A court here on Wednesday fixed November 28 for the next hearing on the charge-framing against 10 adult accused in a case filed over the murder of Rifat Sharif.
Judge of the District and Session’s Judge Court Md Asaduzzaman fixed the date.
The 10 accused are Rakibul Hasan Rifat Farazi, 23, Al Kaiyum alias Akon, 21, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat, 19, Rezwan Ali Khan Hridoy, 22, Md Hasan, 19, Md Musa, 22, Aysha Siddika Minni, 19, Rafiul Islam Rabbi, 20, Md Sagor, 19, Kamrul Islam Saimun, 21.
Rifat’s wife Minni and eight others accused were present on the dock.
The court also rejected bail pleas of three accused while allowed three others to sit for their Honours examination.
Meanwhile, a tribunal here on Monday fixed January 8 next for the charge-framing hearing against 14 underage accused in the case.
Rifat, 22, was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Government College on June 26. His wife Minni appeared to be trying to protect him during the attack.
Twenty-four persons were accused in the murder case filed by Rifat’s father. The young man’s wife Minni, who was initially named as a witness, was later arrested on July 16 and made an accused in the case.
Main accused Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2.
The High Court on August 29 granted bail to Minni on conditions that she would remain in her father’s custody and refrain from talking to the media.
The High Court on Monday summoned Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Executive Magistrate Md Sarowar Alam for not providing a certified copy of the judgment order of the mobile court.
The magistrate has to appear before the court on December 1.
The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman issued the order and a rule after hearing a writ petition filed by a mobile court convict.
The court asked why Rab’s inaction over providing the certified copy of the order in a case filed on July 18 should not be declared illegal and why no directive should be given to submit the certified copy within five working days.
The writ petitioner, Md Mizan Mia, manager of a cattle feed producing factory at Siddhirganj in Narayanganj was sentenced to one year imprisonment on July 18 under the Fish Feed and Animal Feed Act 2010.
Mizan, who is now in jail, applied to the mobile court on July 21 for the certified copy of the order but he is yet to receive the copy.
Barrister M Shakhawat Hossain Khan stood for the writ petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Tushar Kanti Roy represented the state.
Law secretary, home secretary, deputy commissioner of Narayanganj, district magistrate, additional district magistrate, director general of Rab and Executive Magistrate Sarowar were asked to respond to the rule within seven days.
The High Court on Monday upheld a subordinate court order that permitted the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to confiscate the Standard Chartered bank accounts of former BNP vice-chairman M Morshed Khan and his son Faisal Morshed Khan in Hong Kong.
The bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque dismissed the appeal filed by Morshed and his son challenging the court order.
“So, the lower court order of confiscating the bank accounts remains valid,” said ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan.
Barrister Ajmalul Hossain QC and Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh stood for Morshed Khan and his son.
On September 19, the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge ordered confiscation of the Hong Kong bank accounts of Morshed and his son.
Morshed, a former foreign minister, is accused of laundering $3,95,62,000 and HK$ 1,36, 45,000 to the Standard Chartered bank in Hong Kong.
Although a case was filed in 2013 in this regard, the investigation could not be completed due to legal complications.
Last September, the Standard Chartered bank in Hong Kong notified that Tk 16 crore and almost 1.7 million shares of Morshed and his son cannot be kept frozen after October 15.