Dhaka, Jan 13 (UNB) – A tribunal here on Sunday deferred until January 30 the pronouncement of the verdict in an anti-terrorism case filed against six members of banned militant outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir, including its chief coordinator Mohiuddin Ahmed.
Judge of the Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal Mujibur Rahman passed the order, said special public prosecutor Jahangir Hossain.
With this, the delivery of the judgment in the case has been put on hold for four times.
The other accused in the case are Hizt ut-Tahrir joint coordinator Kazi Morshedul Haque Plabon, Tanvir Ahmed, Towhidul Alam Chanchal, Saidur Rahman Ragib and Md Abu Yusuf Ali.
On September 27, 2016, the court framed charges against the six members of the banned militant outfit, including Mohiuddin, in the anti-terrorism case.
Police arrested a group of Hizb ut-Tahrir leaders and activists, including Mohiuddin, while they were a clandestine meeting at Uttara on April 18, 2010 to plan subversive activities against the government and attack important state establishments.
A case was filed against them with Uttara Model Police Station under the Anti-terrorism Act.
Dhaka, Jan 13 (UNB) - Law Minister Anisul Haq on Sunday said the government has initiated a process to bring back BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, now staying in the UK.
The government is very active to ensure punishment of the fugitive accused through bringing them back home, said the minister while talking to reporters after inaugurating a training course of assistant judges at city’s Judicial Administration Training Institute.
The government will soon take an initiative to put the cases filed over crimes against humanity on the cause list of the Appellate Division, he said.
Anisul asked the judges to motivate people for settling minor disputes out of courts to reduce the pressure on the overloaded judiciary.
“The role of judges is very important in establishing the rule of law in the country. The role of quality judiciary is indispensible for economic development, strengthening democracy and reducing poverty. The government is extending all kinds of support to present a quality judiciary to people”, he said.
Managing Director of the institute Khondker Musa Khaled presided over the programme.
Dhaka, Jan 13 (UNB) – The High Court on Sunday granted six months bail to Barrister Mainul Hosein in 15 defamation cases.
The HC bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order after hearing separate bail petitions.
Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain, counsel for Barrister Mainul, said some 23 cases—one under the Digital Security Act and 22 defamation cases--were filed against Barrister Mainul for defaming journalist Masuda Bhatti in a television talk-show.
The defamation cases were filed in Kishoreganj, Bhola, Rangpur, Kurigram, Cox’s Bazar, Magura, Narail, Chattogram, Jashore, Rajshahi, Netrakona, Jhenaidah, Rajbari and Brahmanbaria districts.
Mainul who was connected to a talk-show 'Ekattor Journal' through videoconferencing aired on Ekattor TV hosted by MithilaFarzana, made an 'offensive comment' against Masuda Bhatti on October 16.
During the talk-show, Masuda Bhatti asked Mainul, "You say that you're in the JatiyaOikyafront as a citizen of the country but in social networking sites, many people are saying that you are there as a representative of Jamaat."
Angered with the comment, Mainul said, "I'm thanking you for your audacity and I want to believe you as 'characterless'. There's no question about Jamaat link's with me and what question you have asked is embarrassing for me."
Dhaka, Jan 10 (UNB) - A court here on Thursday issued a warrant for producing BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who has been in jail since February 8 last year, before it in the Gatco corruption case.
Judge Abu Syed Diljar Hossain of the Dhaka Special Judge Court-3 issued the production warrant following a petition filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) counsel Mosharraf Hossain Kajal.
The court was scheduled to hear today the charge-framing in the case.
However, Khaleda’s lawyer Masud Ahmed Taluker prayed for deferring the hearing while Kajal opposed it and sought for issuing a warrant for producing the BNP chief before the court.
Later, the court issued the production warrant and fixed January 16 for the next hearing.
On November 25 last, the High Court directed the lower court to conclude the trial proceedings of the Gatco graft case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and others within six months.
On September 2, 2007, the ACC filed the graft case against the two Gatco company directors, Khaleda and others for causing a loss of Tk 1,000 crore to the national exchequer by allegedly awarding the contract of container handling at the Chittagong port and the Dhaka's Inland Container Depot to Gatco.
Dhaka, Jan 9 (UNB) - The High Court on Wednesday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why the failure of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to provide appropriate remedy for incidents of human rights violations should not be declared illegal.
Following a writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Abdul Halim, the HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil asked seven people, including the home secretary, to respond to the rule within four weeks.
The court also directed the home secretary to submit a report within 30 days explaining who no action was taken about the torture of domestic help Khadija on December 9, 2013.
Halim said Children Charity Foundation sent a letter to the NHRC to take necessary legal steps against the torture on Khadija.
During investigation, the NHRC found that the domestic help was tortured after being confined to her employer’s house and she was made to starve. However, police hid all the information and did not record any case in this regard.
Later in 2014, the National Human Rights Commission sent a letter to the Home Secretary to take action in this regard after investigating the allegation brought against police.
Although it wrote 18 times till 2018, no action was taken till the date, Halim said, adding that although the NHRC can identify the cases of human rights violations, it cannot provide any remedy to this end.