• Monday, January 26, 2015

  • edailystar banglalink
  • 2015/01/17/ad_1421494947.jpg
  • ROBI

Appellate Division

New chief justice reconstitutes 2 SC benches

New chief justice reconstitutes 2 SC benches

Newly appointed Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, known as SK Sinha, today reconstituted two benches of the Appellate Division on the first day of his office. He was sworn in as the 21th chief justice of the country at 11:00 in the morning. President Abdul Hamid administered the oath at Darbar hall of Bangabhaban, residence-cum-office of the president, in Dhaka. The chief justice will head the first bench comprising Justice Najmun Ara Sultana, Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, and Justice Hasan Foez Siddique as its members. On the other hand, Justice Md Wahhab...

Govt appeals bogging down High Court

The Supreme Court Bar Association yesterday said the High Court proceedings had been "abnormally hampered" because the Appellate Division stayed HC's ad-interim orders following a glut of petitions filed by the government. The allegation was made in a resolution adopted by SCBA at its general meeting. The resolution cites a host of reasons why the association of lawyers decided not to bid farewell to the outgoing chief justice, M Muzammel Hossain, straying from the tradition. Dominated by pro-BNP lawyers, SCBA said...

SK Sinha new chief justice

SK Sinha new chief justice

Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, known as SK Sinha, the most senior judge of the Appellate Division, has been appointed as the 21st chief justice of the country. He is the first Hindu to hold the top judicial post in the history of Bangladesh, Law Minister Anisul Huq told The Daily Star. President Abdul Hamid made the appointment as per the constitution and will administer the oath of office to the new chief justice at his official residence Bangabhaban on January 17.  The law ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard yesterday. The appointment will come into effect on January 17, as the incumbent chief justice, Md Muzammel Hossain, will retire the...

Tried for war crimes not for political identity: Tribunal

Tried for war crimes not for political identity: Tribunal

The tribunal is trying people for their role and involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971 not for their political identity, said a judge of International Crimes Tribunal-1 today before reading out the summary of judgement. The tribunal also suggested the aggrieved party to go to the Appellate Division of...

Contempt of court: Prothom Alo editor summoned

Contempt of court: Prothom Alo editor summoned

The Supreme Court today summoned Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman and its Joint Editor Mizanur Rahman Khan before it on January 5 in connection with a contempt of court petition. SC lawyer Sirajum Munir filed the petition for publishing an article titled ‘Selection of Chief Justice (Prodhan Bicharpati Bechhe Naowa)’ in the Prothom Alo...

Hall-mark Boss

SC questions HC bail order

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has come down heavily on a High Court bench for "not properly exercising its discretion and not assigning any reason" in granting anticipatory bail to Hall-Mark group Chairman Jasmine Islam in a corruption case.   "We have repeatedly held that it is an extra-ordinary remedy and an exception to the general rule of bail which can be granted only in extra-ordinary and exceptional circumstances upon a proper and intelligent exercise of discretion. This being...

TANGAIL MP, 3 OTHERS’ ARREST OR HARASSMENT

Cops can now arrest Tangail MP, says AG

The Supreme Court today extended its order that stayed a High Court directive asking law enforcers not to arrest or harass Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, the lawmaker of Tangail-3 constituency, and three others in a case filed for killing Awami League leader Farukh Ahmed. The three others accuse are: Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, a lawmaker from Tangail-3 constituency, Jahidur Rahman Khan Khokon, Samiad Khan Bappa, and Sanoar Hossain. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice passed the...

Khaleda's trial gets go-ahead

Khaleda's trial gets go-ahead

The Supreme Court yesterday scrapped BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's petition against a High Court verdict that had upheld the charge framing against her by a lower court in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain passed the order hearing the leave-to-appeal petition filed on July 7. The four other judges are Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, Justice Md Wahhab Miah, Justice Hasan Foez Siddique and Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik. The bench held a long discussion before passing the order around 9:50am yesterday, said court sources. Hours after the SC order, Khaleda submitted two more petitions with the HC expressing no...

APPELLATE DIVISION VERDICT

SC allows govt, war criminals to file review petition

SC allows govt, war criminals to file review petition

The Supreme Court has allowed both the government and condemned war criminals to file review petitions against the Appellate Division verdicts 15 days into receiving its certified copy. The SC decision has erased the debate which was surfaced after war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah was executed on December 12 last year following its verdict. Exercising...

Wait until review petition disposal: Kamaruzzaman counsel

Wait until review petition disposal: Kamaruzzaman counsel

Saying that death-row war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman will seek review of his punishment, one of his counsels today expressed hope that the government would not execute him until disposal of the petition. Kamaruzzaman will file the petition after getting certified copy of the full verdict of the Supreme Court that upheld the death penalty awarded to him by the International Crime Tribunal-2, Khandaker Mahbub Hossain said. “It will be illegal, if the government executes him before the SC releases its full verdict,” Hossain said while addressing a press conference at the SC Bar Association auditorium in Dhaka. The four-member bench of the Appellate Division has awarded Kamaruzzaman the capital punishment on charges...

Super Chef

Video Stories »

2014/12/22/ad_1419234172.gif
concord

Ads by Google

  • edailystar

Ads by Google

wide angle
Promoting Knowledge