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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...

Bodi challenges rejection of his bail plea

Ruling Awami League MP Abdur Rahman Bodi yesterday filed an appeal with a Dhaka court challenging another court's order that cancelled his bail and sent him to jail in a corruption case. The lawmaker from Cox's Bazar-4 constituency filed the appeal with Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court of Dhaka after Metropolitan magistrate Md Maruf Hossain passed the order on Sunday. However, Judge Md Jahurul Haque did not pass any order on the matter yesterday.    On August 21, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the...

Justice denied, says Sayedee’s family

Justice denied, says Sayedee’s family

Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee did not get justice, family members of the war criminal said today after the apex court commuted his death ruling to imprisonment until death. “According to our submission before the court, we hoped that he might be proved innocent,” Masood Sayedee, one among the four sons of the Jamaat nayeb-e-ameer, told The Daily Star in his reaction after the SC verdict. “We will file a review plea seeking acquittal of Sayedee from all the charges after getting the copy of the full verdict,” he added.

Appeal for GAZA

Appeal for GAZA

Multimedia organisation Drik will organise a fundraising event for the Gaza people through sales of paintings, photographs and other items in an effort to stand by the victims of the Israeli attacks. Titled "Appeal for Gaza", the event will be held at Drik gallery at Dhanmondi in the capital. "Lives are being lost, dreams are...

BPL Fixing

Both ICC, BCB to appeal verdict

The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) through a press release yesterday confirmed their intention to appeal the decision made by the BCB anti-corruption tribunal regarding the disciplinary procedures related to the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League. Six out of the nine individuals charged with corruption during the BPL were cleared by the anti-corruption tribunal. Dhaka Gladiators owner Shihab Chowdhury, who was slapped with a 10-year ban, was the only one found guilty. The individuals who confessed...

HC accepts plea for quashing Pintu’s BDR carnage conviction

HC accepts plea for quashing Pintu’s BDR carnage conviction

The High Court today accepted for hearing an appeal against the conviction handed down to former BNP lawmaker Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu in BDR carnage case. A Dhaka court last November sentenced Pintu to life term imprisonment and fined him Tk 5 lakh for his involvement in the 2009 carnage at Pilkhana headquarters of Bangladesh...

Tazreen chairman's bail challenged

Tazreen chairman's bail challenged

A Dhaka court today accepted an appeal filed by prosecution challenging the legality of granting bail to Tazreen Fashions Chairman Mahmuda Akhter in a case filed over the devastating fire that killed 112 workers. The prosecution filed the appeal two days after another Dhaka court granted her conditional bail for one month. Chief Judicial Magistrate...

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