Kishoreganj, Nov 16 (UNB) - A court here has convicted a man and sentenced him to death for killing his mother and wife over a family feud in 2003.
The convict was identified as Sabed Ali, son of Muslim Uddin of Egarosindhu village in Pakundia upazila.
In its delivered on Thursday, the court also fined him Tk 5,000, in default, to suffer six months more rigorous imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, Sabed Ali had an altercation with his mother Zahura Khatun and wife Monwara Begum over a family matter on June 27, 2003.At one stage, Sabed stabbed them indiscriminately, leaving them dead on the spot.
Local people caught Sabed and handed him over to police.
After examining records and witnesses, Kishoreganj Additional District and Sessions Judge AGS Al Masud handed down the verdict.
Dhaka, Nov 15 (UNB) – The full text of the High Court verdict in the sensational Narayanganj seven-murder cases is likely to be released on Sunday as the judges concerned signed the judgment copy on Thursday.
Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam signed the copy of the judgment upholding the death sentence of 15 convicts, including Nur Hossain and three Rab officials, and commuting the penalty of 11 others to life in prison.
On August 22, 2017, the High Court upheld the death sentence of 15 convicts, including Nur Hossain and 3 Rab officials, and commuted the penalty of 11 others to life term jail in two cases filed over the seven murders.
The court also upheld various jail terms of nine others in the cases.
Those awarded the death penalty were former Awami League leader Nur Hossain, commanding officer of Rab-11 in Narayanganj Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, then company commander of Rab-11 Major Arif Hossain and Lt Commander Masud Rana, Habildars Enamul Haque, AB Md Arif Hossain, Lance Naik Hira Mia, Belal Hossain, soldiers Abu Tayeb Ali, Abdul Alim, Alamin, constable Md Shihab Uddin, SI Purnendu Bala, Mohiuddin Munshi and Tazul Islam.
The lifers were soldiers Asaduzzaman Nur, Ali Mohammad, Mizanur Rahman Dipu, Raham Ali, Abul Basar, Mortuza Jaman Charchil, Selim, Sanaullah Sana, Sah Jahan, Jamal Sardar and Enamul Kabir.
Besides, Lance Naik Ruhul Amin, soldier Nuruzzaman, constable Babul Hasan, ASI Abul Kalam Azad, ASI Kamal Hossain, Moklesur Rahman, constable Habibur Rahamn were sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment each and ASI Bazlu Rahman and soldier Nasir Uddin got seven years each .
A court of Narayanganj on January 16, 2017 sentenced 26 people, including three sacked Rab officials and ex-city councillor Nur Hossain, to death and nine others to different jail terms in the two cases filed over the murder incident.
On April 27, 2014, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his three associates and driver were abducted from Fatullah area of Narayanganj.
At the same time, senior lawyer at the District Judge's Court Chandan Kumar Sarkar and his driver were abducted on their way to the capital.
Three days after their abduction, the bodies of six of them, including Nazrul and Chandan, were recovered from the Shitalakhya River.
The following day, the body of Nazrul's car driver Jahangir was recovered from the river.
Later, Selina Islam Beauty, the widow of Nazrul Islam, filed a case against six people while Advocate Chandan Sarkar's son-in-law filed the other case.
Dhaka, Nov 15 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a High Court order that directed a medicine supplier to pay as compensation Tk 5 lakh to each of 17 people who lost their eyesight after their treatment went horribly wrong in March last.
The seven-member bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, did not pass any order on a petition filed by medicine supplier ‘Irish Enterprise’ seeking a stay on the High Court order.
Amit Das Gupta, who filed a writ petition in the form of public interest litigation, said there is no bar to the execution of the High Court order following the Appellate Division order.
Earlier on October 21, the High Court ordered Impact Masudul Haque Memorial Hospital and its medicine supplier ‘Irish Enterprise’ to pay as compensation Tk 10 lakh to each of the 17 people who lost their eyesight following the wrong treatment.
According to the HC order, Impact Masudul Haque Memorial Hospital and Irish Company had to pay Tk 5 lakh each to every victim.
The hospital distributed the compensation money on November 13 as per the HC order.
But the medicine supplier filed a petition with the Chamber Judge Court seeking a stay on the HC order.
On November 11, the Chamber Judge did not pass any order and sent the petition to the full Appellate Division.
Advocate Das Gupta filed the writ with the HC following a report published in a national daily on March 29 stating that 20 people had lost their eyesight following a surgery at a three-day eye camp.
Following the writ petition, the HC bench on April 1 issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why Tk 1-crore compensation would not be given to each of the 17 people who have lost their eyesight after surgery at Impact Memorial Community Health Centre in Chuadanga on March 5.
On March 5, a total of 24 patients underwent cataract operations at the hospital and all the patients were released a day after the surgery. But a few hours later, 20 of them felt severe pain in their eyes due to infection. Sensing danger, the hospital authorities secretly took them to Islamia Eye Hospital and Vision Eye Hospital in Dhaka.
Later, each of the 20 patients had to settle for a surgery and their infected eyes were removed.
Dhaka, Nov 15 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday granted bail to prominent photographer Shahidul Alam in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act for spreading ‘propaganda through his Facebook account’ during the student movement demanding safe roads.
The High Court bench of Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty passed the order after hearing on a rule.
Barrister Sara Hossain and Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua stood for Shahidul Alam.
Sara Hossain said the court granted Shahidul Alam bail considering his physical condition.
Earlier on October 7, the High Court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned of the government to explain within seven days as to why Shahidul Alam, also Drik Gallery managing director and founder of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, should not be granted bail in the case.
On September 11, Judge KM Imrul Kayes of Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge’s Court denied bail to Shahidul in the case.
Shahidul Alam filed a bail petition with the HC on August 28 through his lawyers -- Sara Hossain and Jyotirmoy Barua -- saying that he might be granted bail as he was ill.
On September 4, a judge of a two-member High Court bench felt ‘embarrassed’ to hear the bail petition in the case.
On the same day, the HC bench forwarded the petition to the Chief Justice for a decision.
On September 5, the HC directed the authorities concerned to provide first-class division to photographer Shahidul in jail after hearing of the writ petition.
Detectives arrested Shahidul Alam from his Dhanmondi residence on August 5 and the case was filed against him with Ramna Police Station on August 6.
Dhaka, Nov 15 (UNB) –The three cases which were filed with Paltan Police Station on charges of vandalism, arson attack and obstructing police from discharging their duties during Wednesday’s violence in front of BNP’s Noyapaltan Central Office, have been transferred to Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
Contacted, Deputy Commissioner (Motijheel division) of the DMP Anwar Hossain said that the DB would investigate the three cases as they were transferred to the DB on Thursday.
At least 65 people were shown arrested in the three cases filed in connection with Wednesday’s clash between BNP activists and law enforcers in front of the party's Nayapaltan central office.
The cases were filed on Wednesday night with Paltan Police Station on charge of vandalism, arson attack and obstructing police from discharging their duties, said Sub-inspector Faruk, duty officer of the police station.
BNP Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas, his wife Shahida were among the accused.
At least 50 people, including 23 police, were injured in a clash between BNP leaders and activists and law enforcers in front of the party's Nayapaltan central office on the third day of the party's nomination form sale.
Police lobbed teargas shells, rubber bullets and charged batons while two police cars were torched during the clash that began around 12:50pm and lasted for around 25 minutes.