Dhaka, Dec 23 (UNB) – The High Court on Sunday ordered the Chattogram District Magistrate to dispose of BNP Vice-Chairman Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury’s petition seeking division in jail within a span of 15 days.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice Rajik Al Jalil passed the order after hearing on the petition filed by Giasuddin’s son Samir Quadir Chowdhury.
His lawyer Barrister Ruhul Kuddus Kajol said Giasuddin deserves a division in jail as he was elected MP in the third and the seventh parliamentary elections.
Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury, also the younger brother of executed war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, was sent to jail in four cases, including a treason case, filed by a BCL leader on November 22.
Dhaka, Dec 22 (UNB) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) once again warned its officials and employees not to use the commission’s logo on their vehicles.
The Commission, for the first time in 2016, ordered its officials and employees not to use the commission’s logo in any of their official or private vehicles.
ACC source said the Commission had taken legal and administrative steps to curb the use of its logo on vehicles as the commission have been informed that some individuals are still using the ACC logo.
ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar said the Commission is determined to stop such illegal activities. “So, everyone is being requested to inform the commission on mobile no. 01711644675 if they find any vehicles with the ACC logo."
In this context, the chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission Iqbal Mahmood said the use of the logo in the vehicle was completely prohibited by an administrative order.
“The ACC is active in stopping such illegal activities. We expect that no one will use the ACC logo anymore. If anybody uses it, the commission will take legal action against them,” he said.
Dhaka, Dec 20 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday issued a warrant for the arrest of 38 leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies, including party candidate for Dhaka- 12 constituency and Jubo Dal President Saiful Alam Nirob, in a case filed over a clash with law enforcers in the High Court area last year.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sorafuzzaman Ansari issued the arrest warrant after taking cognisance of a charge-sheet filed against them in the case.
Earlier on December 15, investigation officer and sub-inspector of Shahbagh Police Station Md Ramzan Ali submitted the charge-sheet against 71 BNP leaders and activists, including Joint Secretary General Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel, Jubo Dal General Secretary Sultan Salahuddin Tuku and Nirob.
The IO sought an arrest warrant for the 38 BNP men as they have been on the run.
On December 19, 2017, a clash took place between police and BNP men when they gathered in the High Court Mazar area as the motorcade of their chairperson Kheleda Zia was passing through the area after she appeared before a makeshift court in Bakshibazar in a graft case.
Later, sub-inspector of Shahbagh Police Station Jamsedur Rahman filed a case in this regard.
Dhaka, Dec 20 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday stayed the candidature of nine aspirants, including 6 BNP candidates, of the 11th national election as they didn’t resign from the posts of upazila chairmen ahead of contesting the national election.
The HC-bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam came up with the orders following writs filed by other candidates.
Now, it has become uncertain whether they would be able to contest the election, said Deputy Attorney General Motahar Hossain Saju.
Earlier, their nominations were rejected by the returning officers.
After filing appeals with Election Commission, they got back their candidature.
The candidates are—Faridul KabirTalukderShamim of Jamalpur-4 (BNP), Abdul Muhit Talukder of Bogura-3 (BNP), Md Muslim Uddin of Brahmanbaria-4 (BNP), Advocate Abdul Majid of Jhenaidah-2 (BNP), Fazlur Rahman of Joypurhat-1, Abu Sayeed Chand of Rajshahi-6 (BNP), Bashirullah Juru of Brahmanbaria ( Independent), Mahmud Hasan Sumon of Mymensingh-8 ( Awami League’s rival) and Md Asaduzzaman of Rangpur-1 (Awami League’s rival).