Dhaka, Nov 7 (UNB) –A legal notice has been served on ride-sharing service ‘Pathao’ on charge of irregularities.
Tanjim Al Islam, a Supreme Court lawyer, on behalf of Afzal Hossain, a resident of West Sheurapara in the city, sent the notice to Pathao Limited, Pathao Chief Executive and Chief Technology officer on Wednesday.
According to the notice, when Afzal Hossain wanted to know the fare from Bangla Motor to Sheorapara the Pathao app showed it Tk 105. But when he reached his destination the driver of the ride-sharing service demanded Tk 173 from him which he had to pay.
He also said that Pathao takes money from its customers illegally through its drivers. He also wanted action against the Pathao drivers.
If the company fails to respond to the notice, legal action will be taken against it, said the notice.
Dhaka, Nov 6 (UNB) – The International Crimes Tribunal has finalised the probe report against seven suspected war crime criminals of Pirojpur.
They were charged for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971, said Abdul Hannan Khan, chief coordinator of ICT while talking at a press conference held at its office on Tuesday.
Senior coordinator Sanaul Haq and investigation officer Badrul Alam were present at the press conference.
Of the criminals, five were arrested while two remained absconding. Among the five arrestees, one died during investigation.
The accused were-- Abdul Mannan Hawlader, 74, Azhar Ali Hawlader alias Aju Munsi, 88, Ashraf ALi Hawlader, 67 and Moharaj Hawlader alias Hat Kata Moharaj, 68, of Hetalia in Bhandaria upazila of the district.
Fazlul Haque Hawlader, 75 died after arrest.
Bijoy Krishna Bala filed a case against the five war crimes suspects with Senior Judicial Magistrate Court of Pirojpur on October 6 in 2015. Later, the case was sent to International Crimes Tribunal.
Four allegations have been brought against the war crimes accused including killing of 24 people, one rape, and injuring four others by firing bullets, two of whom later died during the Liberation War.
Police started investigation against them on April 12, 2016. A total of 42 people have been made witnesses of the case while records of 33 witnesses were completed.
Kushtia, Nov 6 (UNB) – A court here on Tuesday directed for taking action against the plaintiff and a police official for filing a false case against a couple over instigating an elderly woman to commit suicide.
After hearing the case, Kushtia District and Session’s Judge Arup Kumar Goswami asked the magistrate concerned to take the action.
According to the case statement, Suchitra Karmakar, wife of Panchananda Karmakar of Charsalimpur village in Daulatpur upazila, took her life by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house.
On June 28, 2017, Chittaranjan Karmakar, nephew of Suchitra Karmakar, filed a case against her son Sushanta Karmakar and his wife Subarna Karmakar, alleging that they did not provide her food properly and instigated her to commit suicide either taking poison or hanging herself.
Police later submitted a charge-sheet against them.
During the hearing, the court found that the case was false, fabricated and motivated.
The court also acquitted Sushanta and Subarna from the charges.
Dhaka, Nov 6 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday directed the concern authorities to form a five-member committee to test water supplied by Dhaka Water Supply & Sewerage Authority (DWASA) through pipeline.
The two-member bench of Justice JBM Hasan and Justice Khairul Alam passed the order after hearing a writ petition attached with a report on presence of bacteria in WASA water.
The court also asked to submit the report within next two months.
The HC directed to include delegation from Local Government Department, icddr,b, Bureau of Research Testing and Consultation (BRPDC), Dhaka University’s Pharmacy department and Microbiological Science department.
Besides, the court also issued a rule asked the authorities concerned why their negligence and inaction in supplying water would not be declared illegal.
Secretaries to the Local Government Ministry, Health Ministry, director general of Directorate of Health, managing director of WASA and four others had been made respondent to reply the rule within four weeks.
Supreme Court Lawyer Md Tanvir Ahmed who filed the writ on October 14 said the World Bank published a report on the presence of bacteria in WASA water.
A World Bank report released on October 11 revealed that E. coli bacteria was present in 80 percent of private piped-water taps sampled across the country and a similar rate to water retrieved from ponds.
Dhaka, Nov 5 (UNB) - The High Court (HC) on Monday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why submission of blood test report should not be made compulsory for the brides and grooms before their marriage.
The court also sought explanation as to why dope test of job seekers would not be compulsory before joining any government service.
A bench of Justice ZBM Hasan and Justice Md Khairul Alam issued the rule.
Cabinet secretary, Law secretary, Health secretary, Inspector General of Police, Directorate General of Health Services, Director General of Narcotics Control Department were asked to respond to the rule within four weeks.
Supreme Court lawyer Syeda Shahin Ara Laile filed a writ petition on July 5 with the HC seeking blood test to detect Thalassemia and drug addiction of brides and grooms before marriage.
Advocate Aklas Uddin Bhuiyan stood for the writ petitioner and Deputy Attorney General Motahar Hossain Raju stood for the state.