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Don’t arrest Mintoo, Nasir until further orders: HC

Don’t arrest Mintoo, Nasir until further orders: HC

The High Court today ordered the government to abstain from arresting or harassing BNP leaders Abdul Awal Mintoo and Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin in two cases until further orders. Abdul Awal Mintoo is the joint convener of BNP’s Dhaka city unit and an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia while Nasir Uddin is a...

HC grants bail to Asif Adnan

HC grants bail to Asif Adnan

The High Court yesterday granted bail to Asif Adnan, who according to detectives was plotting to oust the government through subversive activities by building an Al-Qaeda network in the country. The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal and Justice Abu Taher Mohammad Saifur Rahman granted permanent bail to Asif, son of former HC judge Abdus Salam Mamun, after hearing the bail petition filed by him. The grounds on which the HC granted the bail could not be known since the full judgment was not released yesterday.  “The HC granted Asif bail as the allegations brought against him were based just on SMS retrieved from his cell phone after he was arrested,”...

Suspected IS recruit: Shuvo free to walk out of jail

Suspected IS recruit: Shuvo free to walk out of jail

The High Court today granted bail to Asif Adnan Shuvo, who, as per detectives, was allegedly recruited as an Islamic State fighter, in a criminal case, clearing the way for his release from jail. The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal and Justice Abu Taher Mohammad Saifur Rahman passed the order after hearing...

Cricketer Rubel gets 4-week bail

Cricketer Rubel gets 4-week bail

The High Court today granted anticipatory bail to Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hossain for four weeks in a woman-torture case. The case was filed against the cricketer for allegedly having an affair with a cinema actress, whom he had apparently promised to marry. The actress filed the case with the Mirpur Model Police Station under the Prevention of Women and Child Repression Act on December 13. At day’s hearing, the HC passed the order after hearing a petition by Rubel seeking anticipatory bail. He appeared before the HC bench of Justice Syed AB Mahmudul Huq and Justice Md Akram Hossain Chowdhury for bail in the case. Deputy Attorney General Bashir Ullah told The Daily Star...

HC moves to stop animal-fighting races

HC moves to stop animal-fighting races

The High Court today ordered stop on animal-fighting competitions in Sunamganj and sought reason to the government why such acts would not be banned in the country. The court prohibited bull-fighting, cock-fighting, goat-fighting and dog-culling at Chatak area of Sunamganj for the next eight weeks. It also sought answer by three weeks as to why...

Heads of 26 schools summoned for charging extra exam fees

Heads of 26 schools summoned for charging extra exam fees

The High Court today summoned the heads of 26 schools in Dhaka to appear before it for charging additional examination fees from Secondary School Certificate (SSC) candidates. The headmasters or principals and chairmen or managing directors of each of the 26 institutions and their governing bodies have to appear before the HC by 10:30am...

HC Asks For Explanation

Why Jannati won't get bail

Why Jannati won't get bail

About five months after young entrepreneur Jannati Hossain landed in jail, the High Court yesterday issued a rule on the authorities concerned of the government to explain in two weeks why she should not be granted bail in a murder case. The HC bench of Justice Md Nuruzzaman and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam came...

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...

Status quo on construction of CCC mayor’s house

Status quo on construction of CCC mayor’s house

The High Court today directed the authorities concerned to maintain status quo on the construction of a house for Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) mayor by cutting hills at the city’s Tigerpass area for the next seven days. In response to a writ petition, the court also ordered the deputy commissioner of Chittagong and director...

Ex-BTCL boss sent to prison

The High Court yesterday sentenced SOM Kalim Ullah, a former managing director of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited, to four months in prison for contempt of court. He was also fined Tk 1 lakh, in default, to suffer imprisonment for another month. The former top official of BTCL was sent to Dhaka Central Jail hours after the HC single bench with Justice Md Rezaul Hasan passed the order yesterday, said police. The court, however, acquitted BTCL director Shah Farid Uddin and IFIC bank...

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