Sylhet, Oct 10 (UNB) – A 14-year girl was reportedly gang-raped by four people in Sunamganj sadar on Tuesday.
Police arrested two people -- bus driver Aniul Haque of Ikachai village in Jagannathpur municipality and Sunamganj bus-stop manager Burhan Uddin of Jagannatpur--in this connection on Thursday.
The victim hailing from Sonargaon village in Biswanath Upazila went out of her home following a family feud and reached Jagannathpur municipality area on Tuesday, said Sub-inspector Lutfar Rahman of Jagannathpur Police Station.
At one stage, she took shelter near a shop from where the culprits took the girl to Burhan Uddin’s house saying that they will escort her to her residence through a bus.
But, the arrestees along with two of their associates violated her whole night, leaving her severely injured.
Later in the morning, the victim went to the police station and disclosed the matter.
The girl was sent to Osmani Medical College Hospital medical check-up, said Naba Gopal Das, officer-in-charge of the police station.
Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) - Prime Minister's ICT adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Wednesday said the government should immediately issue a new ‘Interpol Red Notice’ for BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman who has been sentenced to life-term imprisonment in August 21 grenade attack cases.
After the verdict in the cases, Joy writes in his Facebook post, “We should also ask the UK to extradite him.”
“We don't have an official extradition treaty with the UK, but UN charter requires any member states to extradite or convict in their courts upon request. The UK has recently extradited four ISIS terror suspects to the US even though they may face the death penalty,” the ICT adviser writes.
Joy adds: “It took 42 years until our Awami League Government came to power and we were able to bring Jamaat to justice for war crimes during our War of Liberation. It took 34 years and the Awami League's return for my family to get justice for the murder of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu and my family on August 15th, 1975.”
“Today after 14 years we are getting justice for the grenade attack on my mother and the murder of many people I knew well, including Ivy Rahman,” he says.
Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday set October 14 to pass its order on a review petition seeking stay on the trial proceedings in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case in her absence.
A bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman set the date after concluding the hearing of the petition filed on September 27.
On September 20, Special Judge’s Court-5 ordered continuation of the trial proceedings of the case at the Old Dhaka Central Jail in absence of BNP chairperson.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry issued a gazette notification to hold the trial of Khaleda in the case at the jail after setting up a makeshift court there on September 4.
The case was filed by the Anti-corruption Commission with Tejgaon Police Station in August, 2011, accusing Khaleda and three others of abusing power to raise funds for the trust from unknown sources.
The BNP chairperson has been serving five years rigorous imprisonment as she was convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on February 8 this year.
Currently, Khaleda Zia is admitted to the BSMMU for better treatment in compliance with a court order.
The High Court on October 4 directed the government to immediately admit Khaleda Zia to the BSMMU and form a five-member medical board afresh for her treatment.
August 21, 2004 [BNP-led alliance in power]
At 5:22pm, Islamic militant outfit Huji carries out the grenade attack on an Awami League rally in Dhaka, killing 24 people and injuring 300 more. Sheikh Hasina narrowly escapes assassination attempt.
Attackers leave the spot safely, reportedly with the help of the administration and the law enforcement agencies.
Hasina blames the BNP-led government for the attack and asks it to quit.
August 22, 2004
Shocked Awami League activists stage protests and clash with police in the capital. The government forms a one-member judicial inquiry commission led by a High Court judge.
August 23, 2014
US President George W Bush expresses shock at the grenade attack. US Secretary of State Colin Powell phones Hasina and PM Khaleda Zia to convey the message.
The US, the UK, Pakistan and India offer help to probe the carnage.
The Detective Branch (DB) of police takes charge of investigation but fails to begin its work.
August 25, 2014
Several foreign missions in Dhaka express dissatisfaction over the government's poor performance in identifying the criminals involved in the 10-truck arms haul and bomb attacks in different parts of the country.
August 26, 2014
The government announces that it will seek Interpol's help to investigate the carnage. The CID takes over the investigation.
August 29, 2014
Interpol experts arrive in Dhaka, scan carnage scene and collect information from local investigators.
September 1, 2014
FBI agents arrive to probe the grenade attack.
September 5, 2014
US State Department's counter-terrorism coordinator Joseph Cofer Black arrives and meets Khaleda and Hasina.
October 2, 2014
The judicial inquiry commission claims in its report to have identified the perpetrators of the carnage, but its head Justice Joynul Abedin declines to disclose their identities, hinting at the involvement of foreign forces apart from the local ones.
July 31, 2007 [Caretaker Government]
A new CID official is given the charge for fresh investigation into the carnage.
June 11, 2008
The CID submits charge sheet accusing 22, including Huji leader Mufti Hannan and former deputy minister of the BNP-led government Abdus Salam Pintu. The chargesheet hints at the involvement of some government and security high-ups in the plot.
October 29, 2008
Court frames charges against the 22 accused (and begins trial the following month).
June 22, 2009 [AL-led alliance in power]
Prosecution files a petition with the court for further investigation to identify the suppliers of grenades and sources of financing.
August 3, 2009
Court orders further investigation.
August 12, 2009
A new CID official is assigned for conducting further investigation (and he continues the task for about 23 months).
July 3, 2011
The CID submits a supplementary chargesheet accusing 30 more individuals, including politicians, senior officials of civil and military intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
March 18, 2012
Court frames fresh charges against 30 individuals accused in the supplementary charge sheet, taking the number of accused to 52.
Khaleda Zia's elder son Tarique Rahman; then state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar; Harris Chowdhury, political secretary to then PM Khaleda; Jamaat leader and then social welfare minister Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed; then BNP MP Kazi Shah Mofazzal Hossain Kaikobad; then DGFI director Brig Gen Rezzaqul Haider Chowdhury; then NSI director general Brig Gen Abdur Rahim; owner of Hanif Paribahan Mohammad Hanif; and then councillor of DCC Ward-53 Ariful Islam Arif are charged with masterminding and approving the attack plan executed by Huji men and their accomplices.
Huji founder Abdus Salam, Huji leaders Moulana Sheikh Farid, Moulana Abdur Rouf and Moulana Abdul Hannan Sabbir, Kashmir-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader Abdul Malek alias Golam Mohammad, Pakistan-based LeT leader Yusuf Butt alias Majid Butt, Mufti Shafiqur Rahman, Mufti Abdul Hai, Hafez Moulana Yahya and Babu alias Ratul Babu are indicted for killing, causing grievous hurt, attempt to murder, abetment and criminal liability.
Then IGP Shahudul Haque and then DMP commissioner Ashraful Huda are charged with providing financial and administrative support to the attackers.
Then deputy commissioner (East) of the DMP Obaidur Rahman and then DC (South) of the DMP Khan Sayeed Hassan are charged with having the evidence of the attack vanish and providing the killers with administrative assistance.
Lt Commander (retd) Saiful Islam Duke, also the nephew and private secretary to then PM Khaleda; then director of Counter Terrorism Intelligence Bureau of DGFI Maj Gen ATM Amin; and then DGFI official (later sacked) Saiful Islam Joarder are charged with protecting militant Tajuddin, who supplied the Arges grenades used in the attack, and helping him flee to Pakistan.
Then senior officials of the CID -- SP Ruhul Amin, ASP Munshi Atiqur Rahman and ASP Abdur Rashid -- and former IGP Khoda Baksh Chowdhury are charged with misleading the case and creating the ridiculous Joj Mia drama to save the killers.
Ruhul Amin, Atiqur Rahman and Abdur Rashid were the officials who led the first investigation when Khoda Baksh was the IGP.
March 27, 2012
Aug 19, 2015
The court so far has recorded the statements of 176 witnesses out of 491 in the case.
September 18, 2018
October 10, 2018
Kishoreganj, Oct 10 (UNB) – President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday urged medical students and teachers acquire skills to ensure best service to people.
He made the urge while addressing at a programme of laying foundation of Abdul Kadir Molla hall of President Abdul Hamid Medical College and Hospital at the premises of the college.
“It is a matter of joy that a medical college has been established after my name. But it will hurt if any patient dies due to the lapses of the doctors. I do not expect such incidents,” he said.
The President said “I am requesting all students to study properly. Teachers will have to play the vital role to make the students skillful.”
He added that this medical college will not only serve people of Kishoreganj, it will be helpful for the adjacent areas like Sunamgnaj, Netrokona and Mymensingh. So doctors will have to make sure quality service in the hospital.
Referring to the admission of the foreign students in the college, President said “Some students from the neighboring countries such as India, Bhutan, and Nepal are going to admit into the college next year. So all concerned people including teachers and students will have to be alert in ensuring good environment for studying as it will reflect country’s image to them.”
President also emphasized that all concerned people have to pay more attention to produce skilled doctors to provide quality service.
Chairman of the medical college Rashida Khanom presided over the programme while director of the college Rasel Ahmed Tuhin spoke at the programme.
Earlier on the last of his three-day visit, President Abdul Hamid inspected the possible site at Joika Union of Karimganj Upazilla for Kishoreganj University in the morning.
The President attended several public meetings and held views-exchange meetings with a cross-section of people and different professional bodies today.
This is the third visit to Kishoreganj since he took oath of office as President for the second consecutive term on April 24.