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Mobarak appeals against death penalty

Mobarak appeals against death penalty

Convicted war criminal Mobarak Hossain today challenged the death penalty awarded him by a war crimes tribunal for his crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Mobarok submitted an 82-page appeal before the Supreme Court seeking his acquittal of all the two charges on which he was found guilty. He also...

Article on Picking CJ

Prothom Alo editor, joint editor asked to appear before SC

The Supreme Court yesterday summoned Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman and its Joint Editor Mizanur Rahman Khan to appear before it on January 5 in connection with a contempt of court petition. SC lawyer Sirajum Monir filed the petition for running the article, “Prodhan Bicharpati Bechhe Neowa” (Selection of the chief justice) by Mizanur Rahman Khan yesterday. The apex court heard petitioner's lawyer Rokanuddin Mahmud and senior attorneys Mahmudul Islam, Ajmalul Hossain and Attorney General Mahbubey Alam on the issue. An eight-member...

Contempt of court: Prothom Alo editor summoned

Contempt of court: Prothom Alo editor summoned

The Supreme Court today summoned Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman and its Joint Editor Mizanur Rahman Khan before it on January 5 in connection with a contempt of court petition. SC lawyer Sirajum Munir filed the petition for publishing an article titled ‘Selection of Chief Justice (Prodhan Bicharpati Bechhe Naowa)’ in the Prothom Alo...

Hall-mark Boss

SC questions HC bail order

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has come down heavily on a High Court bench for "not properly exercising its discretion and not assigning any reason" in granting anticipatory bail to Hall-Mark group Chairman Jasmine Islam in a corruption case.   "We have repeatedly held that it is an extra-ordinary remedy and an exception to the general rule of bail which can be granted only in extra-ordinary and exceptional circumstances upon a proper and intelligent exercise of discretion. This being...

Job applicants besiege Brahmanbaria gas office

Job applicants besiege Brahmanbaria gas office

Angry candidates who were selected for vacant posts of Bangladesh Gas Fields Company Limited besieged its head office in Brahmanbaria today demanding appointment. All of the 143 candidates paraded up to the office and locked up its main gate around 7:30am, witnesses said. They were demanding their appointment letters. The head office of the BGFCL...

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...

Nazmul's Graft Case

SC overturns HC acquittal

The Supreme Court yesterday scrapped a High Court verdict that acquitted former BNP minister Nazmul Huda and his wife Sigma Huda in a bribery case. Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case on March 21, 2007 centring Tk 2.40 crore taken from a businessman in favour of the couple's weekly newspaper Khoborer Ontorale. The SC also asked the HC to expeditiously hold further hearing and dispose of the appeals filed by the convicts challenging a lower court verdict jailing Nazmul for seven...

Corruption, a threat to justice: CJ

Corruption, a threat to justice: CJ

Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain today said corruption is a threat to justice everywhere and told judges to consider graft allegations seriously. Tolerance to corruption will not be acceptable in the judiciary, he said while addressing the lower judicial conference of district judges, chief judicial magistrates and chief metropolitan magistrates at the Supreme Court auditorium. “Corruption makes injustice and injustice is a threat to justice everywhere,” he said. The chief justice warned that reasonable allegations against the judges will be taken into cognisance and they will be brought to book if found guilty. “A proper judge will investigate any allegation properly,” he said. “Stern actions will be taken against a judge or a court...

Writ challenges Latif’s JS membership

Writ challenges Latif’s JS membership

A Supreme Court lawyer today filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging the legality of keeping sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique’s parliamentary membership in force. The SC lawyer also sought a High Court order, asking the government and the chief election commissioner (CEC) to explain why they should not be directed to...

War Crimes Verdict

Convict, govt can seek SC review

Putting an end to all confusions, the Supreme Court has said a convicted war criminal can seek review of verdict on the appeal in 15 days since receiving the certified copy of the judgment or being informed about it. Thus, it becomes clear that Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, whose death penalty was upheld by the SC on November 3 in a war crimes case, is allowed to move a review petition. The prosecution can file the petition as well. "It [review petition] can be...

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