A court here on Wednesday issued the death warrant for Captain (retd) Abdul Majed, one of the convicted killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Judge of Dhaka’s District and Session’s Court M Helal Chowdhury issued the warrant after he was produced before his court from the jail.
The court also showed him arrested in the Bangabandhu murder case.
Majed was arrested from the city’s Mirpur area early Tuesday. A team of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit arrested him around 3:30am.
He was produced before the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate AM Zulfiqar Hayat which sent him to jail on the day.
On August 15, 1975, Bangladesh’s founding father Bangabandhu and most of his family members were assassinated by a cabal of military men.
Eighteen members of his family, including Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, three sons – Captain Sheikh Kamal, Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal and 10-year-old Sheikh Russel, two daughters-in-law Sultana Kamal and Rosy Jamal, brother Sheikh Naser, peasant leader Abdur Rab Serniabat, youth leader Sheikh Fazlul Haq Moni and his wife Arzu Moni, Baby Serniabat, Sukanta Babu, Arif and Abdul Nayeem Khan Rintu, were, among others, were also killed on that fateful night.
Military Secretary Brigadier General Jamil was also killed. Several members of a family in the capital’s Mohammadpur area were killed by artillery shells fired by the killers on the same day.
During the assassination of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975, Majed, Noor and Risaldar Moslehuddin along with others were present there when he was a lieutenant.
On November 19, 2009, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld the death penalty of 12 convicted former army officials for the assassination of Bangabandhu and his family members.
Five killers of Bangabandhu – Syed Farooq Rahman, Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Bazlul Huda, AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed and Mohiuddin Ahmed – were hanged in January 2010.
Another killer Aziz Pasha met natural death in Zimbabwe in 2001.
The fugitive killers are former Lt Col Khandaker Abdur Rashid, SHBM Noor Chowdhury, Shariful Haque Dalim, Rashed Chowdhury, and Risaldar Moslehuddin.
Of them, the government knew the whereabouts of Noor Chowdhury, Rashed Chowdhury and Moslehuddin while it was not sure about the other three fugitives -- Rashid, Dalim and Majed.
According to government sources, Noor Chowdhury has been living in Canada and Rashed Chowdhury in the USA.
The Department of Social Services has been asked to take necessary measures to prevent the coronavirus transmission among the inmates of juvenile correctional centres.
A special committee of Supreme Court (SC) for children rights at a meeting through videoconferencing took the decision on Sunday, said Supreme Court spokesperson Md Saifur Rahman.
Committee Chairman and Senior Justice of the Appellate Division Muhammad Imman Ali, its members Justice Naima Haider, Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif, Justice Khizir Ahmed Choudhury, Department of Social Services Director General Sheikh Rafiqul Islam and a representative from Unicef took part in the meeting.
Six people who were arrested for spreading rumours over coronavirus in the capital have been granted bail.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate granted the bail on Sunday. However, the matter came to light on Tuesday.
Police produced the arrestees before the court seeking its permission to keep them in custody until completion of investigation while the arrestees applied for bail.
A team of police conducted a drive in front of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday and arrested a man while distributing leaflets inscribing ‘Coronavirus is not a cause of fear for Muslims, rather it is a punishment for the kafirs’.
After interrogation, police arrested five others from Mouchak area with the same leaflets on Saturday night.
The arrestees are Awkat Hossain, 53, Ferdous Hasan Titu, 25, Tauhidul Islam, 25, Muslim Uddin, 23, Mafizul Islam, 20 and Farid Hossain, 53.
A court here on Monday sent a bank official to jail over threatening to rape Sayema Hasan, former assistant commissioner (Land) of Monirampur upazila.
The convict is Zafar Ahmed, son of Abu Bakar Siddique of Jatrabari in Dhaka and a bank official of Dutch Bangla Bank Limited.
Sub Inspector (investigation) Zahir Raihan of Monirampur Police Station, said police produced Zafar Ahmed before Jashore Senior Judicial Magistrate Court and prayed five days remand but the judge sent him to jail after rejecting his bail petition.
On Sunday, Sayema Hasan filed a case against Jafar Ahmed and several others with Monirampur Police Station over the rape threat posted on Facebook.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Deceive Branch) arrested Zafar from his residence in Dhaka’s Jatrabari on the same day and handed him over to Monirampur Police Station.
On March 28, Sayema Hasan was withdrawn from Monirampur and attached to the Khulna Divisional Commissioner’s office after huge criticisms on social media over the humiliation of three old people in public during a mobile court operation at Chinatola Bazar in the upazila for not using masks.
The executive magistrate also captured a photo of the punishment, which went viral on social media and sparked huge criticisms.