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Trinamool-Jamaat nexus: A puzzle and a worry

EVERY action, apart from initiating an equal and opposite reaction also demands a loss and benefit estimation. One may argue that Jamaat might gain by funding Trinamool Congress (TMC), as was reportedly done before 2011 assembly and 2014 Lok Sabha polls. But one is still at a loss to figure out what exactly the TMC and its leader Mamata Banerjee wanted to gain out of the Jamaat's destructive politics in Bangladesh funded by TMC, which it has allegedly done....

Sayedee's death sentence commuted

Sayedee's death sentence commuted

The Supreme Court today commuted the death sentence of Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee to imprisonment till death for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. A five-member bench of the apex court, headed by the Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain, pronounced the verdict by majority view at 10:06am...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Verdict on Kamaruzzaman appeal any day

Verdict on Kamaruzzaman appeal any day

The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict any day on an appeal filed by war criminal Jamaat leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman challenging death penalty awarded to him for his wartime offences. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha today kept the appeal waiting for verdict after concluding hearings for...

Jamaat calls hartal for tomorrow, Sunday

Jamaat calls hartal for tomorrow, Sunday

Jamaat-e-Islami has called countrywide hartal (shutdown) from 6:00am Thursday to 6:00am Friday and 6:00am Sunday to 6:00am Monday protesting the Supreme Court verdict that awarded war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee jail till death. The SC today commuted Sayedee’s death sentence to imprisonment till death for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation...

Witnesses in panic after Sayedee verdict

Witnesses in panic after Sayedee verdict

The witnesses of the war crimes case against convicted Delawar Hossain Sayedee fear for their lives now, after the sentence for the Jamaat-e-Islami leader was commuted to jail for life. They expressed their dissatisfaction hours after the Supreme Court delivered the verdict and sought the government’s intervention for providing them with security. “We were leading...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Verdict on Sayedee appeal tomorrow

Verdict on Sayedee appeal tomorrow

The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict tomorrow on an appeal filed by Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee challenging the death penalty given to him in a war crimes case. The ruling of a government appeal in connection with Sayedee’s verdict is also due for tomorrow. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain is expected to announce the verdict tomorrow morning, as the appeals have been enlisted in the day’s cause list of the court as the first item. Meanwhile, Jamaat is likely to announce tough agitation programme including hartal if the Supreme Court upheld Sayedee’s capital punishment, party sources told The Daily Star. The International...

Saradha Funds for Jamaat

Home ministry 'unaware'

As the Indian media claim Dhaka communicated with New Delhi over the allegation that Saradha scam money was funnelled to Jamaat, the Bangladesh home ministry says it is “unaware” of any such development. Indian Bangla daily Anandabazar Patrika yesterday said crores of money from Saradha chit fund scam was invested to spark violence in Bangladesh. Citing “intelligence reports of Bangladesh”, the newspaper said the money made its way to Jamaat-e-Islami in 2012-13 through Ahmed Hassan Imran, a Rajya Sabha member from...

'Mamata funded Jamaat with Saradha money'

'Mamata funded Jamaat with Saradha money'

Alleging involvement of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) with fundamental outfits, Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader Siddharth Nath Singh told that the party’s chairperson and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had funded Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh. Mamata sent money taken from the scam-tainted Saradha Group to the outfit in exchange for its help to influence...

‘Indian govt won’t interfere in Jamaat funding probe’

‘Indian govt won’t interfere in Jamaat funding probe’

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said law will take its own course in the probe into allegations that a portion of the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam had been funnelled by a Trinamool Congress lawmaker to Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh. "Law will take its own course and the government will not interfere in the probe," Singh told the media when a journalist asked him about Kolkata newspapers reports alleging that huge money of Saradha chit fund scam had been sent to Jamaat, reports our New Delhi correspondent. Leading Bangla daily "Anandabazar Patrika" today named Ahmed Hassan Imran, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress' member of Rajya Sabha, upper House of...

Prosecution wants gallows for Azharul

The prosecution yesterday sought capital punishment for Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam claiming that they had proved the charges of genocide and crimes against humanity against him at the International Crimes Tribunal-1. “Accused Azharul Islam was involved in sexually violating women, committed [at Rangpur Town Hall] during the Liberation War in 1971, which represents his perverted mentality,” said prosecutor Tureen Afroz. Before drawing conclusion to the arguments on legal aspects, she prayed to the tribunal to order Azharul to pay adequate...

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