Bagerhat, Sept 6 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday awarded death sentence to four people and two-year imprisonment to another person in a case filed over the murder of a human-hauler driver at Bhattabaliaghat village in Sadar upazila in 2013.
Judge of the Bagerhat Additional District and Session’s Court Md Hafizur Rahman delivered the verdict and fined the condemned convicts Tk 20,000 each.
The condemned convicts were identified as Sohagh Fakir, 28, Ibrahim Mollah, 27, Mizan Miah, 28, and Ismail Mollah, 33.
Joynal Gazi, 35, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment in the murder case.
Of the convicts, Sohagh and Ibrahim were present in the dock while the rest were tried in absentia.
According to the prosecution, the convicts strangulated Mamun Mollah, 20, a Nosimon driver, to death before taking away his three-wheeler on September 1 in 2013.
After failing to find the victim, his family filed a general diary with Sadar Bagerhat Police Station on September 9.
After 10 months on July 10, 2014, victim’s father filed a murder case against the convicts.
Later, police arrested Ibrahim and Sohagh from Narayanganj district and they confessed to killing Mamun.
Dhaka, Sept 6 (UNB) - Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) will closely monitor the legal action taken by the Rajuk as the Commission has found irregularities in building construction in the city.
A five-member team of ACC conducted a drive in the New Baily road area on September 5 as they were informed through hotline 106 about the irregularities in obeying building code.
The team led by an assistant director of ACC Moinul Hasan in presence of Rajuk officials found that a plot (17/2) in the New Baily road did not follow the rules of keeping 30 per cent space in all sides. But the multistoried building was established without following the proper guidelines.
Assistant authorized officer Abdul Latif and Inspector Zulfikar Ali Siddiqui primarily marked the building which did not follow the building code.
The team member of ACC said UNB that the official of Rajuk ensured them of taking the legal action including the evacuation of the unauthorized portion and imposition of the fine.
Members of the ACC team also said that the ACC will closely monitor all the steps taken in the legal process of RAJUK. Besides, the ACC will also investigate whether the officials of Rajuk have any negligence or not.
Earlier, the construction of the building outside the design of Rajuk in a plot of Niketon area of Gulshan was stopped on June 27, 2018, alongside the team also ensured the eviction through Rajuk. Likewise, on July 7, 2018, the construction work of a plot in Nikunjo-2 area was also stopped with the intervention of Rajuk.
Director General (administration) of the ACC and co-coordinator of the Enforcement Campaign Mohammad Munir Chowdhury said, "Disobeying the law is now a culture in our country which promotes the corruption. The surveillance of the ACC will continue to stop this trend from the country."
Dhaka, Sept 6 (UNB) - Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) approved the charge-sheet of a case against Sheikh Mohammad Ali, an alleged gold smuggler, on Thursday for amassing around TK 41 crore illegally.
An ACC official confirmed UNB about the approval of the charge-sheet.
Deputy Director of ACC Jalauddin Ahmed, the investigation officer, filed the case with Ramna Model Police Station on 13 November last year.
“Mohammad Ali submitted a detail statement of his asset worth around Tk 31 crore. But the investigation of ACC found his asset amounting to around Tk 72crore. It means that he did not disclose the detail of his asset worth Tk 41 core,” the official said.
ACC sent a notice to Mohammad Ali on June 12, 2016, for the submission of this asset return while he submitted the detail of his asset on July 31, 2016, mentioning the amount around only Tk 31 crore
Dhaka, Sept 6 (UNB) – Police on Thursday pressed charges against six people in a case over the death of two college students in a road accident on Airport Road on July 29.
The accused are Shahadat Hossain, owner of ‘Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan’ bus which is responsible for the accident, its driver Masum Billah, his assistant Enayet Hossain, owner of another ‘Jabal-e-Noor’ bus Jahangir Alam, its driver Zobair Sumon and his assistant Asad.
Among them, Asad and Jahangir Alam remain absconding.
DB Inspector Kazi Shariful Islam, also investigation officer of the case, submitted the chargesheet.
Talking to reporters at Dhaka Metropolitan Media Centre on Thursday afternoon, additional commissioner (DB) of DMP said that as the accident sparked student protests across the country, the investigation has been done within one month on priority basis.
“We expect that the court will start the trial soon and it will be finished soon. The highest punishment for the offence will be life term imprisonment,” said the DMP official.
It was found in the investigation that the accident took place following the competition of two drivers of the vehicles of ‘Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan’.
Earlier on July 29, Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, first year students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin 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.
Dhaka, Sept 5 (UNB) - Newly elected mayors of Rajshahi and Sylhet city corporations AHM Khairuzzman Liton and Ariful Haque Chowdhury took oath of office on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath at a ceremony held at the Shapla Hall of her office.
Later, 76 newly elected councillors from general wards and reserved seats of the two city corporations were also sworn in at the same venue. Of them, 40 councillors are from Rajshahi and 36 from Sylhet.
Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain administered the oath to the councillors. Local Government Division Senior Secretary Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan conducted the oath-taking ceremony.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith and Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader were present.
The elections to Rajshahi and Sylhet city corporations were held on July 30 last.
Awami League mayoral candidate AHM Khairuzzaman Liton was elected in Rajshahi city, while BNP’s Ariful Haque Chowdhury sealed the victory in Sylhet city.
The Prime Minister, however, said no one will be spared on political consideration in case of any irregularities and corruption, instigation to militancy and terrorism activities in any place.
Mentioning her government's plan to establish a medical university in Sylhet, she said her government never allocated budget for local bodies on political consideration.
“When we make fund allocations and undertake any project, we don’t consider what party they belong to as we consider the welfare of people,” she added.
Hasina said the government made huge allocations for the Sylhet City Corporation.
Underlining the importance of having a sustainable democratic system in the country, she said a country can prosper under a democratic rule. Over the last 10 years, Bangladesh has been able to achieve tremendous success in every sector due to uninterrupted democracy, she said.
Today Bangladesh is recognised as a role model of development, he said highlighting different socioeconomic development activities taken by her government since 2009.
Hasina said the Bangladesh Delta Plan-2100 has been prepared envisaging the next hundred years of development. “Bangladesh is now a developing country and we’ve to make it sustainable to go ahead.”