Dhaka, Dec 6 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday ordered the returning officers of the constituencies concerned to scrutinize the nomination papers of three candidates after accepting those.
They are Gano Forum candidates M D Azharul Islam of Kishoreganj-1 constituency, M Shafiur Rahman Khan Bacchu, Kishoreganj-2 constituency and independent candidate Sadakat Khan Fakkur of Dhaka-16 constituency.
The HC bench led by Justice Tariq Ul Hakim and Justice Justice Md. Shohrowardi asked the officials concerned to abide by the order within 12 hours.
The candidates filed separate writs with the HC as the returning officers did not accept their nomination papers on November 28.
Barrister Motahar Hossain and Raju Uddin Sarwar stood for two Gano Fourm candidates while Barrister Imran A Siddiq for Fakkur.
Dhaka, Dec 6 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the concerned returning officer (RO) to accept the nomination paper of BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas and also to scrutinise it within 24 hours.
The seven-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order after disposing of the appeal petition filed by the state.
It also asked the district returning officer to get him a scope so that he can appeal against any order announced by the EC.
On December 6, the High Court asked the authorities concerned to accept the nomination paper of Mirza Abbas and complete the scrutiny within 24 hours.
The HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain why the refusal to accept of Mirza Abbas’ nomination paper should not be declared illegal.
The Chief Election Commissioner, Dhaka returning officer and three others have been made respondents to the rule.
Later, a petition was filed with the Appellate Division against the HC order.
On November 28, the returning officer refused to accept the nomination paper of Mirza Abbas as he went to the returning officer’s office after 5 pm on the last day of submission.
Later, he submitted the nomination paper to the Chief Election Commissioner on December 1 but it was not sent to the returning officer concerned for scrutiny on December 2.
Later on December 3, Mirza Abbas filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging the Election Commission’s decision.
Dhaka, Dec 6 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the High Court order that had granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed under the Explosive Substances Act over the arson attack in Cumilla on January 25, 2015.
The seven-member bench of Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order following a petition filed by the state.
The SC also asked the authorities concerned to file leave-to-petition in the regular bench and fixed December 13 for next hearing.
On November 28, the HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the case.
On October 15, Khaleda's lawyer filed a bail petition with the High Court after the Special Judge Court-1 of Cumilla denied the former prime minister bail on September 13 in the case.
The HC accepted Khaleda's appeal for hearing and issued a rule seeking explanation as to why she would not get bail on October 24.
On 25 January 2015, a covered van was set on fire at Haiderpool of Chouddagram municipality on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway.
The following day, sub-inspector Nuruzzaman of Chouddagram Police Station filed a case against the BNP chairperson and 31 other leaders and activists of the party over the incident.
Dhaka, Dec 6 (UNB) – Detectives in a drive arrested Viqarunnisa Noon School and College Class IX class teacher Hasna Hena from the city’s Uttara area on Wednesday night.
A team of Detective Branch of police arrested the teacher in a case filed on charge of provoking Class IX student of the school Aritree Adhikari to take her own life by humiliating her and her parents on accusation of cheating in an exam.
Three teachers -- acting Principal Nazneen Ferdous, morning shift in-charge of Bailey Road branch Zeenat Akhter and Aritree’s class teacher Hasna Hena--were suspended following an education ministry order.
These actions came hours after the government scrapped “monthly pay order” benefits for the teachers and Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid instructed the school’s governing body to fire the teachers.
Aritree Adhikari, a Class-IX student, reportedly committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the city on Monday after allegedly being rebuked by teachers for using mobile phone during examination.
Victim’s father Dilip Adhikari filed a case against the three teachers of the school.
Dhaka, Dec 5 (UNB) -The High Court on Wednesday granted bail for six months to Barrister Mainul Hosein in two defamation cases.
An HC bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Jafar Ahmed passed the order after hearing separate petitions filed by him, said his lawyer Masud Rana.
Public Prosecutor Attorney General Khurshidul Alam said the court stayed the trial proceedings of the cases for six months.
According to the case statement, Mainul who was connected to a talk-show ‘Ekattor Journal’ through videoconferencing aired on Ekattor TV hosted by Mithila Farzana, made an ‘offensive comment’ against Masuda Bhatti on October 16.
He tarnished the image of Masuda Bhatti, the statement said.
During the talk-show, Masuda Bhatti asked Mainul, “You say that you’re in the JatiyaOikyafront as a citizen of the country but in social networking sites, many people are saying that you are there as a representative of Jamaat.”
Angered at 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.”