Feni, July 4 (UNB) – The case filed against SM Sirajuddoula, principal of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa for sexually harassing his student Nusrat Jahan Rafi before burning her to death, was shifted to Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal on Thursday.
Feni Senior Judicial Magistrate Zakir Hossain shifted the case fixing July 9 for the next hearing.
On Wednesday, the court took cognisance of charges brought against SM Sirajuddoula after Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) submitted the charge-sheet.
The PBI submitted the 271-page charge-sheet 98 days into the sexual harassment of the madrasa girl. A total of 29 people were made witnesses in the case.
Meanwhile, night guard M Mostafa of the madrasa testified before the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal on Thursday in murder case filed over the killing of Nusrat.
Tribunal Judge Mamunur Rashid fixed July 7 for the next hearing.
On March 27, Sirajuddoula sexually harassed Nusrat in his office. Her mother filed the case against the principal the following day.
On April 6, Nusrat was set afire at an examination centre allegedly by people loyal to the principal after he was arrested and subsequently suspended following the filing of the case.
She lost her battle for life on April 10 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital.
Dhaka, July 4 (UNB) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday approved a chargesheet against former counselor of Bangladesh High Commission in Canada Maksud Khan.
ACC Deputy Director (head office) Mahbubul Alam, now serving at its district office Chottagram-2, filed the case against Maksud Khan for reportedly embezzlement of over TK 2.5 crore.
The case was filed with Shahabagh Police Station on December 13, 2017.
The chargesheet is expected to be submitted to court very soon.
The case statement revealed that Maksud siphoned off the money, equivalent to about 415,000 Canadian dollars, from government fund allocated for Machine Readable Passport (MRP) project.
Allegations are also there that Maksud, who was also the PS to ex-Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, allegedly took money from many expatriate Bangladeshis promising them to help resolve their MRP-related issues.
Dhaka, July 4 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday sent the nephew of suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman to jail in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Judge KM Imrul Kayes of Dhaka Senior Special Court passed the order after rejecting a bail plea of the accused Mahmudul Hasan, sub-inspector of Dhaka Kotwali Police Station.
Earlier, Mahmudul surrendered before the court and sought bail. DIG Mizan was also sent to jail on Tuesday in the graft case.
ACC Director Manzur Morshed filed the case against Mizan, his wife Sohelia Anar Ratna, nephew sub-inspector Mahmudul Hasan and younger brother Mahabubur Rahman on June 24. Mizan was suspended the next day.
They were accused of accumulating wealth worth Tk 302,868,000 illegally and concealing information of assets amounting to Tk 30,705,000.
A private TV channel reported recently that Mizan gave Tk 40 lakh to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Director Khandaker Enamul Basir to get clean chit in the corruption case.
DIG Mizan was an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). He was withdrawn on January 9 last year following the allegation of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel.
He had also reportedly married a woman forcibly and tortured her. Mizan allegedly picked the 25-year-old woman up in July, 2017 and then forcibly married her.
He had also implicated her in a false case whereby she was arrested and remained in jail for three weeks.
Dhaka, July 4 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday said it does not like any extrajudicial killing in the country.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the remarks when the state counsel placed the progress report on Rifat Sharif killing case.
“Nayon Bond was not made overnight… someone had made him a criminal and nurtured him from behind the scene,” the HC bench observed.
The HC bench maintained that these are not the matters of court as these are the matters of the administration.
Earlier in the day, Deputy Attorney General Barrister Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar placed the progress report of the Barguna DC and SP in connection with the Rifat murder case where he mentioned that a total of five accused in the murder case and four suspects have been arrested in this connection as of today.
Besides, the report said, when police went to arrest an accused on July 2 his supporters opened fire on police, forcing them to fire back. Later, the body of Nayon Bond was recovered from the spot.
On June 27, the High Court asked the government to issue red alert along the border so that the perpetrators of Rifat murder cannot leave the country.
It also asked Deputy Attorney General (DAG) ABM Abdullah AL Mahmud Bashar to inform the court about the progress on the case and fixed July 4 for the next hearing.
Rifat Sharif, 22, was hacked to death by miscreants in front of his wife in the district town of Barguna on June 26. The entire incident was captured in a surveillance camera that went viral in social media.
Barguna, July 3 (UNB) – A court here on Wednesday placed Rifat Farazi, an accused in the Rifat Sharif murder case, on a seven-day remand over the gruesome murder of the youth.
Rifat Farazi, son of Dulal Farazi of Dhansiri area of the municipality, is the number two accused in the sensational murder case.
Md Sirajul Islam Gazi, senior judicial magistrate of Barguna, passed the order when Md Humayun Kabir, Inspector of Sadar Police Station and the investigation officer (IO) of the case, sought a 10-day remand for interrogating him.
In the early hours of Wednesday, a police team arrested Rifat Farazi from the municipality area.
The main accused, Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond, was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Sadar upazila on Tuesday.
He was buried at the family graveyard of his maternal grandfather at Burjirhat village in Sadar upazila on Tuesday night.
Rifat Sharif, 22, was hacked to death by criminals in front of his wife Ayesha SiddikaMinni in broad daylight in the district town on June 26. The incident was caught on surveillance camera.
Ten people, including five FIR-named accused, have so far been arrested over the murder.
On Monday, two accused -- Mohammad Oli and Tanvir Hossain -- reportedly confessed before a court here to their involvement in the killing.