Dhaka, Dec 13 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday stayed the Election Commission's decisions that allowed BNP candidate M Rashiduzzaman Millat of Jamalpur-1 constituency to contest the 11th parliamentary election.
An HC bench led by Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam passed the order after hearing on a writ filed by Awami League candidate and former information minister Abul Kalam Azad.
Lawyer Md Khurshid Alam Khan stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Motahar Hossain Raju for the state.
Md Khurshid Alam Khan said that the writ was filed as he was convicted. Returning officer rejected his nomination but later he got back his candidature after filing appeal to the Election Commission.
After hearing, the court also issued a rule on the EC’s decision. Now, Millat would not be able to contest the election, said the lawyer.
Dhaka, Dec 12 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday granted a six-month bail to BNP international affairs secretary and former state minister ANM Ehsanul Haque Milon in 13 cases filed over extortion and violence.
An HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mojibur Rahman passed the order after hearing bail petitions.
However, Milon cannot be released from jail as the bench rejected his bail prayer in a killing case, said Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Bashir Ullah.
Detectives in a drive arrested Milon from a house at Chawkbazar in Chattogram city on November 23 last.
Dhaka, Dec 12 (UNB) – Detectives arrested BNP leader Ruhul Quddus Talukder Dulu from his residence in the city’s Gulshan area on Wednesday.
A team of Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested him around 11 am in a case filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station, said Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of DMP.
He was wanted in the case, he added.
Dulu was taken to DB’s Mintoo Road office, he added.
Dhaka, Dec 11 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday acquitted six convicts -– three condemned ones and three lifers -- in the former Chitalmari upazila parishad chairman Kalidas Boral murder case.
Those were acquitted are Alamgir Siddique, Nasir Siddique and Shawkat Siddique, sons of Abu Bakkar of Rahmatpur village, Shawpan, son of Sona Mia of Kolatala village, Bablu Mollah, son of Hamesh Mollah of Chargao in Sadar upazila, and Manik, son of Abdul Hai of the same upazila.
Of them, Alamgir Kabir and Shawkat are now in jail and others have been on the run.
The HC bench of Justice Krishna Debnath and Justice Shahidul Karim handed down the verdict after hearing the death reference and appeals filed by the convicts challenging the lower court judgment.
The court also upheld the death sentence of Saidul Islam alias Sayed Fakir, son of Atiar Rahman of Borobaria village, and Saifur Rahman alias Bablu Kazi, son of Abdul Haque Kazi of Ghola village in the upazila.
According to the case statement, Kalidas Boral was killed when a group of assailants opened fire at him at Sadhana intersection in the district town on August 20, 2000.
Victim’s wife Happy Boral filed a murder case with Bagerhat Model Police Station the following day.
Later, a Bagerhat court awarded death plenty to fived accused and life term to three others on June 5, 2013.