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Supreme Court

Judge Impeachment

Petition with HC against govt move

A Supreme Court lawyer yesterday filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive on the government not to restore parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges by abolishing the existing Supreme Judicial Council. Advocate Eunus Ali Akond in his petition also prayed that the HC ask the government to maintain status quo on the government's reported decision about changing Article 96 of the constitution to restore the parliament's power to impeach judges. According to the article, the Supreme...

MONEY LAUNDERING CASE

SC stays Khandaker Mosharraf’s HC bail

SC stays Khandaker Mosharraf’s HC bail

The Supreme Court today stayed until September 2 a High Court order that had granted bail to BNP leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain in a money laundering case. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain passed the stay order after hearing two separate petitions filed...

SC clears way to save 4 rivers

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld its 2010 judgment that cleared the way for removing all structures, excluding the government ones set up to serve public interests, from the rivers around the capital. The rivers are Shitalakkhya, Balu, Turag and Buriganga. The Appellate Division of the SC dismissed five separate review petitions filed by five commercial companies challenging its 2010 verdict that affirmed a High Court verdict directing the government to remove the structures. Following yesterday's verdict, the jetties and other structures established...

RIVERS AROUND DHAKA

SC clears way for removing structures from 4 rivers

SC clears way for removing structures from 4 rivers

The Supreme Court today cleared the way for removing all structures, excluding those set up by the government to serve public interest, from four rivers encircling Dhaka. The rivers are Shitalakkhya, Balu, Turag and Buriganga. After rejecting five review petitions, the Appellate Division of the SC today upheld its earlier verdict that had asked the...

Long wait for verdict

The Supreme Court has yet to deliver a verdict on the appeals filed over sentencing of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee for his crimes against humanity in 1971, although it has finished hearing around three months ago. Sayedee on March 28 last year appealed to the court for his acquittal while the government sought his punishment in all the eight charges filed against him. Neither the attorney general nor the defence could say when the Appellate Division of the SC would...

2 Graft Cases

Khaleda goes to SC against HC ruling

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday filed four writ petitions with the Supreme Court challenging recent High Court verdicts that cleared the way for a lower court to continue trial proceedings against her in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. The trial court is set to record statements of the prosecution witnesses in the cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).    On April 23, an HC bench scrapped two petitions, in which the former prime minister had challenged...

Khaleda challenges HC verdict on graft cases

Khaleda challenges HC verdict on graft cases

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today filed two separate petitions with the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the High Court verdict that cleared the way for running the trial proceedings of Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. On June 19, the HC rejected two separate writ petitions filed by Khaleda challenging...

Bdr Carnage Case Hearing

Time ticks away in making paper-book

The Supreme Court authorities have started work on producing paper-books of the BDR carnage case aiming at completing the huge job in next three months. The time frame has been set for quick disposal of the death references and appeals at the High Court. A paper-book, which contains the lower court's judgments, orders and other documents including statements and evidence, is necessary for the HC to hear and dispose of a death reference or an appeal.   Earlier this month, the SC...

HC order declaring Ashiyan City illegal to stay

HC order declaring Ashiyan City illegal to stay

The High Court verdict, that declared the activities of Ashiyan City housing project in the capital's Holan and Ashkona area illegal, will remain in force as the Supreme Court today passed “no order” on a petition seeking a stay on the judgment.  A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice SK Sinha...

5 addl HC judges sworn in

5 addl HC judges sworn in

Five additional High Court (HC) judges whose services have been regularised were sworn in this morning. Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain administered them oath at the Supreme Court (SC) auditorium in the capital. The five judges are: Justice Ashish Ranjan Das, Justice Md Mahmudul Haque, Justice Md Badruzzaman, Justice Zafar Ahmed and Justice Kazi Md...

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