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Investigation

Rab asked to gear up Sagar-Runi murder probe

Rab asked to gear up Sagar-Runi murder probe

Irked by slow progress in probing the murder of journalist couple -- Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi -- a Dhaka court today directed Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to gear up the investigation. It asked the investigating agency to immediately record the statements of Mahir Sarowar Megh, only son of the slain couple, Runi’s mother...

Subhan's Trial

Recording of IO's deposition suspended

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 yesterday suddenly stopped recording testimony of an investigation officer in the case against Jamaat-e-Islam leader Abdus Subhan and decided not to consider his 38-minute deposition as evidence. The tribunal took the decision as it was revealed that IO Noor Hossain had investigated last part and Motiur Rahman first part of the case. The three-member tribunal headed by Justice Obaidul Hassan with members Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Md Shahinur Islam expressed discontent over the prosecution...

MP Enamul conceals wealth info

Ruling party lawmaker Enamul Haque from Rajshahi-4 constituency concealed information in his wealth statement of his properties worth over Tk 215 crore, according to findings in an Anti-Corruption Commission investigation. ACC investigation officer Jatan Kumar Roy submitted the probe report yesterday to the commission, suggesting that Enamul should be sued, said a top ACC official preferring anonymity. Earlier on September 10, Enamul's tax lawyer Kanchan Das issued a death threat to Jatan, warning him not to recommend filing any case against...

4 kids among six drown across country

An infant drowned in knee-deep water on the floor of his house in the capital's Maniknagar while five more including three minors drowned in Chittagong and Pabna in last two days. Aged about eight months, Sirajul Islam died in the capital around 12:30pm yesterday. He was the only son of rickshaw puller Nayan Sheikh. “It was around noon when I went out of my room to collect clothes which were drying in the sun. My son was lying on the bed...

Apple investigates iCloud hackings

Apple investigates iCloud hackings

Apple has admitted it is 'actively investigating' claims that a flaw in the 'Find My iPhone' function of its iCloud service may have helped a hacker to steal nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and '100 other celebrities'. Nearly 24 hours after the publication of the images of Sunday night, Apple finally issued a statement, but the tech giant couldn't say how the alleged breach occurred and didn't offer any guarantee to its hundreds of millions of customers worldwide that the service is safe to use. 'We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,' Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris told the Mail Online. However, despite not admitting the bug was...

CID takes over Mujibur's abduction case

The Criminal Investigation Department yesterday took the charge of the case filed over the alleged kidnapping of Sunamganj district BNP leader and his chauffeur. Inspector Suranjit Talukder, CID's Sunamganj camp in-charge (investigation), will now conduct the probe, said Officer-in-Charge Abdul Hai Chowdhury of Sunamganj Police Station. Mujibur Rahman, a member of the advisory committee of the BNP's Sunamganj unit, and his driver Rezaul Haque were "kidnapped" on May 4 in Sunamganj and were freed in Gazipur on August 18. As of now,...

Plot to keep Zia family from politics

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said implication of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman and the cabinet of BNP led four-party alliance government in the August 21 grenade attack case is a conspiracy aimed at keeping the party and its allies away from politics and elections. “We strongly condemned the attack from the very beginning and demanded punishment for the real culprits. But what has the government done? It has changed the investigation...

Sagar-Runi murder: Rab gets 36 days more to probe

Sagar-Runi murder: Rab gets 36 days more to probe

A Dhaka Court today granted 36 days more to Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to submit the probe report in journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi murder case. Metropolitan Magistrate Tareq Mainul Islam Bhuiyan asked the Rab to place the report before it on September 18. The court order came after Wares Ali, assistant superintendent...

News Analysis
Impeachment of Judges

Did Gen Zia abolish Sangsad's power?

The way Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday spoke about the introduction of the Supreme Judicial Council seems to have put the blame squarely on military ruler General Ziaur Rahman for abolishing parliament's authority to impeach the apex court's judges by introducing the new system. She pointed out that after seizing power General Ziaur Rahman brought in the Supreme Judicial Council by amending the constitution through a martial law proclamation in 1978. This part of her statement is true.   But it...

Sarkozy placed under investigation

Sarkozy placed under investigation

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation over alleged influence peddling. He appeared before a judge late on Tuesday, after presenting himself early that morning for police questioning, which lasted 15 hours. #SarkoGate La presse n'esr pas tendre - et on ne lui en veut pas ! http://t.co/H7cSZeRPih — Magalie Pailler (@MagaliePailler)...

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