Dhaka, Apr 24 (UNB) - A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Wednesday seeking its directive to ban the sale of antibiotics in the country without prescriptions of specialist physicians.
Supreme Court lawyer Syed Sayedul Haque Suman filed the writ attaching reports published in different newspapers, including British daily ‘The Telegraph’.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil is likely to hear the writ on Thursday, said Suman.
Directorate General of Drug Administration, all deputy commissioners and upazila nirbahi officers (UNOs) of the country were made respondents to the writ.
The writ petitioner said pharmacies provide antibiotics to patients for diseases that need not those and due to excessive use, antibiotics do not work after a certain time.
At one stage, germs like bacteria and fungi develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them which is called antibiotic resistance.
Each year, around 7 lakh people around the world die due to antibiotic resistance, Suman said citing a research of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Bangladesh is at stake due to excessive use of antibiotics in fodder, fish and agriculture, he said.
According to a Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA) report, at least 55.7 percent residents of the capital have already developed antibiotic resistance due to high level of antibiotic intake through agricultural items, Suman added.
Rajshahi, Apr 24 (UNB) – A speedy trial tribunal here on Wednesday sentenced eight outlaw party members to life term imprisonment in a case filed for killing three policemen in Bera upazila of Pabna district on July 20, 2010.
The lifers are Jahurul Islam, Hashem alias Khokon alias Bacchu, Joson Mollah alias Javed, Nizam Fakir, Rafiq alias Joita Rafiq, Ayub Ali, Shukur Ali Sarder and Jahangir Alam alias Kana Alam. Among them, Jahurul and Bacchu were tried in absentia.
The court also fined them Tk 10,000 each, in default, to suffer one year more imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, sub-inspector Kofil Uddin, Nayek Wahed Ali and constable Shafiqul Islam of Dhalarchar Police outpost, were shot dead by the outlaws at Maldar Hat badh in Bera upazila on July 20, 2010.
Constable Rashidul Islam filed the case with Bera Police Station on July 21.
Later, police pressed chargesheet against 15 people.
After examining all the records and witnesses, tribunal judge Anup Kumar Roy, handed down the verdict acquitting three other accused.
Besides, four accused people died during the trial.
Dhaka, Apr 23 (UNB) – A court here on Tuesday asked the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of police to investigate a case filed against Sefat Ullah Sefu alias Sefuda, a social media person, for allegedly hurting the religious sentiment of Muslims.
Cyber Crime Tribunal Judge Al Shams Jaglul Hossain recorded testimony of the plaintiff and ordered the CTTC to submit a report on May 15 in this regard.
Advocate Md Alim Razi filed the case with the tribunal under the Digital Security Act.
The case statement said Sefuda who is currently living in Vienna of Austria made derogatory comments about the Quran during a live video on his Facebook account on April 9 hurting the religious sentiment of Muslims.
Besides, he made disparaging remarks on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in live Facebook videos on many occasions.
The plaintiff sought an arrest warrant for Sefuda and directives to shut his Facebook account.