Dhaka, Sep 22 (UNB) – A court here on Sunday sentenced five members of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to 12 years imprisonment each in a case filed over the 2005 bomb attack in city’s Khilkhet.
The convicts are - Abdullah Al Suhail, Habibur Rahman Habib, Md Musa alias Mustafizur Rahman alias Samad alias Mintu, Md Abdur Rahman Masud, and Md Nurul Islam alias Ujjal alias Jubayer.
Habib and Samad are on the run.
Special Tribunal-2 Judge Md Al Mamun also fined each of them Tk 30,000. They will have to spend six more months in jail if they fail to pay the fine.
According to case statement, the convicts were behind a bomb blast near Khilkhet overbridge in front of the Rajuk market on August 17, 2005.
Assistant Sub-Inspector of Khilkhet Police Station Md Kawsar Alam filed the case after the attack and submitted charge sheet on November 2 the same year.
Prosecution lawyer Md Sahabuddin said JMB leader Ataur Rahman Sani was also accused in the case but his name was dropped after he was hanged in a murder case.
Dhaka, Sept 22 (UNB) - Ayesha Siddika Minni, accused in a case filed over her husband Rifat Sharif’s murder, met her lawyer advocate ZI Khan Panna on Sunday.
Minni and her father Mozammel Hossain visited the lawyer at his Supreme Court Bar chamber in the morning.
Mozammel told reporters that they came for legal advice.
Asked about the meeting, Advocate Panna said Minni came to Dhaka for treatment and met him for taking advice.
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.
Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond, the case’s main accused, was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2.
Police arrested Minni on July 16 in the murder case. She 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, she filed a petition with a Barguna court seeking withdrawal of her confessional statement.
On Aug 29, the High Court granted her bail on condition of staying in her father’s custody and refraining from talking to media.
Later, police pressed charges against 24 people, including Minni, in the murder case on September 1.
Minni was released from jail on Sep 3 after the Appellate Division upheld the High Court bail.
Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – A court here on Saturday placed the driver and the conductor of a ‘Victor Classic Paribahan’ bus on a 2-day remand each over the death of singer and music composer Parvez Rob in a road accident on September 5.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Mahmuda Aktar passed the order when investigation officer of the case Rashidul Islam, an inspector of Detective Branch (DB), submitted a petition seeking 10-day remand for each.
A special team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested driver Md Sumon from Masdair Bazar of Fatullah in Narayanganj and contactor Md Akhter Hossain from Dinarain in Naria upazila of Shariatpur on Friday.
Parvez Rob was killed being hit by a bus of Victor Classic Paribahan while he was waiting for another bus in front of East-West Medical College in the city’s Turag area.
DMP Deputy Commissioner (media), Masudur Rahman said that the conductor was driving the bus instead of the driver that ran over the victim.
A case was filed on September 6 with Turag Police Station in this connection.
After the accident, Parvez Rob’s son Yamin Alvi along with his friend Mehedi Hasan Choton went to Uttara sector 9 looking for the driver and conductor while another bus Victor Classic Paribahan hit them, killing Mehedi on the spot and injuring Alvi seriously.
Another case was file with Uttara West Police Station over the incident.
Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Saturday filed three cases against Golam Kibria Shamim who was arrested during a drive at his Niketon office on Friday.
The elite force filed the cases with Gulshan Police Station, Abdul Ahad, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told UNB.
He said the Rab members brought Shamim along with his seven bodyguards to the police station in the afternoon, and filed the three cases under the narcotic control, money-laundering prevention, and arms acts.
Ahad said they have sent Shamim and his bodyguards to the court.
Shamim is known as an influential contractor of Sabujbagh, Basabo and Motijheel areas of the capital.
Rab raided the house and office of Shamim, who amassed huge wealth as a contractor identifying himself as a Jubo League leader, in the Niketon area and arrested him with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money on Friday afternoon.
Rab Executive Magistrate Mohammad Sarwar Alam said they seized Tk 165 crore Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) and Tk 1.8 crore in cash and foreign currencies during the drive.
He said the seized money was obtained illegally by Shamim as there are allegations of extortion and tender manipulation against him.
“A foreign-made pistol, seven shotguns and a huge cache of bullets were also seized from the office of GKB & Company Pvt Limited, owned by Shamim. The firearms were allegedly used in extortion and tender manipulation,” the executive magistrate said.
Dhaka, Sept 19 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a High Court order granting bail to Tanzila Haq Chowdhury Mitu over instigating the suicide of her husband Mustafa Murshed Akash, a doctor of Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order dismissing a state plea seeking a stay on the HC order.
On August 28, the HC bench of Justice Md Emdadul Huq and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo granted bail to Mitu.
Akash, 33, killed himself in Chandgaon residential area of the port city of Chattogram in the early hours of February 1 last after an altercation with his wife Mitu about her alleged illicit affairs.
On the same day, police arrested Mitu over the suicide.
Family members said before his apparent suicide, Akash had shared photos of his wife on his Facebook profile and wrote about her alleged extramarital affairs before announcing his decision to end own life.
Akash's mother Jobeda Khanam filed a case with Chandgaon Police Station accusing Mitu, Mitu's father Anisul Haque Chowdhury and mother Shamim Shelly, sister Sanzila Haque Chowdhury, her alleged boyfriends Mahbubul Haque and Indian citizen Uttam Patel.