Evaly CEO Rassel, Chairman Nasrin indicted in DSA case
A Dhaka court on Thursday indicted controversial e-commerce platform Evaly’s Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Md Rassel and its Chairman Shamima Nasrin facing charges under the Digital Security Act case. The decision means the formal trial in the case started on Thursday. Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge AM Zulfiqar Hayat passed the order to frame the charges against the MD and chairman of the Evaly. The court also set May 2 for recording the testimonies in the case, he said. Rassel was produced before the court with a petition to relieve him from the charges while the court turned down it. On the other hand, counsels of absconding Nasrin, the wife of Rassel, refrained from the hearing. Counsel Nazrul Islam Shamim stood for the state while lawyer Ahsan Habib represented the defendants during the hearing in the case. Read more: Evaly chairman released from Kashimpur jail Defence lawyer said Rassel demanded justice by claiming himself innocent. On September 16, 2021, Rassel and Nasrin were arrested in a raid on their home in the capital's Mohammadpur area. The owners of Evaly were allegedly involved in embezzlement of several hundred crores of taka. They were arrested after a victim filed a case against them. Arif Baker lodged the case with Gulshan police station accusing the couple of stealing customers' money and fraudulence. The couple was later sent to jail.
Japan-born girls: Dhaka court to hear father's appeal on custody
Dhaka, Feb 16 (UNB)-A Dhaka court on Thursday agreed to hear an appeal filed by Bangladesh-born US Citizen Engineer Imran Sharif challenging a family court verdict that allowed his estranged Japanese wife Nakano Eriko to keep their two daughters in her custody. Dhaka District and Sessions Judge AHM Habibur Rahman Bhuiyan accepted the appeal for hearing in this connection. Apart from this, the court will hold a hearing for mutual understanding between the girls' parents on the issue. The daughters along with their parents were present at the court during Thursday's hearing. Earlier on February 1, an appeal petition was filed by the father at Dhaka District and Sessions Judge Court. Later, the court fixed February 16 for hearing the appeal. However, the family court earlier rejected an appeal filed by the father for custody and guardianship of the children. On January 29 this year, Dhaka's Second Additional Assistant Judge and Family Court passed an order allowing the mother to keep the two children in her care. The court also allowed the mother to take the children Nakano Jasmine Malika and Laila Lina to Japan whenever she wants. After 12 years of marriage, on January 18, 2020, Eriko, a physician, appealed for divorce from Engineer Imran Sharif over marital dispute. On January 28, 2021 she also filed a case with a Tokyo family court for custody of their three children. But on February 21, Imran returned to Bangladesh with the first two girls from Japan. Meanwhile a Japanese court passed a verdict putting the children under their mother’s custody. On August 19, 2021 - days after coming to Bangladesh - Eriko filed a writ petition before the High Court here seeking custody of the two girls. Read more: Family court awards custody of daughters to Japanese mother On November 21, 2021, an HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman ruled that the Japan-born daughters of Imran and Eriko would stay with their father. However, the mother could exclusively meet the daughters, aged 11 and 10, three times a year for 10 days at a time and Imran, the father, will bear her travel and accommodation expenses, said the court. On February 13 last year, the Appellate Division ordered that the custody of the two girls will be decided by the family court and until then the two children will remain with their mother. Eriko tried to leave Dhaka with her two daughters on December 23 last year but the aviation authority sent them back as per the court order. On December 29, father Imran Sharif filed a case at Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate court in connection with the incident. Later, the court asked the Police Bureau of Investigation to investigate the incident and submit its report.
One gets jail unto death, another life term jail for killing minor boy in city
A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced a man to imprisonment unto death and another one to life imprisonment for killing a seven-year-old boy in Kadamtoli of Shyampur upazila in the capital. The convict who was got jail unto death was Md Hanif while the lifer was Zahid Hossain. Judge of Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court-4, Mohammad Morshed Alam pronounced the judgement in absence of the convicts. Also read; 2 sentenced to death in absentia for murder in Gopalganj The court also fined Hanif Tk 50,000, in default, to suffer six months more rigorous imprisonment while fined Zahid Tk 5,000, in default, to suffer five months more in jail. The court also issued arrest warrants against them. According to the prosecution, the convicts took Abdullah, 7, son of Golam Mostafa of Kadamtoli area, to a fallow land near Ujala Match factory on September 21, 2016 and killed him with a stone. Mostafa, father of Abdullah, filed a case with Kadamtoli Police Station. Police on January 17, 2018, submitted chargesheet against the convicts.
Dhaka court dismisses BNP’s complaint against DB chief, 9 others over ‘vandalising Nayapaltan office’
A Dhaka court today dismissed a complaint filed by BNP against chief of Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Harun Or Rashid and nine others over "vandalising" BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on December 7, 2022. Nazim Uddin, a member of BNP's executive committee, filed the complaint with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury (CMM) earlier in the day. However, the court dismissed the complaint, Arman Hossain, bench assistant of that court, told UNB. On December 7 last year, a Swechchasebak Dal leader was killed and around 50 others were injured in a clash between BNP activists and police in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office, ahead of its December 10 rally. Also read: BNP files complaint with Dhaka court against DB chief, 9 others over ‘vandalising Nayapaltan office’ Police arrested 470 BNP activists and leaders in connection with the clash and they were sued in two cases filed with Paltan and Motijheel police stations.
BNP files complaint with Dhaka court against DB chief, 9 others over ‘vandalising Nayapaltan office’
A complaint was filed with a Dhaka court today against the chief of Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), Harun Or Rashid, and nine others over “vandalising” BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on December 7, 2022. Nazim Uddin, a member of BNP’s executive committee, lodged the complaint with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury (CMM). The court also recorded the statement of the plaintiff, said Nazim’s lawyer Masud Ahmed Talukdar. Read more: 1 killed in police-BNP clash at Nayapaltan; Over 150 leaders, activists held However, the court has not given any order yet over accepting the case, said Arman Hossain, bench assistant of that court. On December 7 last year, a Swechchasebak Dal leader was killed and around 50 others were injured in a clash between BNP activists and police in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office, ahead of its December 10 rally. Police arrested 470 BNP activists and leaders in connection with the clash and they were sued in two cases filed with Paltan and Motijheel police stations.
Peruvian national gets life term in narcotics case
A Dhaka court on Wednesday sentenced a Peruvian national to life term imprisonment in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act. The convict is Jaime Burgle Gomez. Judge Fatema Ferdous of Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court-5 handed down the judgment. The court also acquitted two other accused - Md Abdus Salam and Salah Uddin- as the charges brought against them were not proved, said state counsel Lawyer Rezaur Rahman. According to the case statement, Jaime was scheduled to fly to India on a flight of Emirates Airlines from Sao Paulo, Brazil. But the flight changed its route and landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on September 1 in 2015. Read more: Indian citizen gets life term in Chapainawabganj Airport customs officers searched Jaime on aninformation and found two kg of cocaine worth Tk 52 crore. A case was filed at Airport Police Station. Investigating the case, Inspector Mofazzal Hossain of the Directorate of Investigation submitted a chargesheet against three people on December 2 of the same year. On April 7, 2016, the court started the trial by framing charges against the accused. Read more: Indian citizen returns after serving jail term in Bangladesh
Top Ansar al-Islam leaders behind militants’ escape from Dhaka court: CTTC chief
The two militants – convicted to death in publisher Dipan murder case – were snatched from police custody on a Dhaka court premises at the instruction of top Ansar al-Islam leaders. Additional Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman, chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan police (DMP), said this at a press briefing at the DMP media centre on Thursday noon. On Wednesday, CTTC arrested Mehdi Hasan Omi alias Rafi (24), a member of the military wing of Ansar al-Islam, who law enforcers said was involved in the escape of the two convicted militants. Rafi is an accused in the case which was filed with Kotwali Police Station in connection with the incident. Read more: Escape of militants from court premises: CTTC arrests 1 Rafi used to recruit members in the ‘Askari’ wing of the banned militant group, in coordination with sacked army major Syed Ziaul Haque alias Major Zia, said the CTTC chief. Rafi led his team in helping the two convicted militants escape from the Dhaka court premises, he said, adding that three cases under the Anti-Terrorism Act were filed with Dhaka's Mohammadpur, Sutrapur and Badda Police Stations against Rafi for his involvement in anti-state and anti-government activities in 2016. Rafi used to communicate with the other accused during regular appearances at the court during trials of terrorism cases and informed them of the group’s plans, said the CTTC officer. On November 20, Rafi led his group in whisking away the two militants, who were sentenced to death in publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case, from the CMM court premises in Dhaka after using pepper spray on the faces of the policemen, he added. The escapees are Ansar al-Islam members Md Abu Siddique Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab and Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Samir alias Sifat alias Imran. Read more: Mastermind behind militant escape from custody identified: CTTC Chief Police filed a case against 20 people in connection with the escape of the two death row convict militants from the Dhaka court. A five-member probe body was also formed by the Bangladesh Police on the same day and it was asked to submit its report within three working days.
Another probe body formed over 2 militants’ escape from court premises
The Security Services Division of the Home Ministry has formed a four-member committee to probe the escaping of two death row convicts, also members of banned militant group Ansar al-Islam, from the premises of a Dhaka court on Sunday. The ministry issued a notification in this regard on Sunday (November 20). Read more: 2 militants who escaped from Dhaka court will be arrested any time soon: DB Chief The committee, headed by additional secretary (Prison sub-division) of the Security Services Division, has been asked to submit its report within seven working days, said the notification. On Sunday, two members of the banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam, who were sentenced to death in Jagriti Publications publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case, escaped from the premises of Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate Court (Dhaka CMM Court). Read more: Five cops suspended over escape of 2 convicted militants The escapees are Md Abu Siddique Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab and Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Samir alias Sifat alias Imran. Publisher Dipan, son of Prof Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq of Dhaka University, was hacked to death in his office on the second floor of Aziz Supermarket at Shahbagh in Dhaka on October 31, 2015.
2 militants who escaped from Dhaka court will be arrested any time soon: DB Chief
The two death row convicts and members of the banned militant group Ansar al-Islam, who escaped from the premises of a Dhaka court, are being tracked by law enforces, claimed Harun or-Rashid, additional commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). Those who were involved in helping the two militants escape are also under police watch, he said while briefing the media at Dhaka’s DMP media centre on Monday (November 21, 2022). “We will arrest them anytime soon,” he added. Also read: Five cops suspended over escape of 2 convicted militants The DB officer said sacked army major Syed Ziaul Haque alias Maj Zia is the mastermind of planning and implementing the militants’ escape. “They are all under our watch and will be brought to justice.” On Sunday, a total of 12 accused militants were taken to court in a case filed with Mohammadpur police station and an attempt was made to snatch four militants from there, he said. The two militants, convicted to death in publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case, were snatched by the other militants after using pepper spray on policemen, he added. Read More: Police sue 20 including death row convicts who escaped from Dhaka court The escapees are Md Abu Siddique Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab and Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Samir alias Sifat alias Imran. They are members of the banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam. Regarding the gaps in security measures, DB chief Harun said strict security measures have always been maintained to bring militants to court. “But what happened yesterday is unexpected. Five policemen have also been suspended for negligence in duty.” Stating that patrols are being strengthened and CCTV footage is being strictly scrutinized, the DB chief said, protection has been increased in bringing militants to court. “Attempts are being made to arrest every accused involved in the escaping of the militants.” Read More: Police announce Tk 10 lakh for each death row convict who fled a Dhaka court today After the incident, officials from different teams including DB Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) bomb disposal unit inspected the spot. Besides, check posts have been set up everywhere. Police filed a case against 20 people in this connection. A five-member probe body was also formed by the Bangladesh Police on Sunday (November 20, 2022) and asked to submit its report within three working days.
Police sue 20 including death row convicts who escaped from Dhaka court
Police filed a case against 20 people including the two death row convicts in publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case who were snatched from a Dhaka Court lock-up on Sunday. The case was lodged around afternoon at the capital's Kotwali police station, said Khondaker Golam Faruq, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner while visiting the spot in the evening. The escapees are Md Abu Siddique Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab and Moinul Hasan Shamim alias Samir alias Sifat alias Imran. They are members of banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam, who were sentenced to death in Jagriti Publications publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case. Police earlier announced Tk 10 lakh for information on each of them. Read more: Militants flee Dhaka Court: Red Alert issued, says Home Minister “The convicts sprayed something on the eyes of two policemen and escaped while they were being taken to the court. We’re searching for them in the nearby areas. This is the first time something like this has happened in the country,” said Harun or-Rashid, Chief of Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).. Publisher Dipan, son of Prof Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq of Dhaka University, was hacked to death in his office on the second floor of Aziz Supermarket at Shahbagh in the city on October 31, 2015. A case was filed with Shahbagh Police Station the following day and later the case was transferred to Detective Branch. Police on November 15, 2019, pressed charges against the eight Ansar-Al-Islam men in the case. On February 10, 2021, Dhaka Anti-Terrorism Tribunal sentenced eight militants to death. Read more: Police announce Tk 10 lakh for each death row convict who fled a Dhaka court today The six other death-row convicts in the case are Md Abdus Sabur alias Abdus Samad alias Sujan alias Raju alias Sad, Khairul Islam alias Jamil alias Rifat alias Fahim alias Jisan, Mozammel Hossain alias Saimon alias Shashriar, Md Sheikh Abdullah alias Jubayer alias Jayed alias Javed, Syed Ziaul Hoque, a suspended major of Bangladesh Army who is known as Sagar alias Ishtiaq alias Borobhai, and Akram Hossain alias Hasib alias Abir alias Adnan alias Abdullah. Among the convicts, Sayed Ziaul Hoque and Akram Hossain-- have been absconding since the killing.