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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)...

War Crimes

Probe finds Azhar's involvement

Jamaat-e-Islami Assistant Secretary General ATM Azharul Islam was involved in genocide, rape, killing, torture and other crimes against humanity during the liberation war in 1971 and it came out during the investigation, the last prosecution witness against the war crimes accused said yesterday. “During the investigation it was proved that ATM Azhar in 1971 was president of Islami Chhatra Sangha [then student wing of Jamaat] of Rangpur unit and Al-Badr [auxiliary force to the Pakistani army] commander of Rangpur district,”...


Judicial probe sought

Judicial probe sought

  A writ petition was filed with the High Court seeking an order upon the government to form a judicial commission headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court to probe the recent allegations of question paper leak in public examinations. The writ submitted by SC lawyer Eunus Ali Akond also sought directives on...

Hsc Question Leak

Probe body given 15 more days

The government committee probing the leak of English second paper question paper of the ongoing Higher Secondary Certificate exams has been given 15 more days to identify those responsible. The Dhaka Education Board postponed the exam on April 9 following reports of the question paper leak. Other boards held the exam the next day as per the schedule. The education ministry extended the time given for the investigation for the second time yesterday as the probe body failed to make any...

N'ganj 7-murder

HC gets probe update next week

The probe body dealing with the gruesome seven-murder case in Narayanganj will submit a progress report on its investigation to the High Court next week. Shahjahan Ali Mollah, head of the seven-member committee, said this to reporters yesterday after the interrogation of ex-Narayanganj superintendent of police Syed Nurul Islam at the Secretariat in the capital. Asked why Narayanganj Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman has not been quizzed yet despite local people's allegations against him of involvement, he said, “We interrogated only...

Maid indicted in cop, wife murder case

Maid indicted in cop, wife murder case

A juvenile court in Dhaka indicted Khadiza Akter Sumi for assisting Oishee Rahman, who killed her parents -- Special Branch of Police inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and Swapna Rahman. However, the court granted bail to Sumi, 11, after her lawyer submitted a bail petition before it. In her order, Judge Zakia Pervin said Sumi will be...

Rana Plaza Collapse

Cop probe goes nowhere

Even a year after the Rana Plaza collapse that left at least 1,135 people killed and scores maimed, police have yet to complete probing the country's worst industrial disaster. Seven out of 21 accused in the three cases filed in this connection have already been out of prison on bail from the High Court. Three other accused including Sohel Rana, owner of Rana Plaza, have also secured bail from the HC in two cases. They are, however, still behind bars, as...

BB urges anti-graft watchdog to speed up Hall-Mark probe

Bangladesh Bank has urged the Anti-Corruption Commission to expedite its investigation into the Hall-Mark scam so that Sonali Bank's dispute with other banks over payment of accepted bills can be settled as soon as possible. Of the Tk 3,547 crore embezzled by the Hall-Mark Group, Tk 1,709 crore was taken out through letters of credit, and after the scam came to light, Sonali decided to stop payment of the bills accepted by other banks lest fraud is involved in them. This...

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