According to the case statement, Kalidas Boral was killed when a group of assailants opened fire at him at Sadhana intersection in the district town on August 20, 2000.
Victim’s wife Happy Boral filed a murder case with Bagerhat Model Police Station the following day.
Later, a Bagerhat court awarded death plenty to fived accused and life term to three others on June 5, 2013.
Dhaka, Dec 11 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a High Court order canceling BNP candidate Ali Azgar candidature for Mymensingh-1 constituency in the upcoming 11th parliamentary election.
The seven-member bench led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order after hearing on an appeal filed by the candidate.
Although the Election Commission accepted nomination paper of Ali Azgar, Farmers Bank filed a writ with the High Court bringing allegation of money laundering.
After hearing of the writ on December 9, the HC stayed his nomination. Later, Azgar filed the appeal challenging the HC order.
Jahurul Islam Mukul, lawyer of the bank, said that flowing the SC order, Azgar cannot contest the election.
Dhaka, Dec 11 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday issued a split order on BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s candidature in all the three constituencies she submitted nomination papers to contest the upcoming national election.
The bench of Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir came up with the spilt order.
Her nominations for Feni-1, Bogura-6 and 7 constituencies have been rejected by returning officers. The Election Commission also upheld the decisions, prompting the former prime minister to move to the High Court on Monday.
Senior Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed stayed the EC’s decision and accepted Khaleda’s appeal while Justice Md Iqbal Kabir upheld the decision.
On Monday, the bench fixed today (Tuesday) for delivering a verdict on the matter after hearing the petition.
As per rules, now the petition will be sent to the Chief Justice and he will form a new bench to settle the issue, said a lawyer of Khaleda Zia.
According to the rules, a convict, who served two or more years in jail in a criminal case, must wait for five years after serving the sentence before she or he can contest elections again.
BNP chief Khaleda was jailed for five years on February 8 this year in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. Her jail term was doubled by the High Court on October 30. A day before that, she was sentenced to seven-year imprisonment by a special court in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.
The former prime minister had filed nominations for contesting three seats. But election officials declared her ineligible for polls on December 2 since she had been convicted in the two graft cases.
Khaleda’s lawyers moved the Election Commission on Wednesday. Barrister Kaisar Kamal filed appeal for Feni-1, while Barrister Nowshad Jamin for Bogura-6 and Advocate Masud Ahmed Talukder for Bogura-7.
On Saturday, the commission upheld the returning officers’ decision.