Amar Desh shutdown challenged

A writ petition was filed yesterday with the High Court challenging the government decision that cancelled the declaration of publications of the daily Amar Desh. Meantime, Mahmudur Rahman, acting editor of the recently closed Amar Desh, was shown arrested yesterday in another case in which police sought ten days’ remand…

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No tolerance for custodial death

The High Court yesterday directed the government to put a stop to custodial deaths, saying the court will not tolerate such incidents. An HC bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik, and Justice Md Delwar Hossain sounded the warning during a public interest litigation hearing in connection with the May…

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Tac clemency under scanner

The Anti-corruption Commission, in a rather controversial move, has decided to reopen proceedings against 297 graft suspects, the majority of whom were pardoned by the now defunct Truth and Accountability Commission (Tac) in exchange for voluntary disclosure and surrender of ill-gotten wealth. ACC made the decision last week, after the…

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Rab in a soup

The High Court yesterday directed the government to immediately close two Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) officials following widespread allegations of their attempt to implicate a Satkhira businessman in a false arms possession charge. The two officials are Operation Commander of Rab-6 (Khulna) Maj Kamruzzaman and Deputy Assistant Director Delwar Hossain…

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