Four members of banned militant group Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were sentenced to death on Sunday for killing a Hindu priest in Panchagarh in 2016.
The convicts are – Jahangir alias Rajib Gandhi, Rajibul Islam, Alamgir Hossain and Ramzan Ali.
Rajshahi Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Anup Kumar pronounced the verdict at 11am.
Among the convicts, Rajibul is on the run.
Jogeshwar Roy, 50, a Hindu priest, was hacked to death and Gopal Chandra Roy, 35, a devotee, was shot in an attack by miscreants in Debiganj upazila on February 21, 2016.
Awami League-backed lawyer AM Amin Uddin was elected the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) while BNP-backed lawyer Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kajol elected the general secretary of the association.
Besides, of the total 14 posts, BNP-backed blue panel bagged eights posts while the ruling party backed while panel won six posts.
Former attorney general AF Hasan Arif, chief of the election conduction committee, announced the results of Friday morning.
The two-day SCBA election concluded on Thursday.
Some 5,940 lawyers out of 7,781 exercised their franchise in the election.
Those elected from BNP-backed blue panel Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Oikya Forum are vice president Abdul Zabbar Bhuiyan, treasurer Ragib Rauf Chowdhury, members Amirul Islam, Mar-e-Um Khandaker, Mohammad Mahsin Kabir, Mohamamd Sharif Uddin and Mohaddes Ul Islam Tutul.
Those elected from AL-backed panel are Maniruzzaman (Vice-President) Mohammad Bakir Uddin Bhuiyan (assistant secretary), Mohammad Imtiaz Faruk(assistant secretary), Humayun Kabir, Mohammad Mashiur Rahman.
Buet student Abrar Fahad murder case was shifted to Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 on Thursday.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq approved a file in this regard on Thursday.
Earlier on January 13, the case was shifted to the Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judges Court from Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court.
Abrar Fahad, 21, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering of Buet, was beaten to death reportedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders at Sher-e-Bangla Hall of the university.
He was found dead on the staircase of the hall in the early hours of October 7 after he was taken to room No-2011 around 8pm on October 6 and beaten mercilessly.
The Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on November 13, 2019 pressed charges against 25 people in the murder case.
The Appellate Division on Thursday summoned Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal judge Ms Begum Kamrun Nahar for granting bail to a rape accused.
Earlier, the Appellate division stayed the bail of rape accused Aslam Shikder.
A seven-member bench led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain asked the judge to appear before the court on April 2 with an explanation.
The court also cancelled the tribunal’s order granting him bail.
The SC also asked Aslam to surrender before a subordinate court within two weeks.
According to the case statement, a case was filed with Hatirjheel Police Station against ATN Bangla program producer Aslam Shikder on September, 13, 2018 for raping a woman.
Then police arrested him and he was landed in jail.
The High Court granted him bail on June 18 last year which was stayed by the Chamber Judge following a petition filed by state counsel.
On March 2, judge Kamrun Nahar of Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-7, granted him bail.
Attorney general Mahbubey Alam brought the issue to the notice of the court today.
Terming the tribunal’s order as tantamount to contempt of court, the AG said there is no scope to grant any accused bail this way.
The High Court on Thursday granted permanent bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a defamation case filed in Narail district.
The HC bench of Justice Md Abu Zafor Siddique and Justice ASM Abdul Mobin passed the order after hearing a petition on her bail.
Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali and Barrister Kaisar Kamal stood for Khaleda Zia.
On August 13, 2018, the High Court issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why Khaleda Zia should not be granted permanent bail in the case.
On December 21, 2015, Khaleda Zia at a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh raised questions about the actual number of Liberation War martyrs saying, "There're controversies over how many were martyred in the Liberation War. There're also many books and documents on the controversies."
Reacting to Khaleda's remarks, Raihan Farooque Imam of Naragati in Narail, filed the case with the Cognisance Court on December 24, 2015.