Dhaka, Mar 4 (UNB) – The International Crimes Tribunal on Monday took cognizance of the charges against former Additional Inspector General of Police Oahidul Haque for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
A three-member ICT bench, led by Justice Shahinur Islam, accepted the charges against Oahidul and fixed March 25 for hearing on the charges.
Prosecutor Joad Al Malum was present on behalf of the prosecution while advocate Abdus Sobahan Tarafder stood for the accused.
On October 30, 2018, the ICT investigation team submitted the report after conducting an investigation into the allegations brought against former Additional Inspector General of Police Oahidul Haque for his crimes against humanity in the Liberation War.
On April 24, 2018, police arrested Oahidul Haque from his Baridhara residence in compliance with a warrant issued by the International Crimes Tribunal.
Oahidul was an army man of the then East Pakistan and involved in crimes against humanity while performing duties during the Liberation War.
The war crimes allegations were brought against him in 2016.
Dhaka, Mar 4 (UNB) –The High Court on Monday ordered the authorities concerned to withdraw the officer-in-charge of Narayanganj Sadar Police Station Kamrul Islam for his alleged involvement in 50,000 Yaba recovery incident.
The court also ordered the investigation officer of the case field over the incident to submit report within one month.
The HC-bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice M Mostafizur Rahman passed the order.
On March 7, 2018, a team of Detective Branch of police recovered 50,000 Yaba tablets and Tk 5 lakh from the house of assistant sub-inspector Mohammad Suhrawardy. A case was filed in this connection.
Later, ASI Suhrawardy and police constable Asaduzzaman gave confessional statement before court. In their statement, they said that following the order of the OC they had released a drug trader keeping his Yaba and money.
On February 24, the matter came to the notice to the HC bench during a hearing on a bail plea of detained constable Asaduzzaman.
The court sought explanation why the OC was not made accused in the case and asked Mehedi Maksud, investigation officer of the case of Criminal Investigation Department, to appear before the court.
On February 26, Mehedi Maksud appeared before the court and informed the court that additional police superintendent Nazim Uddin Azad was appointed as the IO.
Later, the court asked him to appear before the court today (March 4).
The court also rejected the bail petition of Asaduzzaman.
Dhaka, Mar 3 (UNB) - The High Court on Sunday cleared the way for Afroza Abbas, president of Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal, to go abroad and return home freely.
A bench of Justice Tariq-ul Hakim and Justice Md Shohrowardi handed down the verdict over a writ petition filed by Afroza, said her lawyer Advocate Sagir Hossain Leon.
He said a day earlier on March 2, Afroza Abbas reached the airport to go to Malaysia to visit her relatives in a hospital there but the duty immigration officer prevented her from boarding her flight. Later, the official told her that she could not go abroad.
Following the incident, she filed the writ petition with HC and the court passed the order. The HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain in four weeks why the immigration officers’ action to bar Afroza from going abroad on Saturday should not be declared illegal.
Dhaka, Mar 3 (UNB) – Turning down the trial court’s acquittal, the High Court on Sunday sentenced an employee of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) to 11 years’ imprisonment in a corruption case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
The court also ordered Shafiullah, Rajuk senior assistant (estate), to surrender before the lower court within 15 days.
A bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam handed down the verdict after hearing an appeal filed by the ACC challenging the lower court verdict, said Deputy Attorney General AKM Alimuddin Manik.
He said after examining all documents, the HC found his involvement in disappearing important records and jailed him.
According to the case statement, Shafiullah disappeared 57 records regarding multi-storey buildings from the offices of Rajuk authorised officer-1 and 3 between 1998 and 2005.
Later, the ACC filed a case against Shafiullah with Motijheel Police Station on October 10, 2013.
On November 21, 2017, Judge of Dhaka Special Judge Court-7 Munshi Rafiul Alam acquitted him.
Gazipur, Mar 3 (UNB) – A condemned killer of Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali was hanged at Kashimpur High Security Central Jail here on Sunday night.
Saiful Islam Mamun was hanged at 10:01pm, said jail super M Shajahan Ahmed.
Later, an ambulance carrying his body started for his village home in Bagerhat, he said.
Earlier, Mamun’s relatives met him at the jail, the jail super said.
On October 7, 2018, the Supreme Court dismissed a review petition filed against its judgment that upheld Mamun’s death penalty in the murder case.
The SC upheld the High Court verdict that gave death sentence to Mamun, and life term to three others -- Md Al Amin, Akbar Ali Lalu and Rafiqul Islam -– for killing the Saudi embassy official.
Khalaf Al Ali, 45, a non-diplomatic official with the consular section of the embassy, was shot to death near his Gulshan residence on the night of March 5, 2012.
A murder case was filed with Gulshan Police Station against five people, two days after the killing.
On December 30, 2012, a Dhaka court sentenced all the five accused of the case to death.
However, the decision was overturned when the convicts' appeal and death sentence were sent to the HC.
In 2013, the High Court acquitted fugitive Selim Chowdhury, commuted the sentences of Md Al Amin, Akbar Ali Lalu and Rafiqul Islam to life in prison and upheld the death sentence of Saiful Islam Mamun.
The state then filed an appeal with the Supreme Court in 2014.