Law News / Fighting disinformation

While addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 28, 2022, Mechelle Bachelet, the UN human rights chief, raised an important point on the rise in disinformation across societies, remarking that systemic inequality has helped fuel a rise in the deliberate spreading of falsehoods.

For Your Information / Consumer redress in e-commerce transactions

Digital commerce platform Evaly was noted amongst customers for its frequent, and generous discounts and cashback offers. However, complaints eventually started piling up regarding delay in delivery as well as non-delivery of products. Owing to the diverse catalogue of products offered on evaly, the losses incurred by consumers are also varying from small to rather significant amounts.

Family demands safe return of missing JU student

The family of a Jahangirnagar University student who has been missing for about a week has demanded for his safe return.

HC grants 6-month ad-interim bail to man jailed instead of actual convict

The High Court today granted six months’ ad-interim bail to an “innocent man” named Manik Hawlader, who has been serving a jail sentence instead of the convict in a drug case.

Introduce biometric data management in jails to identify prisoners: High Court

Examining a list of 26 reported incidents of innocent persons serving jail sentences instead of the actual accused and convicts, the High Court today issued a rule to introduce biometric data management in prisons in order to properly identify the prisoners.

Kadamtali triple murder: Another accused confesses

Shafiqul Islam Arono, an accused in the triple murder case of Kadamtali, yesterday confessed to a magistrate that he was involved in killing his parents-in-law and sister-in-law.

Tk 40 lakh bribery case: Suspended ACC director Basir denied bail

The High Court rejected a bail petition today filed by the suspended director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Khandaker Enamul Basir, for transacting Tk 40 lakh as a bribe.

Graft case accused: Court issues travel ban on suspended DIG Partha

A Dhaka court today issued a travel ban on Partha Gopal Banik, a suspended deputy inspector general (prisons) of Sylhet division, who is an accused in a graft case.

Money laundering case: HC verdict on bail against two suspended AL leaders July 14

The High Court today set July 14 to deliver verdict on two appeals filed by suspended Awami League leaders of Dhaka's Gendaria area Enamul Huq Enu and his brother Rupam Bhuiyan seeking bail in two money laundering cases involving Tk 2.17 crore.

Killing of 9-year-old in Sylhet: HC confirms death of sacked policeman, 2 others

The High Court today confirmed death penalty of three persons, including a sacked police constable, for killing nine-year-old Abu Sayeed for ransom in Sylhet in 2015.

Travel ban imposed on Whip Shamsul Haque, Bhola MP Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shaon, 4 others

A Dhaka court has imposed travel ban on six people including Whip Shamsul Haque Chowdhury and Bhola-3 Awami League lawmaker Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shaon in order to investigate their links with amassing wealth beyond known sources of income.

Death of doctor: 3 physicians sued

Prof Dr Mamun Al Mahtab Shwapnil, chairman of hepatology department at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU); Prof Dr Abdul Wahab Khan, consultant laparoscopic surgeon of Islami Bank Central Hospital in Kakrail; and Prof Dr Mohammad Ali, hepatobiliary surgeon of BRB Hospital in Kalabagan, have been sued for the death of Dr Mohammad Towfiq Enam.

Suspended DIG Partha Gopal granted ad-interim bail

A virtual court in Dhaka has granted ad-interim bail to Partha Gopal Banik, a suspended deputy inspector general (prisons) of Sylhet division, in a case filed over the recovery of Tk 80 lakh from his residence in Dhaka even though the prosecution raised a serious objection.

BNP leader Nipun Roy freed on bail

BNP executive committee member Nipun Roy was released from jail on bail today, nearly two and a half months after her arrest.

CJ asks all 53 HC benches to virtually run judicial functions from Sunday

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain has decided to run all 53 High Court benches from Sunday to virtually hear and dispose of urgent cases, except for anticipatory bail petitions.

SC clears way for holding Lakshmipur-2 by-polls on June 21

The Supreme Court today upheld two separate High Court orders that cleared the way for holding by-election to Lakshmipur-2 constituency, where Mohammad Shahid Islam also known as Kazi Papul had been elected as an independent lawmaker, on June 21.