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Four SC judges take oath

Four newly-appointed judges of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court took oath of office on Sunday morning amid protest by BNP-Jamaat-backed lawyers as the appointments ‘superseded’ other companion judges. Read More »

Bail pleas of three BNP leaders rejected

A Dhaka court on Wednesday rejected bail pleas and prayers for remand of BNP Joint Secretaries General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and Amanullah Aman, and opposition Chief Whip Zainul Abdin Farroque in connection with two cases filed at the Paltan Police Station. Read More »

Kader Siddiqui gets bail in defamation case

Dhaka – A Dhaka court on Monday granted bail to Krishak Sramik Janata League president Bangabir Kader Siddiqui, Bir Uttam, on personal security in a case filed against him for calling Home Minister MK Alamgir a war criminal. Metropolitan Magistrate Saifur Rahman passed the order after a freedom fighter, Ruhul Amin, filed a defamation suit against Siddiqui for calling MK ... Read More »

Govt to amend ICT Act, 1973

In the awake of the ongoing demand from common people and legal experts, the government has taken decision to amend section 21 (2) of International Crime Tribunal (ICT) Act-1973. The amendment will incorporate a provision for the government to file an appeal against an inadequate sentence to a war crimes accused. Confirming the matter to banglanews Saturday, State minister for ... Read More »

HC summons ex-registrar in ‘contempt’ case

A former district judge has been asked by the High Court to appear before it on Feb 10 to explain his actions following the publication of a newspaper article which the court took cognisance of as being “defamatory”. The bench of Justices AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Mahmudul Hoque passed the order against Iktedar Ahmed, also a former Registrar of the ... Read More »

Jail killing case: Appeal hearing adjourned till Wednesday

The Supreme Court adjourned the hearing on an appeal filed against a High Court verdict that acquitted six former army personnel in the jail killing case till Wednesday. A six-member bench of the Appellate Division led-by Chief Justice Md. Muzammel Hossain on Tuesday passed the adjournment order after hearing for second day. During the hearing, Chief state prosecutor from Anisul ... Read More »

SQ Chy’s counsel hauled in ICT

The first war crimes tribunal on Monday asked a defence counsel of BNP MP Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to explain why the court should not take action against him for debasing the court’s dignity. The order came in response to an application filed by the defence counsel, Fakhrul Islam, seeking an order from the tribunal to clarify its position regarding an ... Read More »

Fake woman judge calls CMM court, two held

Justice done

Court Correspondent DHAKA – A woman on Wednesday claiming herself as a judge of the Supreme Court asked a Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court Magistrate of Dhaka to release an accused. The CMM Court managed to know of the conspiracy and arrested two accomplices of the fake judge. Read More »

Padma Bridge Graft: Mosharraf-Ferdous sent to jail after remand

Former Bridges Division Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan and Bridges Division Engineer Kazi Ferdous were sent to jail after a seven-day remand. Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) produced them before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court on Thursday afternoon. Magistrate of the court SA Salam sent them to jail rejecting their bail plea. Advocate Syed Shah Alam moved for the accused while Advocate Mosharraf Hossain ... Read More »

ICT asks Ziauddin to explain role

Jan 3: The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Thursday asked Ahmed Ziauddin, an international law expert living in Belgium, to explain his role over the alleged Skype conversation with former ICT-1 chairman Justice Mohammad Nizamul Huq. In a suo moto rule, the three-member tribunal headed by Justice Obaidul Hassan also ordered the Brussels-based academic to appear before the Bangladesh mission in ... Read More »

ICT reject Jamaat leader retrial petitions

Jan 3: The first war crimes tribunal on Thursday rejected retrial applications of three Jamaat-e-Islami leaders saying that it would not rely on hacked documents. Jamaat guru and former chief Ghulam Azam, current chief Motiur Rahman Nizami and executive council member Delwar Hossain Sayedee had applied to the tribunal for having their indictment orders recalled on the grounds of vitiation. ... Read More »

ACC sues 5 companies over Sonali Bank scam

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has sued five organisations for misappropriating Tk 3.5 billion from the largest state-owned commercial bank, Sonali Bank Ltd. The ACC has filed 26 cases with the Ramna Police Station on Tuesday, its spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told The cases were filed against DN Sports, T and Brothers, Nakshi Knit Composite, Khan Jahan Ali Sweaters and ... Read More »

Don’t report Skype chat, ICT asks media The International Crimes Tribunal-II on Thursday barred the media from publishing or broadcasting anything related to reported conversation between former Chairman of the first tribunal and a Brussels-based legal expert. The order came at the first sitting of the reconstituted International Crimes Tribunal-II when former member Justice Obaidul Hassan presided as Chairman with newly inducted Judge Mozibur Rahman Miah ... Read More »

HC show cause Amar Desh A High Court bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday sought explanations why orders will not be issued to detain and try those behind the publication of an alleged conversation between a former ICT judge and an expatriate legal expert over Skype. The bench comprising Justices AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury and Farid Ahmed issued the rule after hearing a petition ... Read More »