Dhaka, Oct 28 (UNB)- A writ petition has been filed with the High Court seeking to give barrister Mainul Hosein the first-class division in jail.
Mainul's wife Saju Hossain filed the writ on Sunday with the bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Rajik AL Jalil, said his lawyer Khandaker Mahbub Hossain.
The hearing is likely to be held today, he added.
On October 23, the lower court sent Barrister Mainul Hosein to jail in a case filed for defaming journalist Masuda Bhatti on a TV talk show.
Detective Branch of police arrested the former caretaker government adviser from in front of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) President ASM Abdur Rob’s Uttara residence on Monday night (October 22).
According to the case statement, Mainul was connected via video link to a live talk show programme hosted by Mithila Farzana on private channel Ekattor TV, where Masuda Bhatti was a studio guest on October 16. He tarnished the image of Masuda Bhatti, the statement says.
Sylhet, Oct 25 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday sent BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s adviser Khandaker Abdul Muktadir and three other BNP men to jail in a sabotage case.
Sylhet Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mustain Billah passed the order after police produced them before his court.
An hour after the maiden rally of Jatiya Oikyafront, Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Muktadir from in front of Rose Valley Hotel in the city around 6:30pm on Wednesday as he went there to meet the party’s senior leaders.
Later, Muktadir was shown arrested in a case filed with Kotwali Police Station on October 15 in connection with an attack on police from a rally of Swechchhasebak Dal.
Dhaka, Oct 25 (UNB) – Tough action will be taken if any attempt is made to deteriorate the law and order situation in the capital ahead of the national election, warned Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia on Thursday.
“Strict action will be taken against individuals or groups or organisations if any attempt is made to deteriorate the law and order situation ahead of the next election. The class and the profession will not be considered while taking action,” said the DMP chief while speaking at a press briefing held at the DMP Media Centre.
Now the law and order situation in the country is much better than in the past, and there is no possibility of deterioration in it either, he claimed, adding that the situation of 2013-14 would not revisit.
When his attention was drawn to a video clip of a woman being harassed by policemen while travelling alone in a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in the city’s Rampura area early Tuesday, the DMP Commissioner said a three-member committee has already been formed headed by Deputy Commissioner (Motijheel Division) Anwar Hossain to probe the incident. “The committee was asked to submit its report within 48 hours and action will be taken as per the probe report.”
He also said the number of allegations against police has seen a fall due to punishment being meted to disgruntled policemen.
Asaduzzaman said the DMP has been observing traffic discipline week in the city from Wednesday which will continue till October 30.
He also urged the city dwellers to obey the traffic rules on the city streets.
Dhaka, Oct 25 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday framed charges against six people in a case filed over the death of two college students in a road accident on Airport Road on July 29.
Those indicted are the owners of two 'Jabal-e-Noor' buses Shahadat Hossain and Jahangir Alam, drivers Masum Billah and Zobair Sumon and assistants Enayet Hossain and Asad.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order following hearing on charge framing.
The court also fixed November 1 for hearing the deposition of witnesses in the case.
Earlier, on October 22, a court set October 25 for charge framing hearing in the case.
On September 6, Inspector KaziShariful Islam of Detective Branch (DB) of Police submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court against the six people.
According to the case statement, the accident took place following the competition of two drivers of the vehicles of 'Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan'.
DiyaKhanamMim and Abdul KarimRajib, first-year students of ShaheedRamizUddin Cantonment College, were killed as a bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road in the capital.
The accident triggered a widespread protest by students, demanding safe roads and seeking justice for their fellows.
Kushtia, Oct 25 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday convicted three people and sentenced them to death for killing a schoolboy after abduction in 2011.
The convicts are—Sabbir Khan, son of Gaffar Khan, Helal Uddin Dany, son of Azam Ali of Kalishankarpur area in the district town and Abdur Rahim alias Epier, son of Moslem Sheikh of Bheramara upazila.
According to the prosecution, Mutasim Bin Mazed alias Hridoy, 14, a class VIII student of Zila School and a resident of Mollategharia East Para, was kidnapped by the convicts on May 23, 2011.
After four days of kidnap, the kidnappers demanded Tk 12 lakh as ransom from his mother Taslima Khatun over phone.
After negotiations, Taslima provided Tk two lakh to the kidnappers upon their promise of returning back Hridoy.
But after receiving the ransom money, the kidnappers didn’t return Hridoy .Then Taslima filed a case with Kushtia Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal.
Police arrested 10 people in this connection and following the statement of the convicts, police unearthed the body of Hridoy from near a brick kiln field on Bheramara-Kushtia highway on October 3, 2014, 134 days after the abduction.
After examining the records and witnesses Kushtia District and Sessions Judge Munshi Mohammad Mashier Rahman handed down the verdict.