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Verdict on Sayedee appeal tomorrow

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

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...

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...

Jamaat received Indian fund for anti-govt agitation: Report

Jamaat received Indian fund for anti-govt agitation: Report

Indian detectives have learnt that a portion of multi-crore chit fund was used to fan agitation against the Awami League government in Bangladesh and Jamaat-e-Islami is among the groups that received the fund, an Indian newspaper has reported. Saradha Group chairman Sudipto Sen, prime accused in the multi-crore chit fund scam, funded political parties...

Ershad urges BNP to join with JP

Ershad urges BNP to join with JP

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad today called upon BNP to join with his party as a nationalist force after leaving “the war crimes accused” Jamaat-e-Islam. "You (BNP chief Khaleda Zia) have announced that you will wage a tough anti-government movement and also said a lot of things regarding this. But you are absent from the streets as you have no strength to forge a movement," the JP boss said. He was addressing a rally at Mizan Maidan at Feni town on the occasion of the party’s district council. Ershad, also a special envoy to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, criticised Khaleda saying that she was in power for two times but did not...

19 Shibir men held in Dhaka

Law enforcers today arrested 19 leaders and activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, in the capital's Mohammadpur. Shafiqul Islam Masud, a former central president of Shibir, was among the arrestees, Biplob Kumar Sarker, deputy commissioner of Tejgaon division of DMP, told The Daily Star. On information, police conducted a raid at Zakir Hossain Road area and arrested them when they were holding a secret meeting there this evening, the police official said.

Cops foil Jamaat anti- broadcast policy rally

Police yesterday charged baton on Jamaat and Shibir men at city’s Arambag when they were holding meeting in the area protesting the “National Broadcast Policy.”   Four suffered injury while police detained eight leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing—Islami Chhatra Shibir, said a Jamaat leader. Jamaat held the rally,m first time after the January 5 election. BM Farman, officer-in-charge of Motijheel Police Station however, told The Daily Star that members of the law enforcing agency dispersed Jamaat-Shibir men soon after their...

Verdict delayed ‘at Delhi’s instruction’

Verdict delayed ‘at Delhi’s instruction’

BNP senior leader ASM Hannan Shah today alleged that the verdict against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami in war crimes trial has been deferred “at the instruction of New Delhi”. “Why the verdict was not announced today? Information available from Raw (Research and Analysis Wing--Indian Secret Service Agency) indicates that the verdict was deferred due to the upcoming visit of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Dhaka,” said the BNP standing committee member. The retired brigadier general added that Jamaat might have enforced hartal if verdict was announced and a conflicting situation could be created in the country, causing damage to the Sheikh Hasina government’ image. “That’s why the verdict was...

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