Faridpur, Mar 6 (UNB) - A court here on Thursday sentenced three young men to life terms in prison for killing a woman who obstructed their attempt to rape her daughter-in-law at Ichhapur village in Jashore district Sadar upazila in 2013.
Judge MA Rab of Khulna Speedy Trial Tribunal also fined each TK 10,000, and by default, two more years to suffer in jail. The court acquitted another accused from the allegation.
The convicts are Md Saidul Islam, 26, son of Monser Ali, Md Jahid, 26, son of Abdur Razzak and Md Kuddus son of Shahid Mollah of the same village.
According to the prosecution, on the night of February 23, 2013, the three culprits forcibly entered Liton’s house in the area and tried to violate his newly wed wife while Liton was out of the house. Hearing the hue and cry of her daughter-in-law, the woman Lipi Begum appeared in the scene and tried to save her, creating a scuffle there.
At one stage of the scuffle, the convicts indiscriminately stabbed Lipi Begum, leaving her dead on the spot.
Later on the following day, Liton filed a case with Kotwali Police Station accusing Saidul and Jahidul and two others unnamed.
On May 27, 2015, investigation officer of the case sub-inspector Md Masum Billah submitted a chargesheet accusing the three.
After taking evidence from the witnesses, the court gave the verdict in the afternoon in presence of the convicts.
Dhaka, Mar 6 (UNB) - A seven-member delegation from the office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor arrived here on Wednesday for an initial probe into alleged atrocities committed against Rohingyas by the Myanmar military.
“They’ll be staying in Dhaka for two days before going to Cox’s Bazar,” an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told UNB.
The ICC delegation members will have meetings with Law Minister Anisul Huq, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam and Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque in the city.
These meetings are likely to take place on Thursday, said an official adding that they will also have meetings with representatives of the international organisations.
Earlier, the ICC wanted to know Bangladesh's opinion on whether The Hague-based court has jurisdiction to run a case on atrocities against Rohingyas.
The pretrial chamber of the ICC sent a letter to Bangladesh in this regard on May 7, 2018 seeking opinion on three specific matters by June 11, either publicly or confidentially.
Bangladesh responded to the request of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Rohingya issue, as the country is seeking a “sustainable solution” to the crisis.
Dhaka, Mar 6 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday said the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) must shoulder the responsibility for not taking any step to secure bail for innocent Jaha Alam after the matter of wrongly implicating him in many cases came to the fore.
“The Commission should have at least managed bail for Jaha Alam when it came to know that he’s innocent. But your lawyers didn’t do it. Why did your prosecution not manage bail for him although he repeatedly said he’s not Abu Salek but Jaha Alam? You (ACC) must take the responsibility for it,” it said.
The bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the observations when the ACC lawyer submitted documents of the cases in the form of affidavits.
The court also sought more detailed documents of 33 cases filed against Jaha Alam along with bank statements as affidavits within April 10.
Jaha Alam served three years in jail in place of the real accused in the corruption cases. He was freed from jail on February 4 last after the High Court acquitted him in 26 of the cases where charge-sheets were filed.
On Tuesday, the ACC told the court that it is not responsible for the sufferings of Jaha Alam as the cases against him were filed based on an investigation report and supporting documents provided by the Bangladesh Bank and Sonali Bank.
Jaha Alam, a jute mill worker, had languished in jail since February 2016 in 33 corruption cases in place of the real accused. He was arrested in cases filed by the ACC for misappropriating huge Sonali Bank money while the real accused, Abu Salek, is roaming around free.
Jaha Alam was released from Kashimpur Central Jail-2 in Gazipur on February 4 following a suo moto order of High Court.
The HC had passed the suo moto order following a newspaper report headlined 'Wrong accused in jail in 33 cases: Sir I'm Jaha Alam, not Salek' while the HC also asked the ACC to submit the case documents in the form of affidavits.
The report said Jaha Alam had been serving in jail in place of real accused Abu Salek in 33 cases of embezzling Tk 18 crore from Sonali Bank.
Dhaka, Mar 6 (UNB) – BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia secured a six-month interim bail in a case filed over the death of people in an arson attack in Cumilla.
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.
Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman’s bench granted Khaleda bail after hearing a petition.
AJ Mohammad Ali stood for Khaleda while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented the state.
Khaleda’s lawyer moved the HC on February 27 after a subordinate court in Cumilla rejected her bail plea on February 4.
Cumilla, Mar 5 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday fixed Wednesday to deliver its order on the petition filed seeking bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed over killing of eight people in an arson attack on a bus in Chouddagram upazila in 2015.
A bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman fixed the date after concluding the hearing.
Former Attorney general AJ Mohammad Ali stood for Khaleda while incumbent Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented the state.
Earlier on February 27, Khaleda’s lawyer filed the bail petition with the HC as a lower court in Cumilla rejected her bail application on February 4.
Eight people were killed and 20 others injured when miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram of Cumilla district during the BNP-led alliance's movement on February 3, 2015.