14 get life terms in 2018 Khulna triple murder case
A Khulna court on Sunday sentenced 14 people to life imprisonment, including ousted chairman of Daibagnyahati Union Parishad Shahidul Islam Fakir, in a case over the murders of three people. Khulna Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Md Nazrul Islam Howlader pronounced the judgment in presence of accused of this case. The court also imposed a Tk 5,000 fine on each of the convicts and they will have to serve an additional one year in jail in failure to pay. The convicted are, Abual Fakir, Md Humayun Howlader, Milan Khan, Md Mofiz Khan, Md Faruq, Md Abul Hossain Sheikh, Md Modasser Sheikh, Sunil Das, Biswanath alias Biswa Pramanik, Md Lion Sikder, Subrata Kumar Sah alias Poltu (absconding), Mehedi alias Rubel Fakir, and Md Mohi Billah. read more: 6 get life term for murder during robbery in Kushtia On October 1, 2018, a group of people led by Shahidul Fakir shot union Awami League General Secretary Ansar Ali Dihidar, 53, and activist Sukur Sheikh, 42, after torturing and beating them with sharp weapons at Daibagnyahati UP office in Morelganj upazila. They killed them over a rivalry between Shahidul Fakir and Ansar Ali over creating dominance in local AL politics. Meanwhile, Ansar Ali Dihidar’s wife Manju Begum was severely injured after being beaten up on the same day. On October 4, 2018, slain Sukur Sheikh’s brother Faruq Sheikh filed a murder case at Morelganj police station over the incident. Police and victims filed another case later. On June 4, 2019, police submitted a charge sheet against 58 people over the two murders. Read more: 3 get life term for killing man in Kushtia But after Manju Begum succumbed to her injuries on July 30, 2020, the accused were charged with killing her too. Mehedi Hasan, son of Ansar Ali Dihidar, said he is not satisfied with the judgement and will move High Court seeking death penalty for Shahidul Fakir and others accused.
Sagar-Runi murder case: Probe report submission deferred for 94th time
The date of submitting the probe report in journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder case has been deferred for the 94th time. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rashedul Alam fixed January 4 for the submission of investigation report during a hearing after investigating agency Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) didn’t submit the report today. Maasranga Television News Editor Sagar Sarowar and his wife ATN Bangla senior reporter Meherun Runi were found dead in their rented apartment in the city’s West Rajabazar area on 11 February 2012. Nousher Ali Roman, brother of Runi, filed a case with Sher-e-Banglanagar Police Station on the following day. Police arrested Tanvir in connection with the murder case on October 1, 2012. Later, he secured bail in 2014. Read more: Sagar-Runi murder: Final hearing on 10-year old HC rule on Tuesday Law enforcers have so far arrested eight people, including Tanvir, in connection with the murder case. The seven other suspects are Rafiqul Islam, Bakul Mia, Abu Syed, Mintu alias Baggira Mintu alias Masum Mintu, Quamrul Hasan alias Arun, security guard Enam Ahmed alias Humayun Kabir and Palash Rudra Pal. Read more: Sagar-Runi Murder: Govt urged to bring perpetrators to justice Sagar-Runi Murder: Govt urged to bring perpetrators to justice
Fardin murder case transferred to DB
Buet student Fardin Noor Parash murder case has been transferred to the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). “Now, DB police will investigate the case,” Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Rampura Police Station, told UNB on Thursday. Fardin was a 3rd year student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology’s civil engineering department and a resident of Qutubpur area in Narayanganj's Fatullah. Read more: Buet student Fardin’s last tracked location was in Gazipur: Home Minister Earlier in the day, Fardin’s father Kazi Nuruddin Rana filed the case against his son’s friend Amatullah Bushra, a 3rd year student of East West University, and several unidentified people in connection with the death with Rampura Police Station. Bushra was placed on a on a five- day remand today (Thursday) after being arrested from her Banasree home in Dhaka. Read more: Fardin’s death: Friend Bushra put on 5-day remand Police recovered Fardin’s body from the Shitalakhkhya River, behind a cotton mill at Siddhirganj, on November 7, three days after he went missing. On November 8, Sheikh Farhad, a physician at Narayanganj General Hospital where the autopsy was done, said there were several injury marks on Fardin’s head and body.
Police press chargesheet within 24 hrs of murder case in Manikganj
Police on Monday pressed the chargesheet against a sole accused, who is currently in jail, within 24 hours of a case filed over the murder of a youth. The chargesheet was submitted to Chief Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Abdur Nur on Monday. The accused Sohel Nurrun Nabi, 26, son of late Altu Mia of Kendua upazila in Netrokona district, gave a confessional statement to the killing before the court, Masudur Rahman, investigation officer (IO) of the case told UNB. On Friday midnight, Sohel allegedly stabbed his sister-in-law Rubel Mia, son of Renu Mia of Itna upazila in Kishoreganj district, to death over theft of bricks from a hatchery in Kouitora area under Sadar upazila in Manikganj. Read: Chargesheet submitted against Regent Chairman Shahed in 2 cases Police rounded him up soon after the murder while the victim’s wife Champa Begum filed a murder case at the local police station in this connection on Sunday.
HC rejects ex-Tangail mayor Mukti’s bail plea in murder case
The High Court on Thursday rejected bail petition of former Tangail municipality mayor Sahidur Rahman Khan Mukti in a case filed over the murder of freedom fighter and Awami League leader Faruq Ahmed. The HC bench of Justices Sahidul Karim and Fatema Najib passed the order during a hearing on a rule in this regard. Deputy Attorney General Bashir Ahmed represented the state while advocate SM Shahzahan appeared for the accused during the hearing. On February 10, Tangail Additional District Session Court-1 Jusdge Masud Parvez granted bail to Mukti in this case. Later in February 28, when the same court scrapped his interim bail, Mukti moved High Court seeking bail. On, April 27, the HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and KM Zahid Sarwar Kajol granted Mukti bail in the case. On April 28, the Appellate Division stayed the bail granted by High Court upon a petition filed by the state side. On January 18, 2013, Faruq Ahmed’s bullet-wounded body was recovered from near his house in Tangail. Read: HC grants bail to journalist Kanak Sarwar's sister A murder case was filed against anonymous people at Tangail sadar police station following a complaint received from Faruq’s wife Nahar Ahmed. In 2014, Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Anisul Islam Raja and Mohammad Ali in connection with the murder. The two revealed the involvement of then parliament member of Tangail-3 constituency Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, his three brothers, then Tangail municipality mayor Sahidur Rahman Khan Mukti, Zahidur Rahman Khan Kakan, and then central committee Vice-President of Bangladesh Chhatra League Saniyat Khan Bappa. In February, 2016, DB police submitted a charge sheet against 14 people including MP Amanur Rahman Khan and his three brothers. In September 2016, Amanur Rahman surrendered and he was granted bail after three years of imprisonment. On December 2, 2020, after remaining absconding for six years Sahidur Rahman Khan Mukti surrendered before court and sought bail which was rejected. Their two other accused brothers in this case have remained absconding.
Testimony recording begins in actor Sohel Chy’s murder case
The official trial proceedings in the sensational 24-year-old murder case of actor Sohel Chowdhury finally began Sunday, starting with the recording of the testimonies of witnesses. Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-2 Judge Zakir Hossain recorded the statement of the plaintiff Towhidul Islam Chowdhury , brother of Sohel Chowdhury on the first day. Of the nine accused, Ashish Roy Chowdhury, Sanzidul Islam Imon, and Tariq Sayeed Mamun were produced before court from jail at Sunday’s hearing. While, accused Faruq Abbasi who is currently on bail was also present at the court. Also read: Sohel Chowdhury murder: Accused Ashish sent to jail in narcotic case Other five accused, Adnan Siddiqui, Afakul Islam alias Bunty Islam, owner of Trumps Club, businessman Aziz Mohammad alias Abdul Aziz and Selim Khan, and Harun Ur Rashid alias Leather Liton were not produced before court on Sunday. On December 9, 1998, actor Sohel Chowdhury was shot dead outside the now defunct Tramps Club, housed in Abedin Tower in Banani’s Road 17. A murder case was filed in this regard at Gulshan police station followed by a complaint lodged by Sohel’s brother Towhidul Islam Chowdhury. On 30 July, 1999, Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police submitted a charge sheet against nine people including Businessman and producer Ashish Roy Chowdhury alias Bottle Chowdhury in this case. On 30 October, 2001, Dhaka’s third additional metropolitan session judge court framed charges against the nine accused. In 2003, after two years of indictment, the case was transferred to Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal. The same year the High Court stayed the case proceeding upon receiving appeal from one of the accused. Also read: Actor Sohel Chowdhury murder: accused held after 24 years After 19 years, on February 27, 2022, the trial in this case resumed after the High Court withdrew the stay order.
Biswajit Das murder case: Fugitive convict held in Bogura
Police on Friday arrested a fugitive convict who had been on the run since his conviction in the 2012 Biswajit Das murder case. Alauddin, 35, who was sentenced to life in jail in the case in 2013, was nabbed from his parents-in-law’s house in the Mokamtola of Shibganj upazila in Bogura. Read: Fugitive convicted for attempt to assassinate Hasina in 1994 lands in Pabna jail Acting on a tip-off, a team conducted a raid in the area and arrested Alauddin in the short hours of Friday, said Bogura District Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ali Haider Chowdhury. On December 9, 2012, tailoring shop employee Biswajit was chopped to death by some BCL activists near Bahadur Shah Park in Old Dhaka during the BNP-led alliance's countrywide road blockade programme. On December 18, 2013, a tribunal sentenced eight BCL activists to death and 13 others, including Alauddin, to life imprisonment in the Biswajit killing case. On August 6, 2017, the High Court upheld the death sentences of Rafiqul Islam Shakil and Rajon Talukder and commuted the capital punishment of four other convicts — Mahfuzur Rahman Nahid, Emdadul Haque Emdad, GM Rasheduzzaman Shawon and Mir Nurul Alam Liman — to life term.
Police press charges against 29 Rohingyas in Mohib Ullah murder case
Police on Monday submitted a chargesheet against 29 Rohingya people in connection with the murder of their leader Mohib Ullah. Cox’s Bazar Additional Superintendent of Police Rafiqul Islam said of the charge-sheeted accused, 15 are now in jail while 14 others remained fugitive. Read: HC grants 6 months bail to accused Sylhet cop in custodial death case On September 29 last year, Mohib Ullah, chairman of Arkan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), was killed by some gunmen at his office. They fired four shots at Mohib Ullah and fled the scene using a lane behind Mohib Ullah’s house. On September 30 of the same year, police filed a case the murder following a complaint from his brother Habib Ullah. Read: Court fixes June 20 for hearing arguments against ex-OC Pradeep and his wife On August 25, 2019, Mohib Ullah came to the limelight as a leader after holding an assembly of around five lakh Rohingyas.
Rana Plaza murder case: Trial begins 5 years after charge framing
Trial in the murder case filed over Rana Plaza collapse in 2013 began officially on Monday by recording statements of the witnesses. On July 18, 2016, Dhaka District and Session Court Judge SM Kuddus Zaman framed charges against the accused and passed an order to begin the trial. But it got barred as most of the accused appealed to the higher court challenging legality of the order. On Monday after clearing the appeals, District and Session Court Judge AHM Habibur Rahman Bhuiyan recorded the statement of plaintiff, then Sub-Inspector of Savar police station Wali Ashraf. The court set February 16 to record the statements next. Also read: 57pc Rana Plaza survivors remain unemployed: Survey Prime accused in the case, owner of Rana Plaza Sohel Rana is currently in jail while 40 others are on bail. According to the case statement, On April 24, 2013, Rana Plaza, an illegally-constructed building in Savar which housed five garment factories, came down crashing upon 5,500 workers. Bodies of 1,138 people were recovered in the incident while over 2,000 others suffered injuries and got paralysed. Over the tragic incident then SI of Savar police station Wali Ashraf filed a murder case accusing the owner and others of dereliction and negligence in building construction. On June 1, 2015, Assistant Superintendent of Crime Investigation Department (CID) of police Bijoy Krishna Kar submitted charge sheet in the case against 41 people including the building owner Sohel Rana. A total of 594 people were made witnesses in this case. Also read: HC issues rule on why Rana Plaza owner should not get bail Some other significant accused in the case are- Rana’s father Abdul Khaleque, Rana’s mother Morzina Begum, ATM Masud Reza, Assistant Professor(Architecture) of Khulna University, engineer Sazzd Hossain, Md Refatullah, Mayor of Savar Municipality, Uttam Kumar Roy, former executive officer of Savar Municipality, executive engineer Rafiqul Islam, former assistant engineer Mahbubur Rahman, former deputy-assistant engineer Rakibul Hasan Russel, former town planner Farzana Islam, license inspector Md Abdul Mottalib, former secretary of the municipality Morzina Khan, former secretary Md Abul Bashar, Md Aminul Islam, Chairman of Phantom Apparels Ltd, Bajlul Samad, MD of New Wave Bottoms Ltd, Md Anisur Rahman, Chairman of Ether Tex Ltd.
Arrests made in Rubel murder case
Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) conducted simultaneous drives in the city's Mohammadpur area and Sreepur in Gazipur district on Sunday and arrested two alleged accused in Rubel murder case of Darussalam Police Station on Sunday. The arrestees were identified as Abdul Jalil and Abdul Mannan. Based on secret information, a Mirpur Zonal team of DB (Mirpur Division) conducted the simultaneous drives on Sunday and arrested them from Sreepur police station area of Gazipur district and Mohammadpur police station area of the capital. Also read: Barishal ward councillor arrested on rape charges Briefing reporters at the DMP media center on Sunday, Joint Commissioner(Cyber and Special Crimes and DB-North) Mohammad Harun-ur-Rashid said the victim Rubel Mia went missing from Lalmonirhat Sadar area at around 10 am on January 5. Later the decomposed body of the victim was recovered from Room No. 817 on the 5th floor of a 10-storey under construction building of Government Bangla College under Darussalam Police Station on January 13 at around 6 pm. The victim's uncle filed a murder case with the Darussalam police station on January 14. Detective Mirpur zonal team started investigating the case, he said. He also said that during the investigation of the case, Abdul Jalil and Abdul Mannan were arrested with the help of information technology. Also read: Rape case accused arrested in Sylhet During primary interrogation, arrested Abdul Jalil revealed that they had caught the victim Rubel from the under construction building on suspicion of being a thief on January 9 at around 4:00 pm. The two arrestees tied the victim's hand with a rope and strangled him with the same rope to recover the stolen mobile phone and money. As a result, when the victim died, the detainees turned off their mobile phones and fled, the Joint Commissioner (DB-North) said quoting the two arrestees.