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Khaleda expresses no confidence in trial court judge

GRAFT CASES

Khaleda expresses no confidence in trial court judge

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s counsel today placed two petitions before the High Court expressing no-confidence in the judge of a trial court, who is dealing with Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Khaleda filed the petitions on January 28, expressing her apprehension that she will not get justice from Abu Ahmed Jamadar of the Special Judge Court-3. Barrister AM Mahbubu Uddin Khokon on behalf of Khaleda placed the petitions before the HC bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Md Khasruzzaman this morning. The bench will hear the...

Khaleda’s son Koko dies

Khaleda’s son Koko dies

Arafat Rahman Koko, younger son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, died today at his residence in Malaysia. “Koko was declared dead around 2:00pm Bangladesh time,” said Atiqur Rahman Rummon, a close aide to Koko’s elder brother Tarique Rahman.    Quoting Simpu, a brother-in-law of Koko who used to stay with Koko in Malaysia, said he complained of chest pain around 12:00pm. He said around 12:30pm they called in an ambulance from a local hospital as his condition deteriorated. The doctor who travelled to Koko’s residence at Ampang in Kuala Lumpur in the ambulance around 1:30pm found Koko in a very critical condition and around 2:00pm he declared Koko dead, Rummon added. Wives of Koko and...

Mir Nasir, 21 other BNP men gets HC bail

Mir Nasir, 21 other BNP men gets HC bail

The High Court today granted anticipatory bail to 22 BNP leaders and activists including Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin and Taimur Alam Khandker for four weeks in two separate cases. The court granted them bail after hearing separate bail petitions filed by the accused. Nasir got bail in a defamation suit filed by freedom fighter Shawkat Ali Khan alias Sundar Khan from Gopalganj, because the BNP leader was present at the programme where BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman termed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman “a top Razakar” on December 16 last year. The case was filed with the court of chief judicial magistrate in Gopalganj on December 22, AKM Ehsanur Rahman, a lawyer for...

GRAFT CASES

Khaleda exempted from court appearance for today

Khaleda exempted from court appearance for today

A Dhaka court today exempted BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from appearing before the court today in the proceedings of the two graft cases against her. However, the court rejected her two other pleas seeking adjournment of recording statements in the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of special Judge...

ACC sues Rab’s magistrate for selling land illegally

ACC sues Rab’s magistrate for selling land illegally

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today sued a magistrate of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and five others accusing them to have abused their authority and sell a vested property in Dhaka with forged documents. ACC Assistant Director Abu Bakar filed the case with Tejgaon Industrial Police Station against executive magistrate Anisur Rahman and five others, said Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, deputy director of the anti-graft body. The five others accused in the case are Humayun Molla, a retired land official, Samar Chandra Sutradhar, a surveyor and an assistant commissioner (land), Mosammat Zinat Ara Parvin, Md Mohiuddin and Md Ali Hossain. Allegation was, Anisul, during his office as assistant commissioner (land) of Wari, prepared fake...

MP Enamul 'clean'

MP Enamul 'clean'

The Anti-Corruption Commission has cleared another Awami League lawmaker, Enamul Haque, of allegations of amassing illegal wealth and concealing information about it. Enamul is the third ruling party lawmaker to have been given clean chit by the ACC in the last five months. ACC Chairman Mohammad Badiuzzaman yesterday claimed that the AL lawmaker neither amassed wealth illegally nor concealed wealth information. The facts, however, don't support the ACC boss' claim. Probing the allegations, ACC official Jatin Kumar Roy found that Enamul concealed information about his wealth of Tk 215 crore and amassed Tk 2.88 crore without known sources of income. However, ACC Commissioner (Investigation) Nasiruddin Ahmed, who re-examined the enquiry report, found that the...

ACC drops probe on AL MP Enamul’s wealth

ACC drops probe on AL MP Enamul’s wealth

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has dropped its investigation on the wealth of ruling Awami Legaue lawmaker Enamul Haque saying that the allegations against him were false. The Rajshahi-4 lawmaker came under the graft radar following an ACC report alleging that he had hidden Tk 215 crore worth asset in his wealth statement submitted to...

BNP doubts fair trial in Khaleda’s graft cases

BNP doubts fair trial in Khaleda’s graft cases

BNP today expressed doubts on whether its Chairperson Khaleda Zia would get a fair trial in the two graft cases and feared that a conspiracy was on to remove her from politics. "The government is hatching conspiracy to keep Khaleda Zia and her elder son Tarique Rahman out of politics,” BNP acting secretary general...

Did AL fulfil its pledges?

Did AL fulfil its pledges?

Have Your Say Based on the pledges the AL made during the 2008 election, The Daily Star made a wish list on Jan 6, 2012. Three years down the line, how much has the government delivered? Leave your comments and let us publish your thoughts. 1. Resolve stalemate over caretaker government 2. Form an acceptable Election...

Moosa has $7b in 'frozen' Swiss account

Moosa has $7b in 'frozen' Swiss account

Flanked by bodyguards, business tycoon Moosa Bin Shamsher yesterday appeared at the Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters to face interrogation over the allegations that he amassed wealth illegally and laundered a huge amount of money to Switzerland. During interrogation, Moosa admitted that he has deposits worth $7 billion in Swiss Bank accounts that are now “frozen”, according to a top ACC official. "Moosa, however, denied allegation of amassing wealth illegally, claiming that he earned the amount abroad through international arms trading," he added. Asked about the “$7 billion”, Executive Director Mahfuzur Rahman of Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit said, "We are trying to gather information in different ways but what we have had so far...

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