Dhaka, Oct 20 (UNB) – The High Court on Sunday directed the narcotics- related cases under the Code of Criminal Procedure section 5(2) until a separate tribunal for preventing narcotics related offence is formed by the authorities.
The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order on Sunday.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, confirming the matter said according to the HC, until an alternative tribunal is formed through gazette notification the drug cases would be operated under the code of Criminal Procedure.
A new Narcotics Control Law came into effect on December 10, 2018 but the separate Narcotics Prevention Tribunal is yet to be formed.
On July 8, HC summoned high officials of the government to explain the matter that has been halting case proceedings in thousands of narcotics-related cases since July 9.
It came to the notice of the HC on August 25 while it was hearing the bail appeal of an accused in a drug case.
Sunamganj, Oct 18 (UNB) – The father of five-year-old Tuhin Hasan, who was murdered at Kezaura village in Dirai upazila, and two others were sent to jail on Friday at the end of their three-day remand.
Tuhin’s father Abdul Basir, uncle Abdur Musabbir, and Jamshed Ali were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court which sent the trio to jail, said Mahbubur Rahman, Sunamganj Additional Superintendent of Police.
On October 15, Tuhin’s father, uncle, and neighbour Jamshed were sent on a three-day remand in connection with the murder.
The minor boy was murdered to frame their rivals, said Sunamganj police chief Mizanur Rahman.
Tuhin’s mutilated body was found hanging from a tree on Monday morning. Two knives used in the murder were also found stuck in his abdomen.
His mother Monira Begum filed a murder case accusing 10 people on Tuesday.
Dhaka, Oct 17 (UNB) – The High Court has directed the authorities concerned to move the mobile phone companies’ towers, or Base Transceiver Stations used for cellular transmission, from densely populated areas across the country within 4 months, according to a recently published complete copy of an HC verdict.
A bench of Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir passed the order on April 25 considering the health risks posed to people by radiation in the vicinity of the towers, after hearing a writ petition filed by Human Right and Peace for Bangladesh.
The complete copy of the order which was published on Tuesday also presented a 12-point direction which should be implemented within four months, said the petitioner Manzil Murshid.
Khondokar Reza-i-Rakin stood for Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) while Deputy Attorney General Kazi Zinat Haque represented the state.