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Supreme 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...

Zia Orphanage Graft Case

SC clears way for Khaleda's trial

SC clears way for Khaleda's trial

The Supreme Court yesterday cleared the way for a lower court to continue the trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.  Khaleda had filed appeals with the Appellate Division, challenging two High Court decisions -- one to accept charges against the seven accused, including the opposition chief and...

APPELLATE DIVISION VERDICT

SC allows govt, war criminals to file review petition

SC allows govt, war criminals to file review petition

The Supreme Court has allowed both the government and condemned war criminals to file review petitions against the Appellate Division verdicts 15 days into receiving its certified copy. The SC decision has erased the debate which was surfaced after war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah was executed on December 12 last year following its verdict. Exercising...

Legal notice served for declaring Latif’s JS seat vacant

Legal notice served for declaring Latif’s JS seat vacant

A Supreme Court lawyer today sent a legal notice to the Speaker and chief election commissioner for declaring sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique’s parliamentary membership vacant in 24 hours. SC lawyer Eunus Ali Aknod served the notice saying that Siddique was removed from the position of minister and Awami League after his derogatory comment...

GRAFT CASE

SC clears way for running trial against Khaleda

SC clears way for running trial against Khaleda

The Supreme Court today cleared the way for a lower court to continue the trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case by rejecting her two appeals. The Appellate Division dismissed the appeals filed challenging the two High Court decisions regarding acceptance of charges and charge framing in the...

SC order on Khaleda’s petitions seeking graft charges dismissal tomorrow

SC order on Khaleda’s petitions seeking graft charges dismissal tomorrow

The Supreme Court will pass tomorrow its orders on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s petitions challenging two High Court decisions regarding acceptance of charge and indictment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. One of the appeals was filed in 2012 challenging an HC verdict that rejected a petition against a lower court order, which...

Kazi Aref Killing

SC upholds death penalty for two

SC upholds death penalty for two

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the death penalty for two persons, clearing the way for their execution in a case filed for killing Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president Kazi Aref Ahmed and four others in 1999. The Appellate Division of the SC passed the order after dismissing two review petitions filed by the condemned convicts -- Rashedul Islam alias Jhantu and Anwar Hossain alias Anwar -- challenging its verdict that had sentenced them to death in the case in 2012. On February 16, 1999, an armed gang killed Kazi Aref, Kushtia district unit JSD president Lokman Hossain and its general secretary Yakub Ali, and local JSD leaders Shamsher Ali and Israil...

HC reinstates 7yrs as highest punishment for reckless driving

HC reinstates 7yrs as highest punishment for reckless driving

The High Court today reinstated the highest punishment for reckless driving to seven years in prison from the prevailing three-year jail term. In its observation, the court recommended that the punishment for reckless driving should be increased further to ensure the right to life for the people. The highest penalty for death because of reckless...

Graft Case

SC continues hearing Khaleda's appeal

The Supreme Court yesterday continued hearing for the second day an appeal filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia regarding the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. The appeal was filed in 2012 against a High Court verdict that rejected a petition of Khaleda challenging a lower court order, which accepted charges against her in the case. The SC fixed today for further hearing on the appeal. It also fixed today for hearing two other appeals filed by the BNP chief over the...

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