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Mahjabin 'Murder'

Ex-MP, wife get bail, son on remand

The High Court yesterday granted a four-week anticipatory bail to former Awami League lawmaker Khan Tipu Sultan and his wife Jasmine Ara in a case filed for killing their daughter-in-law Shamarukh Mahjabin. The bench of Justice Syed AB Mahmudul Huq and Justice Akram Hossain Chowdhury passed the order after hearing their bail petition. Meanwhile, a Dhaka court yesterday placed Mahjabin's husband Humayun Sultan on a three-day remand in connection with the murder case filed by her father Nurul Islam. Fazlul Huq Khan...

HC asks for wealth report of MP Bodi

The High Court yesterday sought the wealth statement submitted by ruling Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi to the Anti-Corruption Commission. During a hearing on a bail petition filed by Bodi, the HC bench of Justice Syed AB Mahmudul Huq and Justice Md Akram Hossain Chowdhury asked ACC counsel Khurshid Alam Khan to produce his wealth statement before it on Sunday. The anti-graft body filed a case with Ramna Police Station on August 21 accusing the lawmaker from Cox's Bazar-4 constituency...

Ex-minister Ruhal given clean chit

Ex-minister Ruhal given clean chit

In yet another controversial move, the Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday cleared former Health Minister Ruhal Haque of amassing illegal wealth, accepting his explanation over a mistake in his wealth statement. In a similar fashion, the ACC last month gave clean chit to another Awami League lawmaker, Aslamul Haque, over the same allegation. Both the AL lawmakers in their affidavits claimed that they had mistakenly showed inflated amount of wealth in the statements submitted to the Election Commission ahead of the January 5 polls. In his wealth statement, Ruhal mentioned that his wife possessed Tk 7.53 crore wealth. But in an affidavit later, he claimed it was a mistake and that his wife's wealth amounted...

Nizam Hazari's Bail

HC asks for all documents

The High Court yesterday summoned the lawyers and bail grantors of ruling Awami League lawmaker Nizam Uddin Hazari to appear before it on October 19 to explain whether the process of his getting bail in an arms case was legal. During the hearing of a writ petition, the HC also ordered the Supreme Court registrar to produce before it on October 19 the documents on which Nizam got bail from the HC in 2006. MA Bashar, who appeared for Nizam before the...

ACC finds no illegal wealth of Aslamul

ACC finds no illegal wealth of Aslamul

In yet another controversial move, the Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday cleared Awami League lawmaker Aslamul Haque of amassing any illegal wealth. The anti-graft body is going to do the same in case of ex-health minister Ruhal Haque, although he could not explain the huge discrepancies between his wealth statement and income tax return. The ACC opened...

AL MP sues Banglanews24 editor, reporters

AL MP sues Banglanews24 editor, reporters

Awami League lawmaker and former water resources minister Ramesh Chandra Sen has sued the editor-in-chief of online news portal Banglanews24.com and its two correspondents over ‘defamatory’ articles. Ramesh, a ruling party MP from Thakurgaon-1 constituency, filed the case today with the district chief judicial magistrate’s court, reports our Thakurgaon correspondent. Mahbubul Alam Sohagh, a roving...

MP Kamal finally shuts his 'court'

MP Kamal finally shuts his 'court'

Ruling Awami League lawmaker Kamal Ahmed Majumder has abolished his controversial quasi-judicial body, Samajik Salish Committee, in the wake of recent media reports on the matter. In a “special notice” issued on Thursday, the lawmaker stopped all activities of the committee and also those of the Unnayan O Parishkar-Parichchhanna Committee, another platform he had floated to look after development activities in his constituency. “It is to notify the residents of Dhaka-15 constituency that all activities of Samajik Salish Committee and Unnayan and Parishkar-Parichchhanna Committee, formed under my office, have been stopped,” stated the notice written on the legislator's letterhead pad and signed by him. “From now on, it is requested that if...

Baby Moudud passes away

Baby Moudud passes away

Eminent journalist and former Awami League lawmaker AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Moudud died at a city hospital yesterday afternoon. She was 66. She had been suffering from cancer. She left behind two sons and a host of admirers to mourn her death. She was laid to rest late last night in the grave of her husband Mohammad Hasan Ali in the capital's Banani graveyard after two namaz-e-janazas, one at Eidgah Mosque of Dhanmondi and one at the Jatiya Press Club after Esha prayers, said family sources. Born in Kolkata in 1948, Baby Moudud completed her master's degree in Bangla at Dhaka University in 1971. She started her career as a journalist in 1967...

Selim Osman wins, Narayanganj loses

Selim Osman wins, Narayanganj loses

The Osman family has won the Narayanganj-5 by-polls amid allegations of widespread intimidation of voters. Selim Osman, the candidate of the main opposition Jatiya Party and brother of ruling Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman, beat independent candidate SM Akram by 16,742 votes in yesterday's polls that saw a low turnout. Selim bagged 82,856 votes and...

  

He's in thick of things

He's in thick of things

The arrest of Shamim Osman is key to cracking the Nazrul murder case, said the victim's family members. They alleged the Awami League lawmaker knew all along about the plan of the abduction and killing of Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam. Shamim needs to be extensively quizzed, they said.   Nazrul was among the seven people...

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