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Punish culprits immediately

The High Court yesterday directed the government to immediately take appropriate legal actions against those responsible for atrocities and offences committed after the 2001 general elections. After accepting the judicial probe report on the 2001 post-polls violence, the court expressed dissatisfaction over the government's not taking any serious steps against the offenders. During a hearing on a pending writ petition, it ordered the home secretary and inspector general of police to take steps against the offenders in accordance with the probe...

HC orders action against 2001 post-polls offenders

HC orders action against 2001 post-polls offenders

The High Court today directed the government to immediately take appropriate legal action against the people responsible for atrocities and offences after the 2001 general elections across the country. Accepting the judicial probe report from the government on the post 2001-polls violence, the court expressed dissatisfaction over the authorities for not taking any serious...

Khandaker Mosharraf denied HC bail

Khandaker Mosharraf denied HC bail

A High Court bench today refused to grant bail to detained BNP leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain in a money laundering case. Justice Borhanuddin and Justice KM Kamrul Kader retuned the bail petition of Mosharraf to his lawyer Barrister Moudud Ahmed saying that it will not grant bail to him as there is specific allegation of money laundering in the case. It will be examined in the investigation and trial proceedings whether the allegation is true or false, the court said. Moudud Ahmed told The Daily Star that he took back the petition after the bench returned...

HC seeks info on rape of Bogra girl

HC seeks info on rape of Bogra girl

The High Court today directed the government to inform it by April 20 what steps were taken regarding the incident of rape of a six-year-old girl in Bogra and forcing her family to leave home through arbitration.   It came up with the order on a suo moto (of its own) motion following a...

Aman free to walk out of jail

Aman free to walk out of jail

The High Court today granted bail to BNP Joint Secretary General Amanullah Aman for six months in five separate vandalism and arson attack cases. Barrister Ragip Rouf Chowdhury, a lawyer for Aman, told The Daily Star there is no legal bar to his client's release from the jail following the court order. The HC bench of Justice Borhanuddin and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the order after holding hearing on five separate bail petitions filed by Aman. The government will file appeal soon with the Supreme Court against the HC order, said Md Selim,...

Contempt rule for Prothom Alo article

Contempt rule for Prothom Alo article

The High Court today issued a contempt of court rule on the Bangla daily Prothom Alo for publishing an article on the proceedings of the court. Editor Matiur Rahman and Joint Editor Mizanur Rahman Khan have been asked to explain why the contempt of court proceedings should not be initiated against them for publishing...

Sagar-Runi murder case: IO asked to appear before HC

Sagar-Runi murder case: IO asked to appear before HC

The High Court today summoned the investigation officer (IO) of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi murder case before it on March 5 to inform it about the latest status of the case. The HC also asked the director general of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to ensure so that the IO will appear...

Khoka now free to walk out of jail

Khoka now free to walk out of jail

BNP Vice-Chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka secured six-month bail from the High Court today in three cases including one for killing sub-inspector Md Shahjahan in May last year. With the HC bail order, there is now no legal bar to Khoka's release from jail, barrister Saqeb Mahbub, a lawyer of Khoka, told The Daily Star. Earlier Khoka secured bail from the HC in six other cases filed over arson and vandalism charges. A HC bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed granted the bail today after holding hearing on three separate bail petitions filed by Khoka challenging a lower court's rejection order. On February 10, a Dhaka court rejected the BNP leader's...

Nasimans ordered off highways

Nasimans ordered off highways

The High Court today ordered the government to withdraw locally-made three wheelers -- nasiman, karimon and votvoti -- from highways in 10 districts within a week to reduce road accidents. The districts are: Jessore, Khulna, Jhenidah, Magura, Meherpur, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Narail, Kushtia and Chuadanga. In response to a writ petition, the court also issued a...

Stop sand extraction from Sylhet river: HC

Stop sand extraction from Sylhet river: HC

The High Court today directed the government to immediately take steps to stop extraction of sand, stone, marble, coal and other minerals from river Sari in Jaintapur area in Sylhet to save flow of its water and navigation. In response to a writ petition, the court also issued a rule upon the government authorities to explain in four weeks why they should not be directed to demarcate the area of the river and to declare it as an ecologically critical area

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