The High Court on Tuesday directed the government to form a high-level committee to examine whether Bangabandhu’s 7th March speech was presented wrongly in the constitution.
The HC-bench of Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md. Iqbal Kabir passed the order after a hearing on a writ filed by Supreme Court lawyer Subir Nandi Das on behalf of Kashed Ali, a resident of Raynagar village in Rajbari district on March 5.
The court also sought a report with all the documents after analysing every audio and video of the speech within six weeks.
Besides, the court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned why directives should not be given for attaching to the constitution the accurate speech delivered by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 7, 1971.
Secretaries to the Law Ministry, Information Ministry and others concerned have been asked to respond to the rule within four weeks.
Attorney general Mahbubey Alam and deputy attorney general Amit Das Gupto stood for the state.
According to the writ petitioner, the 7th March speech of Bangabandhu which was included in the constitution does not match the available audios and videos of the speech.
The High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail petitions of four body guards of GK Shamim in a money laundering case.
The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam also directed the investigation officer of the case to complete the investigation within four weeks after rejecting a rule on their bail.
Earlier, on March 3, the High Court asked the authorities concerned to submit a report within March 5 explaining how and on what basis the four bodyguards secured license for keeping arms.
The court also sought information about their income tax returns.
It also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why four bodyguards of GK Shamim should not be granted bail in the case.
The four body guards Mohammad Zahidul Islam, Mohammad Shahidul Islam, Kamal Hossain and Shamshad Hossain, filed bail petition with the High Court when a subordinate court rejected their bail plea on December 24.
On Monday, their lawyer submitted affidavit copies of their income tax returns
Md Khurshid Alam Khan stood for Anti-corruption commission, deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin Manik, assistant attorney general Mahjabin Rabbani Dipa represented the state.
Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim, who was known as an influential contractor of Sabujbagh, Basabo and Motijheel areas of the capital, was arrested on September 20, 2019.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members seized illegal firearms and Fixed Deposit Receipts (FDRs) worth Tk 165 crore, Tk 1.8 crore in cash and foreign currencies from his house and office at Niketan.
The elite force filed three cases –- one under the narcotics control, one under the money-laundering prevention and the other under the arms acts -– against Shamim with Gulshan Police Station on September 21.
The four bodyguards of Shamim were shown arrested in a money-laundering case.
The High Court on Monday ordered the instant release of a prisoner who has been in jail for four years although he was handed a one-year jail term.
The victim is Rezaul Kabir Sweet, a resident of Kolapara in Munshiganj district.
Following a writ petition, the HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice M Mostafizur Rahman also sought lower court documents of the case and issued a rule.
It asked home secretary, Inspector General of Police (IGP), judge of the Special Judge Court-8 of Dhaka, Inspector General of Prisons, Gazipur Jail Super, Kashimpur Senior Jail Super and plaintiff Md Mujibur Rahman to reply to the rule within four weeks.
Md Shishir Monir and Asad Uddin who stood for Sweet said Sweet was arrested in a case filed over cheque dishonour on August 5, 2015.
On September 18, 2018, the lower court awarded him one year in jail showing him fugitive although he never secured bail after his arrest.
He sent a letter to the court through the jail authorities on August 6, 2019 describing the matter. But the court did not take any measure in this regard.
Later, a writ petition was filed with the HC in this connection.
A court here on Monday took the charges into congnisance against four accused over the murder of housewife Sagira Morshed Salam who was killed 30 years ago in front of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in the city.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes took the charges into cognisance and fixed March 15 for charge framing.
Advocate Jotirmoy Barua stood for the plaintiff, Advocate Mosharaf Hossain for the accused while Additional Public Prosecutor Tapos Kumar Pal represented the state.
Earlier on January 16, PBI Inspector M RafiqulIslam, also investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge-sheet in the case.
The charge-sheeted accused are victim’s bother-in-law (husband’s elder brother) Dr Hasan Ali Chowdhury, 70, his wife Sayedatul Mahmuda Shaheen, 64, Shaheen's brother Anas Mahmud Rezwan ,59, and hired killer Maruf Reza, 59.
The arrestees also filed separate petitions to withdraw their confessional statement that they had given earlier before a court over their involvement in the killing, said Jotirmoy Barua.
Sagira was shot to death in broad daylight on July 25, 1989 in the capital's Bailey Road area when she was going to Vikarunnesa School by a rickshaw to fetch her daughter.
Sagira’s husband Abdus Salam Chowdhury filed a murder case against some unknown people with Ramna Police Stati on the same day. But the trial proceedings of the case remained stayed for 28 years following a High Court order.
Finally, the PBI got the task to investigate the murder on July 17 last as an HC bench ordered further investigation vacating the stay order.