Chapainawabganj, Aug 6 (UNB) – A court here on Tuesday sentenced three people to life imprisonment in a case filed over the recovery of 22 firearms and 136 bullets in Chapainawanj municipality area in 2016.
The lifers are Shah Alam, son of late Ayen Uddin of Shyampur Gopalpur village and M Abdul Kalam, son of M Dulu of Telputi Lambapara village in Shibganj upazila, and Mohammad Osman Ali, son of late Nurul Haque of Sadharpara village in Boalkhali upazila of Chattogram.
Of them, the latter was tried in absentia.
According to the prosecution, police recovered the firearms and ammunition during a drive at the house of Mohammad Shahin at Shankarbati in the municipality on October 24, 2016.
A case was filed against some unidentified people to this end.
Police pressed charges against four people on April 22, 2017 after investigation.
The court also acquitted an accused as the allegation brought against him could not be proved.
Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB) – A court here on Monday issued a warrant for the arrest of nine BNP leaders and activists, including its acting chairman Tarique Rahman and secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, in a case filed for issuing death threat to Bangladesh Jononetri Parishad President AB Siddique.
Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabroto Shikdar passed the order after hearing the statement of the complainant.
Earlier in the day, Bangladesh Jononetri Parishad President AB Siddique filed the case with the court accusing nine BNP men of issuing death threat to him.
The other accused are BNP chairperson's adviser Amanullah Aman, BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, Hafizur Rahman Rana and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader Emdadul Haque Bhuiyan.
According to the case statement, Rana sent a letter to the plaintiff on July 23 last by post threatening to kill him.
Later, he lodged a general diary with Hatirjheel Police Station seeking security.
Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB) – Aysha Siddika Minni, wife of Rifat Sharif, filed a petition with the High Court on Monday seeking bail in a case filed over the killing of her husband.
An HC bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman fixed Tuesday (tomorrow) for hearing on the petition.
Mozammel Hossain, father of Minni, filed the petition with the HC bench concerned in the morning.
Four lawyers including Advocate ZI Khan Panna and Ainun Nahar Siddiqua stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Rezaul Karim represented the state.
Rifat Sharif, 22, was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Government College on June 26. Minni appeared to be trying to protect him during the attack.
Police have so far arrested 16 people over the murder. Besides, main accused Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2.
Police arrested Minni on July 16 over the murder of her husband and was denied bail several times. She reportedly confessed to her involvement in the murder before the court on July 19, two days after her arrest.
On July 31, Minni filed a petition with a Barguna court seeking withdrawal of her confessional statement over the murder.
Faridpur, Aug 4 (UNB) – A tribunal here on Sunday sentenced five people to life term imprisonment in a case over gang-rape of two teenage girls after abduction in 2016.
The five convicts are—Ujjal Khan, 25, Shukur Ali, 26, Miraz Sheikh, 25, IliasBepari, 20 and ShafiMolla, 25 of Salepur village in Charbhadrason upazila of the district.
The court also fined them Tk one lakh each, in default, to suffer three years more rigorous imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, the convicts picked up the two girls of Salepur village by motorbikes and took them to a maize filed where they violated the girls in turns on April 14, 2016. They also videoed the incident.
The convicts then demand Tk one lakh from the families of the two victims with a threat that if they fail to provide the money the video footage will be uploaded on social networking sites.
However, the criminals uploaded the video footage on social networking sites after failing to realise the money from the family members of the victims.
On June 11, 2016, one of the victim’s father, filed a case with Charbhadrashon Police Station against five people.
After examining the records and witnesses, Faridpur District and Session Judge Mohammad Alamgir Kabir handed down the verdict.
Cox’s Bazar, Aug 3 (UNB)-Three suspected robbers and a drug peddler were killed in separate‘gunfights’at Nurullaghona hill and Dorgapara of Marine Drive road in Teknafupazila early Saturday.
The deceased were identified asMdJunayed, 36, Ayub, 30, MehediHasan, 35,and ImranMolla, 32, of Kalkiniupazila in Madaripur.
Pradeep Kumar Das, officer-in-charge ofTeknaf Police Station, said tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in Nurullaguna hill area at 4am when10-15 robbers including Junayed, Ayub were preparing to commit robbery in Kutubdia.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fireon them indiscriminately, prompting them to fire back in self defensethat triggered a gunfight.
After the gun battle, police recovered severely injured Junayed, Mehedi and Ayub from the spot and took them to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where doctors declared them dead, the OC said.
Police claimed that additional superintendent of police Rezwanand inspector Manas Barua were shot during the gunfight. Three other cops also sustained injuries.
Police recovered seven locally-made LGs, five sharp weapons and 25 rounds of bullet from the spot, the OC added.
In another incident, police recovered injured Imran Molla, who was severely wounded in an infighting between two groups of drug peddlers at Dorgapara of Marine Drive road at around 2am, said OC Pradeep Kumar Das.
Police took him to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where doctor declared him dead.
Police arrested two people in this connection.
The arrestees are SaifuddinShahin, 38, of Sonaimuriupazila in Noakhali and MdSiddique, 27, of Hatirghona area in Teknafupazila.
The dead bodies were sent to hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC added.