Cumilla, Apr 1 (UNB) – The next hearing in a case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 25 others for allegedly torching a vehicle in Chouddagram in 2015 will take place next month.
District and Sessions Judge Md Ali Akbar on Monday set May 15 as the date after Khaleda’s lawyers sought time.
The High Court granted bail to Khaleda on November 28 last year in the case filed under the Explosive Substances Act.
On January 25, 2015, a covered van was set afire at Haiderpool on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway.
The next day, Sub-Inspector Nuruzzaman of Chouddagram Police Station, filed a case against the BNP chairperson and 31 others.
Charges were pressed in court against 26 people.
Dhaka, Apr 1 (UNB) – The High Court on Monday sought a joint report on fire extinguishing measures as per the Fire Prevention and Extinguishing Rules 2003, and National Building Code-2012 in the capital’s high-rise buildings.
Rajuk, Dhaka city corporations, and fire service authorities were asked to form a committee and submit the report within four months.
Besides, the fire service chief was directed to file a report within a month on its modern equipment, vehicles and human resources.
The bench of Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir issued the rule after hearing a writ petition filed by lawyer Shukla Sarwat Siraj on March 31.
In a rule, the court asked authorities concerned to explain why an order should not be given to compensate families of Chawkbazar and FR Tower fire victims.
It also asked why issues related to fire should not be included in textbooks, why civil defence should not be ordered to establish a fire station in Gulshan. The court asked why Rajuk should not be ordered to allocate land for the fire station.
Rajuk chairman, director general of fire service, Dhaka city mayors, secretaries of home, housing, education, food and disaster management ministries were asked to respond within two weeks.
Shukla took part in the hearing for herself while Deputy Attorney General Kazi Zinat Haque represented the state.
Dhaka, Apr 1 (UNB) – The High Court on Monday ordered concerned authorities to explain why the practice of government officials greeting ministers through media advertisements should not be declared illegal.
Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil’s bench issued the rule after hearing a writ petition filed in the form of public interest litigation.
The concerned authorities, including the cabinet and public administration secretaries, have been asked to respond within the next two weeks.
Advocate Manzill Murshid stood for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Mokhlesur Rahman represented the state.
Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh filed the writ petition on Sunday.
Dhaka, Mar 31 (UNB) – The Appellate Division on Sunday stayed the High Court order that had granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed over the deaths of eight people in an arson attack in Cumilla in 2015.
Chamber Judge Md Nuruzzaman passed the order and sent the petition to the full bench of the Appellate Division for hearing on April 7.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Bashir Ullah stood for the state while advocate AJ Mohammad Ali for Khaleda.
Earlier on March 6, the HC granted Khaleda Zia a six-month interim bail in the case.
Later, the state filed an appeal with the Appellate Division challenging the HC order on March 19.
Eight people were killed and 20 others were injured when a petrol bomb was hurled at a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram during the BNP-led alliance’s movement on February 3, 2015.
Two cases were filed against Khaleda in this connection.
On February 8, Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
Dhaka, Mar 31 (UNB)— The Appellate Division on Sunday upheld a High Court Division order asking Green Line Paribahan to pay Tk 50 lakh to accident victim Russel Sarkar.
A four-member Appellate bench, headed led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, issued the order rejecting an appeal by the company seeking a stay on the High Court’s order.
Private car driver Russel, 23, lost his leg on April 28, last year.
A coach of Green Line Paribahan had hit his vehicle from behind on Hanif Flyover in Dholaipar on that day. He got down from and signaled the bus to stop but driver Kabir Hossain drove his coach over him and fled the scene.
Russel's left leg was severed from the thigh down.
Police detained Kabir and confiscated the bus from near the National Press Club.
The High Court on May 14 last year asked Green Line Paribahan to explain within four weeks why Russel should not get Tk 1 crore as compensation.
On March 12 this year, the court ordered the company to pay Tk 50 lakh to Russel in two weeks as compensation and for his treatment.