Dhaka, Jun 20 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday seized the immovable assets and bank accounts of suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman, responding to an appeal filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge AK Imrul Kayes passed the order.
Earlier on June 12, ACC director Manjur Morshed was appointed to inspect the wealth statement of Mizan after suspension of previous investigation officer Khandaker Enamul Basir on allegations of leaking information in violation of the rules.
A private TV channel reported recently that Mizan gave Tk 40 lakh to Khandaker Enamul Basir to get clean chit in a corruption case.
DIG Mizan was an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). He was withdrawn on January 9 last year following the allegation of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel.
He had also reportedly married a woman forcibly and tortured her. Mizan allegedly picked up 25-year-old woman in July, 2017 and then forcibly married her.
He had also implicated her in a false case whereby she was arrested and remained in jail for three weeks.
Bogura, Jun 20 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday sent former Textiles and Jute Minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui to jail after rejecting his bail plea in a corruption case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Bogura District and Senior Special Judge Naresh Chandra Sarkar passed the order when Latif Siddiqui appeared before the court and sought bail.
Earlier on February 18, Assistant Director Md Aminul Islam of ACC submitted a chargesheet against him in the corruption case.
According to the case statement, Latif Siddiqui sold out 2.38 acres of land of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation at Dariapur village in Adamdighi upazila to Begum Jahanara without floating any tender at Tk 23 lakh, which was just over one third of its market value, said to have been Tk 64 lakh at the time.
Later, a corruption case was filed with Adamdighi Police Station accusing Siddiqui and Jahanara.
Siddiqui’s offense was to sell the government-owned land and incurring a loss of Tk 40.70 lakh (the difference between the selling price and its market value) to the public exchequer.
Dhaka, June 20 (UNB) –The Appellate Division on Thursday stayed till July 1 the permanent bail granted by the High Court to former Awami League MP from Tangail-3 (Ghatail) Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over killing of two Jubo League leaders.
Chamber judge Justice Md Nuruzzaman passed the order after hearing on a petition and sent it to the full bench of the Appellate Division for further hearing.
Barrister Monsurul Haque Chowdhury stood for the petitioner while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Bashir Ullah represented the state.
The High Court on Wednesday granted permanent bail to Rana in the case.
Baghil union Jubo League leaders Mohammad Shamim and Mohammad Mamun went missing on July 16, 2012 in the district town.
The following day, Shamim’s mother filed a general diary with Tangail Sadar police station.
Later, police arrested several suspects over the incident when two of the arrestees – Shahadat Hossain, 16 and Hiron Mia, 27 -- revealed that both of the Jubo League leaders had been murdered as the order of MP Rana.
Rana surrendered to the Tangail additional district and session’s judge court on September 18, 2016 ending his 22-month fugitive run in the freedom fighter murder case.
The AL leader went into ‘hiding’ after he was accused of killing freedom fighter and member of district unit AL Faruk Ahmed.
On January 18, 2013, the Awami League leader was shot dead in front of his residence in the district town.
Later, Faruk’s wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case in this connection.
Fourteen people, including four brothers of Tangail’s influential Khan family, were made accused in the murder case.
Dhaka, June 20 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday ordered two bus companies to give Tk 50 lakh in damages to the family of Government Titumir College student Rajib Hasan within two months.
Rajib lost his right arm after he was trapped between two buses in the city’s Banglamotor area on April 4 last year. He succumbed to his injuries on April 17 that year.
The bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam issued the order for compensation after holding the authorities concerned of the two buses responsible for the incident.
The owners of 'Sajan Paribahan' will have to pay Tk 25 lakh while Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BTRC) will pay the remaining amount, the court said.
Barrister Ruhul Kuddus said the court also issued some directives to ensure the safety of passengers.
The directives include stopping picking up passengers from the middle of the road, dope tests for drivers, not allowing vehicles other than ambulance and fire service to use horns near schools, colleges, hospitals and residential areas, and implementing the Road Safety Act 2018 within six months.
On April 4 last year, the court sought explanations from the authorities concerned on why directives should not be issued to provide Tk 1 crore as compensation to Rajib.
The High Court on May 8 of the same year ordered owners of 'Sajan Paribahan' and BRTC to pay Tk 5 million each (Tk 1 crore in total) to Rajib's family.
But the order was stayed by the Appellate Division on May 22. The apex court directed the High Court to form an independent committee to fix the compensation and find out who is responsible for the accident.
On May 30, 2018, the High Court formed a three-member committee to identify those responsible for the accident and fix compensation.
Dhaka, June 19 (UNB) – Ten people were sentenced to two years in jail for mixing poisonous tannery waste with poultry and fish feed in Hazaribagh on Wednesday.
The convicts were also fined Tk 24 lakh by a mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Headquarter, led by Executive Magistrate Sarowar Alam.
Rab seized 2,800 tonnes of adulterated poultry and fish feed and sealed off six factories.