Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – The High Court has observed that the Narail District and Session Judge Sheikh Abdul Ahad committed a grave mistake by exempting an accused at the charge-framing stage considering his professional stance and self-defence statements, which is illegal and contradictory to justice.
The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman came up with the observation in the full text of the verdict released on Monday.
On August 29, the High Court directed the Law Ministry to keep Abdul Ahad away from conducting criminal cases for one year for exempting the prime accused in the murder case.
It had also asked the ministry to take necessary steps to present the matter before the General Administration (GA) Committee of the Supreme Court and revoked the trial court order acquitting prime accused Mallick Majharul Islam alias Majha but upheld his bail.
On July 7, the HC issued a rule seeking explanation as to why the lower court order exempting the prime accused should not be cancelled and why judicial power of the judge would not be withdrawn.
Enamul Sheikh was shot to death at Chandigarh in Kalia upazila of Narail on February 10, 2015.
Victim’s brother Nazmul Huda filed a case with Kalia Police Station in this regard.
Police pressed charges against 68 accused, including Majha, in the murder case.
However, Narail Session’s Judge Sheikh Abdul Ahad framed charges against 67 accused acquitting Majha on June 11 last. It also granted him bail on January 30, 2017.
Meanwhile, the plaintiff filed a revision case with the High Court against the lower court order.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – The Science and Innovation Exhibition-2019 of Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College was held on the college premises here on Monday.
Prof Dr Syed Md Golam Faruk, director general of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, inaugurated the function as the chief guest while Prof Dr Golam Kibria Mondal, principal of Thakurgaon Government College; Prof Md Nurul Huda, Project Director of the Enhancement Opportunity for Science Education in Government Colleges Project, Prof Masuda Sikder, vice-principal of Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, were present as special guests.
Prof Dr Md Abul Hossain, Principal of Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, presided over the programme, said a press release.
Seventeen departments along with higher secondary class, Rover Scout team and BNCC team displayed their innovative projects and models on various themes of literature, science, computer, solar system, greenhouse effect and home security system at the exhibition.
The main objective of the exhibition was to stimulate the creative skills of science among the students.
Besides, inspiration of innovation skill among the students will fill up the demand of labour market, said the release.
Feni, Sept 30 (UNB) - A tribunal here on Monday fixed October 24 for delivering its verdict on the sensational Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case.
Judge of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Mamunur Rashid set the date after concluding the hearing of arguments of both sides.
Public Prosecutor Hafez Ahmed who stood for the state sought maximum punishment of the accused.
Among the 16 accused in the case, 12 confessed to their involvement in killing Nusrat, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Madrasah, before the court during the trial proceedings.
On May 30, Senior Judicial Magistrate court Judge Jakir Hossain transferred the case to Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal.
The accused are madrasa principal SM Sirajuddoula, Awami League leader Ruhul Amin, Shahadat Hossain Shamim, Nur Uddin, Imran Hossain Mamun, Hafez Abdul Quader, Iftekhar Uddin Rana, Councillor Maksud Alam alias Moksud, Kamrunnahar Moni, Saifur Rahman Mohammad Zobair, Javed, Umme Sultana Popy, Mohiuddin Shakil, Mohammad Shamim, Abdur Rahim Sharif and Absar Uddin.
On April 6, Nusrat Jahan Rafi was set on fire on the roof of the madrasah she attended, allegedly by people loyal to the principal of the madrasah after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as she had accused him of sexually harassing her in Sonagazi upazila of Feni district.
She lost her battle for life at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital on April 10 last.