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Moudud Ahmed

The times were out of joint

BOOK REVIEW

The times were out of joint

Bangladesh Emergency and the Aftermath 2007-2008 Moudud Ahmed The University Press Limited AS I write this review, the referendum on Scottish independence has ended and the decision of the people revealed.  The world has witnessed the functioning of a mature democracy.  Moudud Ahmed, in Bangladesh:  Emergency and the Aftermath 2007-2008, has essentially described the working of a flawed, indeed, immature, democracy that is Bangladesh, although, after an existence as a sovereign independent state for 43 years, it can hardly be counted as a fledgling country.  Ahmed, a former minister, deputy prime minister,...

Moudud under fire for his book

Moudud under fire for his book

BNP leader Rizvi Ahmed today came down heavily upon Moudud Ahmed for his new book in which he said party chief Khaleda Zia was mainly busy to save her two sons during the army-backed caretaker government. Terming Moudud as a leader who "somersaults and breaks away from the party," Rizvi said a book of a man without ideology would not carry any value to them. The reaction came at a press briefing a day after release of “Bangladesh: Emergency and the Aftermath 2007-2008,” written by Moudud, BNP’s standing committee member and a former law minister. Moudud wrote the book while he was in jail during the army-backed caretaker government in 2007-2008. Rizvi said...

Court accepts land grabbing charges against Moudud, brother

Court accepts land grabbing charges against Moudud, brother

A Dhaka court today accepted the charges against BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed and his brother Monjur Ahmed in a case filed allegedly for grabbing an abandoned public land worth over Tk 300 crore in Gulshan area of Dhaka. After scrutinising the case dockets and other relevant documents, Judge Md Jahurul Haque of...

BNP 'legally'-trapped

BNP 'legally'-trapped

Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas, Goyeshwar Chandra Roy and 38 other BNP leaders are scheduled to appear today before a Dhaka court that will hold hearings on charge framing in a case related to political violence last year. The Speedy Trial Court-6 held hearings on August 24 but could not complete them. Along with 23...

Moudud, Abbas among 41 indicted for violence

Moudud, Abbas among 41 indicted for violence

A Dhaka court this morning indicted BNP Standing Committee members Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Ababs and Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and 38 leaders and activists of the BNP-led 20-party political alliance for violence during an anti-government protest last year. Their trial will begin on October 12, the court ordered. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tareq Mainul Islam Bhuiyan took...

Charges pressed against Fakhrul, Moudud, Abbas

Charges pressed against Fakhrul, Moudud, Abbas

Detectives today submitted charges against 41 BNP leaders including Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Moudud Ahmed and Mirza Abbas in connection with crude bomb explosion, police assault and vehicle torching last year. The incidents took place in front of the Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in the capital on March 2, 2013. Dipak Kumar Das, a...

ACC presses charges against Moudud, brother

ACC presses charges against Moudud, brother

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today pressed charges against BNP leader Moudud Ahmed and his brother Manjur Ahmed for occupying government's abandoned property in Gulshan. Harun-ur-Rashid, a deputy director of the ACC who investigated the case, submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court of Dhaka showing 28 people as procession witnesses. Moudud, a...

Fakhrul, Moudud among 29 charged with blasts

Fakhrul, Moudud among 29 charged with blasts

Detectives pressed charges against 29 BNP men including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and standing committee member Moudud Ahmed in a case filed for blasting bomb, assaulting police and preventing them to discharge duties last year. Fazlur Rahman, an inspector of Detective Branch of police and also investigating officer of the case,...

SC clears way for graft cases against 3 BNP leaders

SC clears way for graft cases against 3 BNP leaders

The Supreme Court today cleared the way of lower courts concerned to run trial proceedings of corruption cases against three BNP leaders including Moudud Ahmed. The other leaders are: BNP Standing Committee Member Khandker Mosharraf Hossain and former BNP lawmaker MA Hashem. A four-member of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain...

Bail in All Cases

Moudud, Rafiqul, Mahbub freed

Senior BNP leaders Moudud Ahmed, Rafiqul Islam Mia and Khandaker Mahbub Hossain were freed on bail from Kashimpur jail in Gazipur yesterday. Rafiqul and Mahbub left jail around 11:20am while Moudud around 12:30pm, Jahangir Alam, superintendent of the jail, told The Daily Star. The trio -- standing committee members Moudud Ahmed and Rafiqul Islam Mia, and BNP chairperson's adviser Khandaker Mahbub Hossain -- had recently obtained bail orders from the High Court in several cases. The bail documents were received by the...

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