Dhaka, July 8 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday extended for two months its previous order that stayed a High Court order that prevented a Bangladesh Bank policy offering special privileges to loan defaulters from being implemented.
A 4-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order during a hearing on a petition filed by Bangladesh Bank.
The SC also said the loan defaulters who are entitled in the policy could not get any new loans from the banks during this period.
It also asked to hear the rule issued in this regard before the HC bench led by Justice JBM Hasan.
Advocate Manzill Murshid stood for the petitioner while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented the state.
Earlier, on July 2, the Chamber Judge stayed the High Court order after hearing an appeal filed by the Finance Ministry.
On May 16, the central bank offered special privileges for loan re-scheduling and one-time payment. Defaulters were allowed to re-schedule loans with 2 percent down payment.
Besides, defaulters will be able to pay the rest of their loans in 10 years and they were also cleared to take more loans from the bank – but the SC overruled this last bit.
On the same day, the court ordered the central bank to submit a list by June 24 of those who defaulted on loans above Tk 1 crore in the past two decades, the amount of loans that got interest waivers and measures taken to prevent irregularities when providing such waivers.
In January, Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh filed the writ petition seeking a commission to recommend restrictions on loan interest waivers and probe irregularities in the sector.
Tangail, July 8 (UNB) –The Appellate Division on Monday upheld the bail granted by the High Court to former Awami League MP from Tangail-3 (Ghatail) Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over killing of two Jubo League leaders.
A four-member bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order rejecting a petition filed by the state seeking stay on the bail order.
Talking to reporters Rana’s lawyer Monsurul Haq Chowdhury said now there is no bar to Rana’s release from jail following the court order.
Advocate Monsurul Haq Chowdhury stood for Rana while attorney general Mahbubey Alam and deputy attorney general Md Bashir Ullah represented the state.
On July 1, the Appellate Division stayed till today (July 8) the bail granted by the High Court to Rana in the case and asked the state counsel to file a regular leave to appeal petition by July 8.
Earlier, on June 20, the Appellate Division stayed the High Court order that had granted permanent bail to former MP Rana in the case, till July 1.
The High Court on June 19 granted permanent bail to Rana in the case.
Baghil union Juba League leaders Mohammad Shamim and Mohammad Mamun went missing on July 16, 2012 in the district town.
The following day, Shamim’s mother filed a general diary with Tangail sadar police station.
Later, police arrested several suspects over the incident when two of the arrestees - Shahadat Hossain, 16 and Hiron Mia, 27 - revealed that both of the Juba League leaders had been murdered as the order of MP Rana.
Rana surrendered to the Tangail additional district and session’s judge court on September 18, 2016 ending his 22-month fugitive run in another murder case.
Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) - The High Court on Sunday issued a role to know why the judicial power of the Narail District and Sessions Judge will not be withdrawn.
Responding to a petition, an HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice MD Mostafizur Rahman passed the order asking the Judge concerned to respond to the rule within four weeks.
Narail Judge Sheikh Abdul Ahad exempted the prime accused in a murder case and formed complaint against remaining accused on June 10.
One Nazmul Huda filed the case with Kalia Police Station following the murder of his brother named Enamul in front of Chondinagar Government Primary School of the area on February 10, 2015.
A total of 67 people were made accused in the case where Mollik Majharul Islam was the prime accused. But the judge exempted Mollik from the charge.
However, Nazmul Huda filed a petition with the High Court seeking the cancellation of the order of the Narail Judge.
Hearing the petition on Sunday, the HC bench passed the order and fixed July 30 for further hearing, said the plaintiff’s lawyer Mohammad Hossain Lipu.
In the court, Deputy Attorney General Nusrat Jahan represented the state while Mohammad Hossain Lipu and Abdul Alim argued for the plaintiff.
Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) - The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday filed a case against former secretary ATM Sarwar Hossain and his wife Nazma Akhter for amassing huge wealth illegally.
ACC deputy director Manjur Joynal Abedin filed the case with Dhaka-1 coordinated district office under the Anti-Corruption Commission Act-2004 and Money Laundering Prevention Act-2012, said spokesman of the national anti-graft body Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya.
He said the couple in collusion with each other amassed wealth worth Tk 5.84 crore beyond known sources of income through taking bribe and corruption, and laundered the money.
Sarwar Hossain, former Fisheries and Livestock secretary, also served as a member of the National Board Revenue.
Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – Former Textiles and Jute Minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui will have to remain in jail as the High Court on Sunday denied bail to him in a corruption case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam passed the order when Latif’s lawyer filed a petition seeking bail for him.
Senior lawyer Yusuf Hossain Humayun stood for Latif Siddiqui while deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin Manik and assistant attorney general Helena Begum China represented the state and Advocate Omar Faruk argued for the ACC.
On June 20, a Bogura court sent Latif Siddiqui to jail rejecting his bail plea in the case.
On February 18 last, ACC Assistant Director Md Aminul Islam submitted the charge-sheet against him in the corruption case.
According to the case statement, Latif Siddiqui sold 2.38 acres of land of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation at Dariapur village in Adamdighi upazila to Begum Jahanara without any tender for just Tk 23 lakh, which was just over one-thirds of its market value said to have been Tk 64 lakh at the time.
A corruption case was filed with Adamdighi Police Station accusing Siddiqui and Jahanara on October 17, 2017 for incurring a loss of Tk 40.70 lakh to the public exchequer.