Dhaka, Oct 25 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday framed charges against six people in a case filed over the death of two college students in a road accident on Airport Road on July 29.
Those indicted are the owners of two 'Jabal-e-Noor' buses Shahadat Hossain and Jahangir Alam, drivers Masum Billah and Zobair Sumon and assistants Enayet Hossain and Asad.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order following hearing on charge framing.
The court also fixed November 1 for hearing the deposition of witnesses in the case.
Earlier, on October 22, a court set October 25 for charge framing hearing in the case.
On September 6, Inspector KaziShariful Islam of Detective Branch (DB) of Police submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court against the six people.
According to the case statement, the accident took place following the competition of two drivers of the vehicles of 'Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan'.
DiyaKhanamMim and Abdul KarimRajib, first-year students of ShaheedRamizUddin Cantonment College, were killed as a bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road in the capital.
The accident triggered a widespread protest by students, demanding safe roads and seeking justice for their fellows.
Kushtia, Oct 25 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday convicted three people and sentenced them to death for killing a schoolboy after abduction in 2011.
The convicts are—Sabbir Khan, son of Gaffar Khan, Helal Uddin Dany, son of Azam Ali of Kalishankarpur area in the district town and Abdur Rahim alias Epier, son of Moslem Sheikh of Bheramara upazila.
According to the prosecution, Mutasim Bin Mazed alias Hridoy, 14, a class VIII student of Zila School and a resident of Mollategharia East Para, was kidnapped by the convicts on May 23, 2011.
After four days of kidnap, the kidnappers demanded Tk 12 lakh as ransom from his mother Taslima Khatun over phone.
After negotiations, Taslima provided Tk two lakh to the kidnappers upon their promise of returning back Hridoy.
But after receiving the ransom money, the kidnappers didn’t return Hridoy .Then Taslima filed a case with Kushtia Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal.
Police arrested 10 people in this connection and following the statement of the convicts, police unearthed the body of Hridoy from near a brick kiln field on Bheramara-Kushtia highway on October 3, 2014, 134 days after the abduction.
After examining the records and witnesses Kushtia District and Sessions Judge Munshi Mohammad Mashier Rahman handed down the verdict.
Rajshahi, Oct 24 (UNB) – A tribunal here on Wednesday sentenced nine people to life imprisonment for killing a man in Singra upazila of Natore in 2014.
The convicts were identified as Ariful Islam, Rabiul Islam, Sabuj Ahmed, Ahsan Habib, Almas Khan, Ayub Ali, Mukul Hossain, Rubel Hossain and Rabbani.
Rajshahi Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Anup Kumar passed the verdict.
According to the prosecution, the convicts hacked Abu Bakar Siddique alias Abu Khan indiscriminately in March 2014 while he was walking on a road at Balal village in Singra upazila over previous enmity.
He was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNB) - The 'Standards of Weights and Measures Bill, 2018', was passed in Parliament on Tuesday, seeking to achieve the international standard in maintaining weight and measurement of products.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu moved the Bill and it was passed by voice vote.
The proposed law says anyone using non-standard weights without prior approval from the government will be awarded maximum six months’ jail or maximum Tk 20,000 fine instead of six months of jail or Tk 3,000 fine under the existing law.
Besides, there is a provision in the draft law to award one year’s jail or a fine Tk one lakh for non-standard weights and measurements.
Anyone to be found involved in changing the standards of weights and measures will be awarded maximum two years of imprisonment or be fined Tk 50,000.
A provision is also there for maximum one year of imprisonment or Tk 50,000 as fine for producing non-standard weights and measures for the purpose of export.
For the purpose, the original Standard of Weights and Measures Ordinance 1982 has been translated into Bangla and modified through incorporating the issues related with the international organisations such as Asia Pacific Meteorology Programme (APMP), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electro-technical Commission (IEC).
Besides, the issues related to Codex Alimentarius Commission, South Asia Regional Standards Organisation (SARSO), International Bureau of Weights and Measures and the International Organisation of Legal Meteorology were also incorporated in the draft law.
Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNB) – A court here on Tuesday sent Barrister Mainul Hosein to jail in a case filed for defaming journalist Masuda Bhatti on a TV talk show.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohamamd Kaisarul Islam of Dhaka passed the order after hearing the case.
Advocate Khandaker Mahbub Hossain stood for Mainul while public prosecutor of Dhaka Metropoltian Session Judge Court Abdullah Abu represented the state.
Detective Branch of police produced him before the court after arresting the former caretaker government adviser from in front of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) President ASM Abdur Rob’s Uttara residence on Monday night.
Earlier in the day, Judge Arifa Yasmin Mukta of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Ragpur issued a warrant for Mainul’s arrest after a local human rights activist, Mili Maya, filed a defamation case with it.
Six cases have so far been filed against Mainul Hosein across the country.
Of those, Masuda Bhatti herself filed a defamation suit in Dhaka on October 21.
On the same day, three more defamation cases were filed in Jamalpur, Comilla and Kurigram districts.
Besides, two more cases -- one in Bhola and another in Rangpur -- were filed on Monday.
The High Court on Sunday granted bail for five months to Barrister Mainul Hosein in two defamation cases after hearing separate petitions filed by him.
According to the case statement filed by Masuda Bhatti, Mainul who was connected to a talk show programme, 'Ekattorer Journal', through a videoconference aired on a private TV channel, Ekattor TV, hosted by Mithila Farzana, made an 'offensive comments' against her on October 16.
He tarnished the image of Masuda Bhatti, the statement said.
During the talk show, Masuda Bhatti told Mainul, "You say that you’re there in the Jatiya Oikyafront as a citizen of the country but in social networking sites, many people are saying you’re there as a representative of Jamaat."
Angered by the comment, Mainul said, "I'm thanking you for your audacity and I want to believe you as 'characterless'. There's no question about Jamaat link's with me and what question you have asked is embarrassing for me."
Mainul Hosein was playing active role in the newly formed Jatiya Oikyafront, led by Dr Kamal Hossain. He took part in various meetings of the Oikyafront leaders.
Mainul was an adviser to the army-backed caretaker government when Awami President Sheikh Hasina and BNP chairperson Khaleda were arrested.