Narayanganj, Oct 22 (UNB) – Two cases were filed with Araihazar Police Station in connection with the recovery of four bodies from Araihazar upazila on Sunday.
Sub-inspector Rafiuddoula of the police station filed the two cases accusing four unidentified people on Sunday night, said Muhammad Abdul Haque, officer-in-charge of the police station.
Besides, three bodies were handed over to the family members of the deceased on Monday.
They are Zahirul, 30, son of Lokman, Sabuj Sardar, 17, son of Khairul Sardar and Faruk Pramanik, 35, son of Jamaluddin Pramanik of Ataikula in Pabna district.
Earlier on Sunday evening, the body of another victim Lutfur Molla was handed over to his family.
Police recovered the bullet-hit bodies of four young men from Panchrukhi area on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Araihazar upazila early Sunday.
Local people spotted the bodies in the area and informed the matter to police.
The faces of the bodies were smashed and bullets were found in their bodies, said police.
Police also recovered two pistols, one bullet and a private car from the spot.
Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNB) – A court here on Monday set October 25 for charge framing hearing in the case filed over the death of two college students in a tragic road accident on Airport Road on July 29.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order on Monday after accepting the charges against the two drivers, two helpers and two owners of Jabal-E-Noor Parbihan buses.
On September 6, Inspector Kazi Shariful Islam of Detective Branch (DB) of Police submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court against six people including 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.
According to the case statement, the accident took place following the competition of two drivers of the vehicles of ‘Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan’.
Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, first-year students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin 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.
Manikganj, Oct 22 (UNB) – A court here on Monday sentenced four people to death and another to life term imprisonment for killing a college student in Shibalaya upazila in 2015.
The condemned convicts are Badsha Miah, a resident of Shimulia village in Shibalaya upazila, Lal Miah, a resident of Bhatirchar village in Singair upazila, Azgar Chowdhury, a resident of Koshla village in Kotalipara upazila in Gopalganj district and Anwar Hossain, a resident of Auliapur village in Dinapur district where the lifer was AkhterHossain Jamal, resident of Hajirtek village in Kaliarchar of Narayanganj.
Among the convicts, Anwar and Azgar remained absconding.
The court also fined the condemned convicts Tk 20,000 each while the lifer TK 50,000, in default, to suffer one year more rigorous imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, Badsha Miah brought his nephew Monir Hossain, son of Parosh Ali of Shimulia village and an HSC student of Khan Bahadur Degree College, to Savar alluring his family to give him a job on September 10, 2015.
Later, Badhsa hid Monir and demanded TK 20 lakh as ransom from his family.
As he did not get the money, he threw Monir into Bongshi river tying up his hands and legs with rope.
Later, Monir’s mother Maleka Begum filed a case on September 11 with Manikganj Sadar Police Station.
Later, police arrested Badsha. According to Badsha’s statement, police recovered Monir’s dead body from the river after two days.
Police also arrested six others in connection with the murder.
After examining all the records and witnesses, district and sessions judge MdS hahidul Alam Jhinuk handed down the verdict acquitting three other accused.
Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the public representatives to work for the welfare of people, not for making own fortune.
“You’re elected representatives. People cast votes for you. You’ll have to evaluate every voter. You’ll have to be sincere so that all can enjoy civic amenities,” she added.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this at the oath-taking ceremony of newly elected mayor of Barishal City Corporation Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah held at Shapla Hall of her office. She administered the oath.
Local Government Division Senior Secretary Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan conducted the oath-taking ceremony.
Later, the newly elected 30 councillors of general wards and 10 female councillors of the reserved seats of Barishal City Corporation were also sworn in at the same venue.
Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain administered the oath to the councillors.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister urged the newly elected mayor and councillors to be sincere so that every penny of development allocations can properly be used for the wellbeing of people.
“We've taken massive development programmes. You’ll have to be sincere so that every penny of the development allocation we provide is used for the welfare of people,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said Awami League has been in power for nearly 10 years from 2009-2018. “We announced ’the Charter of Change' in the election manifesto. Today, the change has truly come in the lives of people. The poverty rate has declined, while the per capita income increased.”
She said now 90 percent of the national budget is implemented with the country’s own financing.
Hasina also urged them to work for protecting the young generation from terrorism, militancy and drugs. “We want to build terrorism-, militancy- and drug-free Bangladesh.”
Thanking those who cast votes for Awami League’s election symbol 'Boat' in the city election, Sheikh Hasina, also the AL President, urged the public representatives to convey her message to people that she seeks their votes for the Boat in the next general election.
AL general secretary and Road Transport and Bridge Minister Obaidul Quader was present.
Awami League mayoral candidate Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah was elected mayor in the Barishal City Corporation election held on July 30 last.
Sadiq Abdullah won the election with a big margin defeating his nearest rival BNP contestant Mujibur Rahman Sarwar.
Dhaka, Oct 21 (UNB) – The High Court on Sunday granted anticipatory bail to Gonoshasthya Kendra founder Dr ZafrullahChowdhury in two cases filed in Savar on charges of grabbing a land and demanding extortion.
An HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice MohiUddin Shamim passed the order when Dr Zafrullah appeared before the court and sought bail.
Senior lawyer Advocate Zainul Abedin, said the High Court granted bail to Dr Zafarullah till submission of police report in the cases.
Earlier on October 19, Hasan Imam,a resident of Savar, filed the cases against Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury on charges of occupying a land and demanding extortion with Ashulia Police Station.
Mohammad Ali, a resident of Harirampur upazila in Manikganj, filed another case accusing Zafrullah and three others with the same police station allegedly for attempting to grab a piece of land and demanding extortion on October 15.
The accused allegedly had been trying to occupy a 4.24-acare land, owned by Mohammad Ali, at Pathalia union. They threatened and put pressure on Mohammad Ali in a bid to grab the land, and demanded Tk 1 crore from him as extortion.