Dhaka, Nov 12 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Monday stayed a High Court that granted interim bail to suspended Shahjadpur municipality mayor Halimul Haque Miru over Daily Samakal's correspondent Abdul Hakim Shimul murder.
A five-member SC bench led by Justice Muhammad Imman Ali came up with the order after hearing on a petition filed by Shimul’s wife against HC order.
The SC also asked to file leave to appeal plea against the HC order within the next two weeks.
On November 4, the High Court (HC) granted interim bail to the suspended Shahjadpur municipality mayor.
Earlier on February 2, 2017, journalist Shimul was shot during a clash between a Chhatra League faction and Shahjadpur Mayor Halimul Haque Miru's supporters.
Later, Shimul’s wife Nurun Nahar filed a case accusing 18 people including the mayor.
Dhaka, Nov 12 (UNB) – Two suspected robbers were killed in reported gunfights with police in Savar upazila in Dhaka and Rangpur district early Monday.
In Savar, suspected robber Shamim Hossain, 55, son of late AbulKhayer, hailing from Jashore district, was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Tongabari area of Ashulia union.
A team of police arrested Shamim from highway on Sunday. Later, they conducted a drive to arrest members of his gang early in the morning, said Dipak Chandra Saha, officer-in-charge of Dhamrai Police Station.
When the team reachedthe area, Shamim’s cohorts opened fire on police, forcing them to fireback that triggered the gunfight, leaving him bullet injured.
The injured was taken to Savar upazila health complex where doctors declared him dead, said the OC.
He used to commit robbery on Dhaka-Aricha highway addressing him as DB police and was accused in several robbery cases filed with Dhamari Police Station.
In Rangpur, an unidentified robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Satani Charani area in Gangachhara Upazila around 2am.
On information that a gang of robbers was taking preparation for committing robbery in the area, a team police conducted a drive, said additional superintendent of police Saiful.
Sensing the presence of police, the gang members opened fire, prompting them to fire back, triggering the gunfight which left the robber bullet injured.
Later, the injured was taken to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 4 am.
Chattogram, Nov 12 (UNB) – BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury has been released on bail from the central jail here in a case filed under the ICT Act.
He walked out of the jail at 7:30 am on Monday, said Proshanto Kumar Banik, senior jailer of the jail.
The bail order reached the jail on Sunday.
Earlier on November 4, The High Court granted bail to Khosru in the case.
Chattogram city unit Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) acting general secretary Zakaria Dastagir filed the case under sections 57 (2) of ICT Act and 15 (3) of the Special Powers Act with Kotwali police station on August 4.
The case was filed after reported audio clip of telephonic conversation between the BNP leader and an unknown boy for intensifying the student movement, erupted after the death of two students in a road accident in the capital, went viral on Facebook and YouTube.
Dhaka, Nov 11 (UNB) - A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Sunday seeking its directive on the authorities concerned to hospitalise BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia again for her better treatment.
BNP chief's lawyer Barrister Nawshad Jamir filed the writ with the bench concerned of the court at noon.
Barrister Nawshad said the hearing on the writ petition is expected to be held on Monday at the bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Rajik Al Jalil.
Barrister Kaisar Kamal, BNP’s law affairs secretary, said, “Khaleda’s treatment was going on as per the HC directives but she was sent back to jail although her treatment was not completed.”
“We sought the continuation of her (Khaleda) treatment as she is still ill,” he added.
According to the writ petition, Khaleda needs to be taken to a specialised hospital for better treatment as she has been suffering from chronic diseases.
On October 6, Khaleda Zia was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for her better treatment in response to a court order.
On November 8, Khaleda was discharged from the BSMMU upon approval from the medical board formed for her treatment and produced before a makeshift court at old Central Jail in Niko graft case.
On February 8 last, a special court here sentenced Khaleda to five years' rigorous imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.