Dhaka, Apr 10 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday asked Jaha Alam, who languished in jail in place of the real accused in corruption cases, to appear before it on April 17.
Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader’s bench issued the order and fixed the new date for hearing.
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan sought time. The court on March 6 asked for detailed documents of 33 cases, in which Jaha Alam was incarcerated, and bank statements as affidavits within April 10.
Jaha Alam was freed from jail on February 4 after the High Court acquitted him in 26 cases in which charges had been pressed.
The jute mill worker had been behind bars since February 2016 in ACC cases for misappropriating Sonali Bank money. The real accused, Abu Salek, is absconding.
Jaha Alam was released after the High Court issued a suo moto order and asked ACC to submit case documents in the form of affidavits.
Dhaka, Apr 9 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday ordered deployment of law enforcers at big mango orchards in Rajshahi within seven days to prevent the use of chemicals.
The bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader issued the order after hearing an appeal filed by Advocate Manzill Murshid.
Murshid said that the Rajshahi divisional commissioner and deputy inspector general of police of Rajshahi range had been asked to execute the order.
Besides, an inspection team has been ordered to monitor the fruit market and warehouses across the country so that no-one can use chemicals to ripen mango.
The police chief, Rab chief, BSTI managing director and its director (chemical testing wing) have been asked to carry out the order and file a report within 30 days.
Murshid said that the court issued a seven-point directive on February 29, 2012, about mango orchards. “But last year we saw a tendency to use chemicals. So, we filed an application to have the directives issued again,” he said.
Abul Hossain, a mango grower from Rajshahi, welcomed the court’s directive. “I follow the advice of agricultural officers when using medicine in my orchard,” he said. “I never use harmful chemicals.”
Barguna, Apr 9 (UNB) – A court here on Tuesday sentenced a man to death for killing his wife in 2010.
Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Mohammad Hafizur Rahman sentenced two others to five years in jail in the same case.
Mohammad Nuruzzaman of Shatakar village in Patharghata upazila killed his wife Nadira Begum on August 19, 2010. His brother Md Riaz and mother Arabjan Begum helped him hang the body from the ceiling to make it appear a suicide.
Nuruzzaman was fined Tk 1 lakh.
Riaz and Arabjan were fined Tk 10,000 each. They will have to serve three months in jail if they fail to pay the fine.
Dhaka, Apr 9 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday ordered the port authorities to evict illegal establishments along the Karnaphuli River in Chattogram without any delay.
Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal’s bench asked the port chairman to execute the order and submit a report within 30 days.
Advocate Manzill Murshid filed a petition on behalf of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh earlier in the day.
“The illegal establishments fall under the purview of the port authority. So, we requested the court to order the port chairman to file a report after removing the illegal establishments,” he said.
Murshid said the court fixed May 19 for the next hearing.
In 2010, HRPB filed a writ petition to have illegal establishments along Karnaphuli removed. The High Court later issued a rule and an 11-point directive.
A drive was recently launched following the court order but was suspended after a few days.
Dhaka, Apr 9 (UNB) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a High Court order that directed Suprobhat Paribahan to pay Tk 10 lakh to the family of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury who was killed in a road crash in the capital on March 19.
The four-member bench of Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order rejecting a petition filed by Suprobhat Paribahan seeking stay on the HC order.
Earlier on March 20, the HC directed the authorities of Suprobhat Paribahan to pay Tk 10 lakh to Abrar’s family within seven days.
The HC also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why directives would not be given to provide Tk 5 crore as compensation for the death incident.
Abrar, son of Brig Gen (retd) Arif Ahmed Chowdhury, died after being hit by a ‘Suprobhat Paribahan’ bus in front of Bashundhara gate around 7:15 am on March 19.