Dhaka, Nov 22 (UNB) - The High Court (HC) on Thursday stayed the Sonali Bank’s decision rescheduling a Tk 27-crore loan of Chief Whip ASM Feroz for the 9th time.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil passed the order after primary hearing of a writ petition filed by Bauphal municipality mayor Ziaul Haque.
Barrister Rokon Uddin Mahmud and M Mainul Islam stood for petitioner.
Talking to reporters, Mainul Islam said a loan cannot be rescheduled for more than thrice as per the law. “But the Tk 27-crore loan of ASM Firoz was rescheduled in 2018 for the 9th time violating the law,” he said.
As the HC stayed the Sonali Bank decision, ASM Feroz is now a loan defaulter and he cannot contest the upcoming general election, clalimed Mainul.
Dhaka, Nov 21 (UNB) –Four ‘drug traders’ were killed in reported gunfights with law enforcers in Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet and Munshiganj districts.
In Cox’s Bazar, two suspected drug traders were killed in ‘gunfight’with police at Kathbania Marine Drive in Teknafupazila early Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Najir Dacoit, 35, son of Abdur Rahim of Kachunia and Adbul Amin, 35, son of Amir Hamza of JadimoraNayapara area of the upazila.
Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 3:30 am, said Pradeep Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station.
Sensing danger, the criminals opened fire on police, prompting them to fire back in self-defencethat triggered a gunfight.
Four policemen were injured during the gunfight.
In Munshiganj, a suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Deulbari in Tongibariupazila early Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Hossain Sheikh, 49, son of NazimUddin Sheikh of Kunderbazar village of the upazila. He was wanted in 18 cases including of drug.
Tipped off, a team of Rab-11 conducted a drive in the area around 1 am, said its deputy commanding officerMajor AshikBillal.
Sensing the presence of the Rab members, the criminals opened fire on Rab members, forcing them to fire back in self-defense.
Later, the elite force members recovered the bullet-hit body of AbulHossain from the spot.
In Sylhet, Shahidul Islam alias Shahid Mia, 42, a listed drug trader, was killed in a reported gunfight with Rab members at Sreerampu Bypass in Mogla Bazar in Dakkhin Surma upazila in the early morning.
Mohammad Maniruzzaman, additional superintendent of Rab-9, said a team of Rab conducted an anti-drug drive in the area around 3:30 am.
Apprehending presence of elite force, the criminals fired gunshots at Rab men which forced them to fire back, leaving Shahidul dead.
Shahidul, son of Dulal Mia of Ahmedpur village, was a top listed criminal of the Home Ministry.
One pistol and huge Yaba tablets were recovered from the spot.
Dhaka, Nov 20 (UNB) – A Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced BNP standing committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah to three-year jail in a graft case filed for amassing illegal wealth.
Judge Sheikh Golam Mahbub of Dhaka Special Judge Court-6 passed the order denying a time petition filed by Rafiqul’s lawyer Golam Mostafa Khan to defer the verdict.
The court also fined him Tk 50 thousand, by default, or he has to serve three-month more imprisonment.
The court issued arrest warrant against Rafiqul as he did not appear before it today (Tuesday) while delivering the verdict.
In 2001, the then Anti-Corruption Commission asked Rafiqul Islam a notice to submit his wealth statement.
But, he did not submit the statement. Later on January 15, 2004, the ACC official Liakat Hossain filed a case accusing Rafiqul with Uttara Police Station.
After investigation, the official submitted charge-sheet against Rafiqul on November 30.
Taking the charge-sheet into cognizance, the court started its trail on November 14, 2017.
Cox’s Bazar, Nov 20 (UNB) – Two suspected drug traders and a listed pirate were killed in separate gunfights with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Teknaf upazila early Tuesday.
Two suspected drug traders Jahangir Kudrat, 32, son of Md Abdul Hakim, hailing from Mymensingh district and Md Arif Hossain, 30, son of Abdul Barek, hailing from Munshiganj, were killed in the reported with Rab in Keruntoli area.
A team of Rab signaled a Cox’s-Bazar bound truck to stop at a check post on Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf road, the criminals from inside the vehicle opened fire on them, said Lieutenant Mirza Shahed of Rab-7 Teknaf office.
For self-defense, the elite force members retaliated that triggered the gunfight.
After the gunfight, the Rab members recovered two bodies from the truck and one lakh pieces of Yaba tablet, two locally made arms and eight round bullets.
Besides, Deedarul Islam, 32, son of late Yusuf Nabi, resident of Uttar Amjakhali, one of the listed pirates under the Home Ministry and Prime Minister’s office, was killed in a reported gunfight with Rab in Kutubdia Dwip around 4 am.
Being informed that a gang of pirates was taking preparation for committing robbery, a team of Rab conducted drive in the area, said Rab-7 company commander Major Mahedi Hasan.
Sensing the presence of elite force, the gang members opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.
After the brief gunfight, they recovered the bullet-hit body of Deedarul.
The elite force also recovered huge arms and ammunition from the spot.
Dhaka, Nov 19 (UNB) – The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the family of one-year-old Nabila, who was killed in an accident in city’s Asad Gate should not be provided Tk 50 lakh as compensation for the accident.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik Al Jalil came up with the rule after hearing a writ petition.
Barrister Mohammad Abdul Halim stood for the petitioner.
Abdul Halim, said Nabila, a one-year-old girl was crushed under the wheels of a truck as she fell from her mother’s lap when the truck hit a rickshaw carrying them in city’s Asad Gate area on October 22.
Secretaries to Home, Road Transport and Bridges Ministries, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, Inspector General of Police, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner and four others have been made respondent to the rule in four weeks.
The HC also asked the Officer-in-Charge of Mohammadpur Police Station to submit a report about what steps have been taken so far in the death of Nabila so far within thirty days of the court order.
The court also fixed January 6 for next hearing.
Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) and Children Charity Bangladesh Foundation filed a writ petition seeking steps of the government about the incident.