Ashutosh Sarkar

September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022

Apex court overturns SK Sinha’s order

The Appellate Division in the full text of a verdict overturned an order delivered by a Supreme Court bench, led by former chief justice SK Sinha, that directed the ACC to take action against its officials for frequently asking for wealth statements of suspects.

September 6, 2022
September 6, 2022

Permission for arrest: It’s to protect some corrupt govt officials

The provision of the Government Service Act that makes it mandatory for the law enforcers to take permission before arresting public servants in criminal cases is nothing but a way to protect some corrupt government officials, the High Court has observed.

August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022

Aug 21 Grenade Attack: 18 years on, the road to justice not over yet

Eighteen years have passed since the gruesome grenade attack was carried out on an Awami League rally at Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka, leaving at least 24 people killed and 300 injured.

August 19, 2022
August 19, 2022

Making property vested after 1974 illegal

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the full text of a verdict has declared all actions and decisions in making any property vested after March 23, 1974, to be illegal.

August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022

5 fugitive killers of Bangabandhu: Little progress in bringing them back

None of the five convicted fugitive killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who have been hiding abroad, could be brought back home despite the government’s persistent efforts. The trial against the convicts ended 13 years ago.

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Illegal sand extraction: SC slams HC for entertaining UP chairman’s plea

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the full text of a verdict has directed the Chandpur deputy commissioner to realise the royalty from expelled local Awami League leader Md Selim Khan for illegally extracting sand from the Meghna in the district’s 21 mouzas since 2016.

August 1, 2022
August 1, 2022

HC gets 11 new judges

The High Court Division of the Supreme Court got 11 new additional judges yesterday, but experts felt more judges should have been appointed to deal with the huge backlog of cases.

July 30, 2022
July 30, 2022

Khaleda’s appeals remain unheard

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s appeals against her convictions in two corruption cases -- centring Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust -- have remained undisposed for years, as her lawyers have not taken any steps for hearings.

July 27, 2022
July 27, 2022

Executive magistrates’ judicial power: A crucial question unsolved in 13yrs

The question of legality over the executive magistrates performing some judicial functions, including taking cognisance of offences, has not been resolved in the last 13 years as a related case remains pending before the High Court.

July 21, 2022
July 21, 2022

10-truck arms haul case: Final justice still in legal limbo

Final justice is still out of sight for the sensational 10-truck arms haul case, even though its death reference and appeals were registered with the High Court eight years back for hearing and disposal.