Dhaka, Apr 11 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday ordered the Election Commission (EC) to register Ganosamhati Anodolon as political party within 30 days.
A bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal passed the order after hearing a rule seeking explanation as to why Ganosamhati Andolon will not be registered as a political party.
On November 11, last year, the rule was issued following a writ petition filed by Ganosamhati Andolon convener Zonayed Saki.
Barrister Jotirmoy Barua stood for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Ekramul Haque Tutul represented the state.
On December 31, 2017, Ganosamhati Andolon applied to the EC for being registered as a political party which was rejected by the EC.
On September 23,2018 a legal notice was served on the EC seeking review of their decision but they failed to respond to the notice.
Natore, Apr 11 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday sentenced four people to death and another to life term imprisonment in a case over the killing of a BCL activist in Lalpur upazila.
The condemned convicts are—Shamim, Abdul Matin, Sujon and Sukhor Babu while the lifer is Santu.
The court also fined the condemned convicts Tk 10,000 each.
According to prosecutor Masud Hasan, on February 28 in 2002, a gang of terrorists attacked Habibpur village and vandalised several house centering enmity on the national election.
They stabbed and shot BCL activist Moazzem Hossain Khannas to death. Victim’s father filed a case against 23 people.
Later, five accused got acquitted from the case.
After examining all the records and witness, additional district and sessions judge Saifur Rahman handed down the verdict acquitting 13 other people.
Dhaka, Apr 11 (UNB) - Tightened security measures have been taken to ensure smooth celebration of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year, in the capital, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia.
“The major places where people will gather to celebrate Pahela Baishakh will be under security blanket,” said the DMP commissioner while briefing media about its security preparation on the eve of Pahela Baishakh at the DMP media center on Thursday.
The DMP chief said no one will be allowed to wear masks and play Vuvuzela on the day to avert any unpleasant incident.
“The law enforcers will escort the Mongol Shobhajatra to be brought out by the students of Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University and also police will keep surveillance from the roof of buildings,” he said.
Besides, law enforcers will put barricades in Nilkhet, Palashi, Shahbagh, Kakrail and Matsya Bhaban areas and no vehicles will be allowed to enter the areas, he added.
Close circuit cameras will be installed in several places including Ramna Park and Rabindra Sarobar, said Asaduzzaman.
People have to pass through archways as well as they will be inspected both manually and electronically while entering the celebration venues.
The DMP also banned carrying of any explosive materials, sharp weapons, bags and metal equipment at the venues.
No open air programme will be allowed after 6 pm while the entry at Ramna and Suhrawardi Uddyan will be closed after 5 pm, said the DMP Commissioner.
Replying to a question of any suspicious of security threat, he said, “There is no threat of any attack in the city and the law enforcers have taken necessary measures to take action instantly.”
Besides, plainclothes police, detectives, intelligence team, SWAT and bomb disposal unit will be remained stand by alongside police.
Dhaka, Apr 11 (UNB) – Four people including three alleged drug traders were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ with law enforcers in Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar, Meherpur and Chattogram districts early Thursday.
Nabi Hossain, 48, a ‘drug trader’ from Teknaf, was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in city’s Mohammadpur area early Thursday.
Tipped off that a consignment of Yaba is being smuggled into the city, a team of Rab-2 conducted a drive in Dhaka Uddyan area and gave signal to an auto-rickshaw for halting around 5:45am, said Superintendent of Police Mahiuddin Farooque of Rab-2.
Later, the criminals opened fire on the elite force members, forcing them to fire back, leaving Nadi with bullet injuries.
Later, he was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.
The Rab members also recovered 10,000 Yaba, a pistol, two bullets and his NID card from the spot.
In Cox’s Bazar, another suspected drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Khoaikong Satgariapara in Teknaf upazila early Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Abul Kashem, 32, of the area.
Police arrested Abul Kashem on Wednesday night and conducted a drive along with him to recover arms in the area around 3am, said Dipak Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Model Police Station.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the associates of Abul Kashem opened fire on them and tried to snatch him away.
Later, police fire gunshots, triggering a ‘gunfight’ that left Abul Kashem dead on the spot.
4,300 Yaba, two pistols and two round bullets were recovered from the spot.
In Meherpur, police recovered the bullet-hit body of a ‘drug trader’ from Harbhanga village in Gangni upazila around 2:20 am.
The deceased was identified as Fazlur Rahman alias Faju, 45, son of Shamsul Ialm of Kazipur village in the upazila.
Being informed that two gangs of drug traders were exchanging bullets at the village following internal feud, a team of police went to the spot and recovered the bullet-hit body of Faju , said Harendranath Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Gangni Police Station.
A one-shutter gun and one kg of hemp were recovered from the spot.
In Chattogram, Delwar Hossain, 32, a suspected pirate was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with Rab members at Choto Sanua in Bashkhali upazila early Thursday.
Tipped off that a group of pirates were taking position in the area, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in the area, said Mashkur Rahman, assistant director of Rab-7.
Later, the ‘pirates’ fired gunshots targeting Rab members, prompting them to fire back, leaving Delwar dead on the spot.
Four firearms and 22 round bullets were recovered from the spot.
Dhaka, Apr 10 (UNB) - A tribunal here on Wednesday acquitted Shafiur Rahman Farabi, an accused in the writer-blogger Avijit Roy murder case, in a case filed under the ICT Act.
Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal Judge Md Ash Sams Joglul Hossain passed the order with the presence of Farabi as the prosecution failed to prove the charge against him.
According to the case statement, Farabi used to issue threats to different VIPs on social media. He also threatened Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam for publishing contents of the open-minded writer Taslima Nasrin.
DB Inspector Fazlur Rahman of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Ramna Zone) filed a case with Ramna Police Station under the ICT Act on Mar 14, 2015.
Police pressed charges against Farabi on November 30, 2015 and the court framed charges against him on April 5, 2016 in the case.
Avijit Roy, son of noted physicist Ajoy Roy and founder of Mukto-Mona blog, was hacked to death, and his wife Rafida Afrin Banya was injured as unidentified assailants attacked them with cleavers near TSC on the Dhaka University campus on 26 February, 2015.