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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...

ACC asked to probe graft allegation against Iajuddin’s son

The High Court today directed the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate allegations against former president Iajuddin Ahmed’s son Imtiaz Ahmed of committing corruption in taking lease of Rajuk’s land near Kuril flyover in Dhaka. The court also asked the ACC to investigate the irregularities allegedly committed by the then Estate officer of the east zone of Bangladesh Railway who gave the lease to Imtiaz in 2010. The Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha has brought the allegation against them before the HC during hearing...

COMMENTS ON JUDICIARY

Ex-CEC Huda summoned

Ex-CEC Huda summoned

The High Court today asked former chief election commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda to appear before it on June 3 to explain his “derogatory” comments on judiciary. Huda yesterday told a meeting that there is no rule of law in the country now. "All constitutional bodies, including the Election Commission and Public Service Commission, as well...

Candidature of law minister legal: HC

Candidature of law minister legal: HC

The High Court today declared legal the candidature of Law Minister Anisul Huq through which he was elected unopposed from the Brahmanbaria-4 constituency to the 10th parliament. The HC bench of Justice Soumendra Sarker came up with the order after allowing a petition moved by Huq seeking dismissal of a plea challenging his candidacy to the election. Anisul's lawyer AM Aminuddin told The Daily Star that his client contesting in the election has been declared valid following the HC order. Khandker Hebzur Rahman, a Jatiya Party (Manju) leader, submitted the petition to the HC on February 11 saying the Awami League lawmaker resigned from the post of Anti-Corruption Commission's chief counsel after...

Detained Bangladeshis in Thailand

Why not bring them back

The High Court yesterday asked the government to explain in two weeks why it should not be directed to bring home Bangladeshi prisoners in Thailand. In a rule, the court also asked the authorities concerned to show reasons why their inaction in this regard should not be declared illegal. Secretaries to the ministries of expatriates' welfare, home, foreign, and Bangladeshi ambassador in Thailand were made respondents to the rule. Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo came up with...

HC refuses to hear plea over Dhanmondi playground

HC refuses to hear plea over Dhanmondi playground

A High Court bench today refused to hear a writ petition seeking its directives on the authorities to remove the structures already built on Dhanmondi playground and to ensure access of general people to it. Meanwhile, the playground was opened to public on April 24, days after protests by green activists. The division bench of...

Punish culprits immediately

The High Court yesterday directed the government to immediately take appropriate legal actions against those responsible for atrocities and offences committed after the 2001 general elections. After accepting the judicial probe report on the 2001 post-polls violence, the court expressed dissatisfaction over the government's not taking any serious steps against the offenders. During a hearing on a pending writ petition, it ordered the home secretary and inspector general of police to take steps against the offenders in accordance with the probe...

HC orders action against 2001 post-polls offenders

HC orders action against 2001 post-polls offenders

The High Court today directed the government to immediately take appropriate legal action against the people responsible for atrocities and offences after the 2001 general elections across the country. Accepting the judicial probe report from the government on the post 2001-polls violence, the court expressed dissatisfaction over the authorities for not taking any serious...

Khandaker Mosharraf denied HC bail

Khandaker Mosharraf denied HC bail

A High Court bench today refused to grant bail to detained BNP leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain in a money laundering case. Justice Borhanuddin and Justice KM Kamrul Kader retuned the bail petition of Mosharraf to his lawyer Barrister Moudud Ahmed saying that it will not grant bail to him as there is specific allegation of money laundering in the case. It will be examined in the investigation and trial proceedings whether the allegation is true or false, the court said. Moudud Ahmed told The Daily Star that he took back the petition after the bench returned...

HC seeks info on rape of Bogra girl

HC seeks info on rape of Bogra girl

The High Court today directed the government to inform it by April 20 what steps were taken regarding the incident of rape of a six-year-old girl in Bogra and forcing her family to leave home through arbitration.   It came up with the order on a suo moto (of its own) motion following a...

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