Chaitanya Chandra Halder

Rape, death of 12-yr-old: A poor family’s cries for justice go unheeded

“I will not work at this house anymore. They torture me. I will come back to you.” This was what Iti Akter said to her mother Sarkis Akter in her last phone call in the evening of January 28 last year.

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2018 Cop Murder: Rabiul linked in every way

Though Rabiul Islam alias Arav Khan on a recent Facebook live claimed that he was not involved in the 2018 killing of a cop, the police probe report made some shocking revelations regarding his complicity.  

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Bank exam question leak: Buet Prof Nikhil finally charged

Buet Prof Nikhil Ranjan Dhar was finally charged with involvement in bank recruitment question paper leak even though the investigation officer (IO) had earlier dropped his name from the charge sheet.

Tazreen Tragedy: The never-ending wait

Maya Begum, a survivor of the blaze that engulfed Tazreen factory 10 years ago, is losing all hope for justice, or financial assistance for that matter, as proceedings of the case centring this incident is progressing at a snail’s pace.

Blogger Oyasiqur killing: Complainant ‘unavailable’

Seven years into the murder of secularist blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu, the complainant of the case appears uninterested in justice and the police are clueless about his whereabouts.

They confessed, yet not charged

A Dhaka court has found flaws in the charge sheet submitted by the Department of Narcotics Control in a case filed over the recovery of around 39,000 yaba pills from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in 2020.

Fake covid certificates: JKG’s Sabrina, 7 others given 11 years in jail

A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced Sabrina Sharmin Hossain, chairperson of JKG Health Care, and seven others to 11 years of rigorous imprisonment in a case filed over issuing fake Covid-19 certificates.

Destiny-2000 scam: Form a committee to reimburse investors

While sentencing 46 officials of Destiny-2000 to jail for money laundering, a Dhaka court yesterday ordered the government to form a committee to liquidate assets of a co-op of the company and return the money to its investors and shareholders.

Casino brothers to serve 7 years

Organised crimes and money laundering are a serious threat to the rule of law and sustainable development of the country, said a Dhaka court in the verdict in a money laundering case.

Rana Plaza Murder Trial: Only 1 out of 594 witnesses testified so far

The trial progress in the murder case filed over the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse has been dismal as only one out of 594 prosecution witnesses has so far testified.

4 to die for killing Humayun Azad

Four members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were sentenced to death yesterday for killing Prof Humayun Azad 18 years ago.

Pahela Baishakh Sexual Assault: Trial in limbo

Trial of the case filed over the Pahela Baishakh sexual assault incident at Dhaka University (DU) did not make any headway even after five years, due to the prosecution’s failure to produce witnesses before court for their statements.

Humayun Azad murder case: After 18 years, verdict due today

A Dhaka court is set to deliver verdict over the murder of Prof Humayun Azad after 18 long years as the alleged negligence of investigators and prosecution delayed the trial completion.

DB Informer Jalal Killing: Trial stuck in legal limbo

The half-decomposed body of Jalal, who drove the car of Detective Branch (DB) of police, was recovered from the overhead water tank of DB’s Minto Road headquarters on March 25, 1999.

Masterminds of Hussaini Dalan blasts: IO’s negligence kept them beyond law

The masterminds behind the 2015 Hussaini Dalan blasts had remained beyond the law due to the investigator’s utter negligence, said a Dhaka court.

‘Rehab had no clearance, licence’

The hospital -- where assistant superintendent of police Anisul Karim Shipon was allegedly tortured to death on November 9, 2020 -- had no government clearance and licence, found a police probe.

Bribery hurts the image of govt officials

Being senior “government officials”, Khandaker Enamul Basir and Mizanur Rahman took and gave bribes, causing serious damage to the image of public servants, a Dhaka court said yesterday while delivering the verdict in a graft case against the duo.

PK Halder has laundered Tk 80cr to Canada

Proshanta Kumar Halder, the former managing director of NRB Global Bank, had laundered about Tk 80 crore to Canada, found the Anti-Corruption Commission found in its probe.

Looking back at 2021’s noteworthy judgments

Several important cases, which went on for years, were disposed of in Dhaka’s lower courts in 2021, amid the pandemic.

BUET student abrar murder verdict: 20 students get death

Twenty Buet students were sentenced to death yesterday for their direct involvement in the murder of a fellow student in a dorm room, an incident that shocked the nation two years ago.

Killing of Six in Aminbazar: 13 sentenced to death, 19 to life

A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced 13 people to death and 19 others to life imprisonment for the killing of six students in Aminbazar on the outskirts of the capital more than 10 years ago.

9 years of Tazreen tragedy: Victims don’t believe justice will ever be done

Trial proceedings of a lawsuit over Tazreen Fashions fire made no significant progress in six years as prosecutors kept failing to bring witnesses to court.

Allegation of Kishore’s Torture: PBI sees no evidence

There is no definite evidence that one or more people picked up cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore from home and tortured him physically and mentally in May last year, according to a police probe.

Farmers Bank Loan Scam: Ex-chief justice Sinha gets 11yrs

Former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha was the principal beneficiary of the illegal loans approved for him in violation of the Farmers Bank’s credit policy, a Dhaka court observed in its verdict yesterday.

1 man, 3 cases, and ‘sentiment’

Lawyer Imrul Hasan has filed an application with a court, seeking withdrawal of the case he filed against members of popular band Meghdol, just five days after the filing.

Probir gets justice

A journalist who wrote in favour of the Liberation War and against war criminals and war crimes, and suffered assaults because of it, was yesterday acquitted of charges in a case filed under the ICT Act in 2015 over a Facebook post.

Xulhaz-Tonoy Murder: Killers’ goal was to gag free speech

The common goal of the Ansar al Islam militants who killed LGBT rights activist Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy was to clamp down on people’s freedom of expression and independent activities by creating terror in the country. 

Attack on Bank Officials: Police probe clears Sikder brothers

Police dropped the names of Ron Haque Sikder, managing director of Sikder Group, and his brother, from the investigation report of a case filed against them abducting, torturing and opening fire on two Exim Bank officials over permission for a loan.

Justice now a mirage to them

Hasan Mirdha Akash is losing hope of getting justice.

Violating Lockdown: Detainees mostly poor, now prey to court frauds

Morzina Begum was waiting anxiously outside the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court in Dhaka Tuesday morning. Her younger son, Mohammad Hasan, was arrested by Hazaribagh police Monday night for being out during the lockdown.

No headway for a decade in 30yr-old robbery case

Even though a decade has passed, trial of a case filed over the robbery at Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) 30 years ago has not made any headway.

It was ‘factual error’; no evidence found

The forgery case filed against Aparajita International proprietor Sharmin Jahan was a matter of factual error, a police probe report has found.

They defrauded 6,000 patients

An organised crime gang, in line with the instructions from Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed, played a role in spreading Covid-19 virus in the country by preparing fake test reports, a Rab probe has found.

From cop to drug trader

He liked having yaba. And it was cheap too. He knew a lot of people like him were addicted to the crazy pills. He saw the potential of making a lot of money that too very quickly if he started trading the drug instead of just consuming.

Engr Delwar Murder: His colleague killed him for obstructing bribery

Delwar Hossain, then executive engineer of Gazipur City Corporation, was killed last year over a disagreement with his colleague Mohammad Selim over the latter’s illegal activities, a police probe has found.

Kajol charged in another DSA case

Investigators have brought charges against photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol in another case filed under the Digital Security Act stating that his purpose was to deteriorate law and order through aggressive intimidation and posting defamatory photos and writings on Facebook.

Rana Plaza Collapse: No progress yet in trial of murder case

The trial proceedings in the murder case filed in connection with the Rana Plaza collapse in Savar have made no progress in the last five years due to High Court stay orders.

Attempting to Kill Hasina in 2000: 14 Huji men get death penalty

A Dhaka tribunal yesterday sentenced 14 militants to death and ordered that they be “publicly” executed by the firing squad for attempting to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2000.

Journo Kajol: Charge sheet in another DSA case

Police recently submitted a charge sheet with the court claiming that photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol’s main purpose was to tarnish the images of ruling party leaders and activists and extort money by uploading fake information.

Tipu Murder Case: No headway in 10 years

The trial of Sayeed Ahmed Tipu’s murder case did not make any headway in around a decade due to the prosecution’s failure to produce witnesses before court for their statements.

He was killed to gag free speech

Writer-blogger Avijit Roy was killed to gag and discourage freedom of expression so that no one in the country can write or express themselves freely.

DSA Case Against Journalist Kajol: Charged with ‘defaming ministers, MPs, leaders’

Investigators have charged photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol with circulating indecent, defamatory, objectionable and fake information about some ministers, lawmakers and top Jubo Mahila League leaders on Facebook.

Another 32 migrants land in jail

Another 32 migrants, who have returned to the country recently, were thrown into jail yesterday after completion of their quarantine period.

Justice catches up with killer cops

Yesterday afternoon before a Dhaka court, Imtiaz Hossain Rocky, brother of Ishtiaque Hossain Jonny who was tortured and killed in police custody in 2014, was constantly on his feet.

Shahed’s Fraudulence: Cops sat on his warrants for 10yrs

Ten years have passed since a Dhaka court served two arrest warrants, including a conviction warrant, against Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed in a cheque bounce case, but police are yet to take any action in this regard, the prosecution alleges.

Killing of Dia, Rajib by Bus: Call for caution was ignored

The drivers of two Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan buses involved in the killing of two college students in 2018 were well aware of the high risk of driving down the ramp of a flyover.

Circulating Nusrat Clip: Ex-OC Moazzem sentenced to 8 years in jail

A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced Moazzem Hossain, former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi police station, to eight years’ rigorous imprisonment for filming Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s statement and circulating the clip without her consent.

NO MERCY for café attack perpetrators

A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced seven militants to death for their involvement in the 2016 Holey Artisan Bakery attack, terming it a disgraceful attack aimed at assassinating the non-communal character of Bangladesh.

July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019

Ershad’s Pending Case: All cleared, except two

The trials for two long running cases against former military dictator Hussain Mohammad Ershad, who died yesterday, still remain pending.

May 26, 2019
May 26, 2019

Charges not framed even in 4 years

The charges in two graft cases against former state minister for housing and public works Abdul Mannan Khan and his wife Syeda Hasina Sultana could not be framed even in four years because of repeated time petitions.

April 29, 2019
April 29, 2019

Beyond belief

On June 20 last year, police arrested two men -- Sonu and Rubel -- and recovered two knives from their possession from the capital’s Geneva camp in Mohammadpur. A third man named Rahi fled the scene, leaving a steel-made machete.

March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019

Justice continues to elude Parag, family

Six-year-old Parag made national headlines when he was abducted in broad daylight, leaving his mother, sister and driver of their car with gunshot injuries, right in front of his house in 2013.

October 30, 2018
October 30, 2018

Zia Charitable Trust Graft Case: Khaleda jailed for 7 years

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was convicted in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case and sentenced to seven years' rigorous imprisonment by a special court in her absence yesterday.

October 11, 2018
October 11, 2018

August 21 attack: 'State-backed crime' punished

It was a well-orchestrated plan, executed through abuse of state power, a special court has ruled, delivering verdicts in the two cases filed over the grenade attack on an Awami League rally 14 years ago.

October 11, 2018
October 11, 2018

A bid to make AL leaderless

Rivalry between the ruling and the opposition parties is inevitable in politics, but it is utterly unacceptable that attempts will be made to make the opposition leaderless, a special court observed in its verdict in the August 21 grenade attack cases yesterday.

September 19, 2018
September 19, 2018

Aug 21 Grenade Attack Cases: Trial completes after 14 years

Trial of the August 21 grenade attack cases have been completed and its verdicts are set to be delivered on October 10.

September 11, 2018
September 11, 2018

A case, many questions

Luthful Haque was treated at Labaid hospital in the capital's Dhanmondi for seven days from August 4 for hypertension, diabetes and kidney complications.

August 21, 2018
August 21, 2018

21 August Attack: Justice in sight after 14 years

With over 300 splinters inside his body, all Suranjit Sengupta wanted until his death was justice for the August 21 grenade attack. "I want justice," said the Awami League leader in tears while testifying before a court in 2015, eleven years after the attack on an AL rally that left 24 people killed and over 300 wounded.