Dhaka, Sept 2 (UNB) – A court here on Monday granted bail to eight BNP leaders, including its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case of sabotage filed with Hatirjheel Police Station.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari granted the bail on a bond of Tk 5,000 to each, when they surrendered before it seeking bail for them, said Taherul Islam Touhid, a defence counsel.
The other BNP leaders who get bails are its standing committee members Moudud Ahmed, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Mirza Abbas, BNP senior leaders Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Dr Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan and organising secretary Ruhul Kuddus Talukder Dulu.
The High Court had granted anticipatory bails to the BNP leaders in the case on October 3, 2018.
Later, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in August this year asked the BNP leaders to surrender before the lower court.
Shariful Islam, sub-inspector of Hatirjheel Police Station, filed a case against 55 people, including the eight BNP leaders, on charges of preventing police from discharging their duties and for carrying out sabotage activities on October, 2018.
Barguna, Sep 1 (UNB) – Police here on Sunday pressed charges against 24 people, including Aysha Siddika Minni, in a case filed over the murder of Rifat Sharif.
Inspector Humayun Kabir of Sadar Police Station, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted a 614-page charge-sheet before the Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Sirajul Islam Gazi around 4:30pm, said court inspector Abdul Quddus.
Although there were 12 names in the First Information Report (FIR), the charge-sheet was submitted against 24 people.
Of the accused, 14 are teenagers and a separate supplementary charges-sheet was filed against them.
The court will hear the charge-sheet on Monday.
Number-1 witness in the case, Minni was made accused-7 in the charge-sheet while the name of key accused Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond was dropped as he was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2.
The FIR-named accused are Rifat Farazi, Rishan Farazi, Chandan, Md Musa, Md Rabbi Akon, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat, Raihan, Mohammad Hasan, Rifat, Oli, Tiktak Hridoy.
Meanwhile, Rifat Sharif’s father Abdul Halim Dulal Sharif expressed his satisfaction over the charge-sheet and sought exemplary punishment of Minni.
He also called for speedy trial in the murder case.
Minni’s father Mozammel Hossain alleged that her daughter is the victim of conspiracy.
On June 26, Rifat Sharif, 22, was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Govt College. Minni appeared to be trying to protect him during the attack.
Police arrested Minni on July 16 over the murder of her husband and was denied bail several times. She reportedly confessed to her involvement in the murder before the court on July 19, two days after her arrest.
On July 31, Minni filed a petition with a Barguna court seeking withdrawal of her confessional statement over the murder.
On August 29, the High Court granted bail to her in the murder case on condition of staying in her father’s custody and refraining from talking to media while the government filed a petition on Sunday with the Appellate Division seeking stay on her bail order.
Natore, Aug 29 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain within four weeks why it should not be directed to compensate Tk 10 lakh to a trader whose 35100 eggs were destroyed by law enforcers in Baraigram upazila on May 16.
A bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader issued the rule responding to a writ petition filed by the egg trader Biplob Kumar Saha.
The rule also sought answers from the home secretary and Bogura Zone SP of Highway Police as to why seven police officials who were involved in destroying the eggs should not be punished.
On May 16, a pickup van carrying eggs fell in an accident and turned over beside the highway in Agran Sutirpar area of Baraigram upazila. The driver sought help from police to save his wares but they demanded bribes in return. When the trader refused, the policemen made things worse by destroying all the eggs.
Dhaka, Aug 28 (UNB) - Additional Inspector General of Police (Addl IGP) Mohammad Shafiqul Islam has been made new Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
Public Security Division under the Home Ministry issued a notification on Wednesday in this regard with immediate effect.
Shafiqul Islam, who was serving as the chief of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), will replace Md Asaduzzaman Mia, whose tenure expired on August 13 but was given a one-month extension from August 14.
On May 16 last, he was made the CID chief.
Meanwhile, three more senior police officials have been transferred.
The Public Safety Division issued another notification in this regard.
According to the notification, Additional IGP (Current Charge) of the Police Headquarters Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun has been posted as the Additional IGP (Current Charge) of the CID while Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Special Branch (SB) Mahbub Hossain made Additional IGP (Current Charge) of the Police Headquarters and SB DIG Biswash Afzal Hossain has been posted as Additional IGP (Current Charge) of the Police Headquarters.