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HC directed to form a commission to find conspirators of Padma Bridge

Publish: 02:17 PM, 28 Jun, 2022


The High Court has directed to form a commission to find out the conspirators behind the creation of false stories of corruption in the Padma Bridge construction deal. The order called for the formation of the commission within 30 days.

A High Court bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Md Izarul Haque Akand passed the order on Tuesday (June 28).

Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik appeared for the state in the court. In the favor of the ACC was Lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan.

Earlier on Sunday (June 26), a rule hearing was set for Tuesday on the formation of a commission to find out the conspirators behind the creation of a false story of corruption in the Padma Bridge construction deal.

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Cyber terrorists and rapists Titu Rahman, Najmus Saquib booked in Rangpur

Publish: 08:55 PM, 07 May, 2023


# Both culprits are spreading misleading information from abroad
# Victims want to bring them back to Bangladesh for justice

A case has been filed against Mostafizur Rahman alias Tito Rahman and Nazmus Saquib for their involvement in spreading rumours and fabricated information on various online platforms, including social media.

Staying abroad, Titu Rahman and Nazmus Saquib are engaged in unbridled spread of misleading and fabricated information against Bangladesh, government high-ups,  and esteemed business personalities for a long time through so-called Nagorik TV.

Nazmus Saquib left the country after a rape case against him with Sabujbagh Police Station for violating a child brutally, and the victim has become speech impaired permanently.

Tushar Kanti Mondal, former General Secretary of Rangpur Metropolitan Awami League, filed the case as a complainant in the Rangpur Cyber Tribunal Court on Sunday.

Co-accused in the case are Ibrahim Ali and Anis Mia while eight to 10 people have been implicated unnamed.

Accused Tito Rahman, son of the late Matiur Rahman of the capital's Jigatola area, resides in Canada. He introduced himself as the chief executive officer of a YouTube channel named Nagarik TV.

Najmus Saquib is the son of Jalilur Azam of Sabujbagh area. Being an expatriate in the United States, he introduced himself as the message editor of Nagarik TV.

Considering the case's merit, the judge, Dr Abdul Mazid, ordered the Rangpur Superintendent of Police (CID) to investigate it.

Shammi Akhtar, Azgar Ali, Aminul Islam, and Ahsan Habib Jewel appeared for the complainant while Ruhul Amin Talukder for the state.

According to case dossier, the accused persons are engaged in unbridled spread of rumours, offensive, ugly, false, fabricated, misleading and anti-state information against Bangabandhu's daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her son Sajib Wazed Joy using various social media and online platforms, including YouTube.

Not just the Prime Minister and her family; the accused are also spreading misleading and false information against her relatives, various senior leaders of Awami League, and various party organs. They constantly spread rumours, even about the country's top business personalities.

Former General Secretary of Rangpur Metropolitan Awami League, Tushar Kanti Mondal, the complainant, said “A case has been filed against four people for creating militancy and damaging the image of the country by insulting the honourable Prime Minister and her family. I want them to be arrested and brought to justice as soon as possible.”

However, if not arrested, he threatened to give a big programme.

“I respect the court which has considered the case's merit. A YouTuber has made various talk-shows against the Hon'ble Prime Minister. This case has been filed in connection with damaging the country's image. I demand closure of these unauthorised online channels trying to destabilise the country by making false accusations,' Tushar Kanti Mondal added.

Sheikh Asif Hossain, general secretary of Rangpur city Chhatra League, filed another case with the same court over similar allegations. The court has taken cognizance of the case pending hearing.

After being charged with various crimes, including rape and fraud, Mostafizur Rahman alias Tito Rahman and Nazmus Saquib left the country. Later, they got involved in the anti-nation conspiracy. They started online spread of rumours against the state, Bangabandhu, the Prime Minister and other important people of the country.

Tito Rahman's entire family harbours an anti-liberation stand. His grandfather was a 71-year-old assassin; his father was a swindler. And Mostafizur Rahman has been aligned closely with people related to BNP-Jamaat since childhood. Apart from political identity, Mostafizur Rahman was known as a drug addict and oppressor of women in Dinajpur. Mostafizur Rahman was punished for eve-teasing. And lastly, while studying at Dinajpur University College, a student accused him of committing rape.

Meanwhile, Nazmus Saquib was accused of raping a five-year-old child in Sabujbagh area of the capital in 2011. A case was lodged against him with Sabujbagh Police Station.

According to the case statement, the child lived with her family in a hut at 28 Mayakanan of the Sabujbagh area in Basabo. The victim's father used to drive a rental CNG-run auto bike. On the day, Nazmus Saquib, a drug addict, lured the small child with chocolates to take to his home at 28 Mayakanan. Then he took her to the roof and raped her several times. At one stage, Nazmus Shaquib left the child in the garage on the ground floor when excessive bleeding started. Bachchu Mia, the house's caretaker, came forward after hearing the child's cry. Seeing the pathetic condition of the child, the local people gathered around the house. Later, the child described the whole brutal incident. Afterwards, the victim

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August 21 grenade attack: HC starts hearing on death references, convicts' appeals

Publish: 01:52 PM, 05 Dec, 2022


The High Court on Monday started the hearing on the death references and appeals of the convicts in a murder case over the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in 2004.

The hearing started at the HC bench of Justice Sahidul Karim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman in the morning.

State counsel Attorney General Abu Mohammad (AM) Amin Uddin gave his statement on the death references at the court.

A Dhaka court on October 10, 2018, sentenced 19 people, including former state minister for home affairs Lutfozzaman Babar, to death in the case.

The others who were sentenced to death are then DGFI Director Major General (retd) Rezzakul Haider Chowdhury, then NSI Brigadier General (retd) Abdur Rahim, Mohammad Hanif, Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Sheikh Abdus Salam, Abdul Mazed, Maulana Shawkat Osman, Mahibullah alias Mafizur Rahman, Maulana Abu Taher, Maulana Abu Sayeed, Mohammad Jahangir Alam, Abul Kalam Azad, Mainuddin Sheikh alias Abu Zandal, Ujjal alias Ratan, Hossain Ahmed Tanim, Sheikh Abdus Salam and Abdul Malek.

All of the condemned convicts were also fined Tk 1 lakh each.

Tarique Rahman, the eldest son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, and 18 others were sentenced to life in prison.

On October 28, the same year, the case documents along with the judgment copy was sent to the High Court for it to approve the death sentence of the accused.

The death reference wing of the High Court scrutinized and prepared the paper book of the respective case, which implies the case is ready for hearing.

On August 16, last year, the paperbook of the grenade attack case reached the Supreme Court.

Then the Attorney General applied to the Chief Justice for a speedy hearing of the death references and appeals.

August 21 grenade attack case trial

On August 21, 2004, a grenade attack was carried out on an Awami League rally at Bangabandhu Avenue when the BNP-Jamaat alliance was in office. Sheikh Hasina, then leader of the opposition, was apparently the target.

Although Sheikh Hasina fortunately escaped the attack unhurt, her hearing was affected badly.

At least 13 grenades were thrown from the rooftops of a nearby building soon after Sheikh Hasina had finished her speech at the rally.

Then the two cases -- one under the Explosive Substances Act and another for murder -- were filed in connection with the grenade attack.

The then BNP-led government formed a one-member investigation committee comprising of High Court Justice Jainul Abedin on August 22, 2004.

As the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was later assigned to deal with the cases, they made a cooked-up story of Joj Mia and arrested him with 20 other people in connection with the incident in June 2005.

During the remand period, CID collected a false confession from Joj Mia, in which he said that he had taken part in the grenade attack in exchange of Tk 5000 following the orders of his big brothers.

On June 11, 2008, CID assistant police superintendent Fazlul Kabir submitted two separate charge-sheets in the two cases, accusing 22 people, including Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami operations commander Mufti Abdul Hannan and Abdus Salam Pintu, where Joj Mia was proven not guilty.

A court on August 3, 2009 ordered further investigation into the cases following petitions filed by the prosecution after the Awami League came to power.

In July, 2011, a supplementary charge-sheet was submitted accusing 30 more people, including Tarique Rahman, former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar, Abul Harris Chowdhury and the Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed.

Of the charge-sheeted accused, Jamaat secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, and militant leaders Mufti Abdul Hannan and Sharif Shahedul Alam alias Bipul--were dropped from the cases as they had been executed after convictions in other cases.



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Suspended DIG Bazlur Rashid gets five-year jail in graft case

Publish: 02:35 PM, 23 Oct, 2022


A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Bazlur Rashid to five years imprisonment for illegally amassing wealth worth Tk 3.14 crore.

Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-5 Jude Md Iqbal Hossain also fined the convict Tk 5 lakh, in default, to suffer six months more in jail.

The court also cancelled his bail and sent him to jail.

The court on Saturday fixed Sunday for delivering the judgment after completing arguments from the both sides.

The ACC summoned the suspended DIG and his wife for interrogation on October 20 in 20019 and showed him arrested on the same day after filing a case against him on charge of amassing illegal wealth worth Tk 3.14 crore.

ACC Deputy Director Md Nasir Uddin pressed chargesheet against the ex-DIG on August 26, 2020. The court framed chagres against Bazlur Rashid on October 22.  


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HC upholds death penalty for 5 convicts on Photojournalist Aftab murder case

Publish: 03:44 PM, 12 Oct, 2022


The High Court (HC) on Wednesday upheld the death penalty for the five men and life imprisonment for another person convicted of killing acclaimed photojournalist Aftab Ahmed in 2013.

A division bench of justices Jahangir Hossain and Md Bashir Ullah passed the order after hearing their appeal petitions.

Advocates SM Shahjahan, Helal Uddin Molla and Shafiqul Islam stood for the petitioners, while deputy attorney general Samira Taranum Rabeya Miti represented the state.

On 28 March, 2017, Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 judge Abdur Rahman Sardar sentenced the five men to death and another to life imprisonment for the murder of Aftab.

The condemned convicts are Billal Hossain Kislu, Habib Hawladar, Raju Munshi, Russel and driver Humayun Kabir Molla. Of them, Raju Munshi and Russel were tried in absentia.

The lifer has been identified as Sabuj Khan. The court also imposed a fine of Tk10,000 on him.

On 25 December, 2013, Aftab of Daily Ittefaq, an Ekushey Padak recipient, was found dead at his West Rampura Wapda Road residence.

He was 69.

Driver Humayun, Habib and Billal subsequently made a confessional statement before the court that the convicts had strangled the victim to death while committing robbery in his house.

Billal looted Tk72,000 from his residence and shared the money with the others involved in the killing, according to police.

Aftab received the coveted Ekushey Padak in 2006.



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7 to die, 3 get life term in Swechasebak League leader Shubhra murder

Publish: 11:57 AM, 10 Oct, 2022


A Dhaka court today has sentenced seven people to death in the murder case of Masudur Rahman Shuvro, general secretary of Gouripur upazila Swechasebak League and chairman of UCCA Limited, in Mymensingh. Besides, 3 people have been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Judge Monir Kamal of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 announced the verdict on Monday.

The prime accused Mailakanda Union Chairman Riaduzzaman Riyad along with 19 others were accused in the case.

Those who have been sentenced to death are - Mailakanda UP Chairman Riaduzzaman Riyad, Gouripur Municipalty Chhatra Dal Joint Secretary Sakib Ahmed Reza, North District Swechchhasebak Dal members Mozammel Haque, Khairul Islam, Main Uddin, Ruhul Amin and Shariful islam Nayim.

Masud Parvez Curzon, Chatra Dal member Shariyatullah alias Shumon and Jubo Dal member Russel Miah were sentenced to life time imprisonment.

Others accused in the case have been acquitted of all charges.