Tuesday, June 18, 2024

3 univ students jailed for sexual harassment

A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday sentenced three private university students to two years’ imprisonment for blackmailing a schoolgirl by capturing indecent video. The convicted, Parvez Sarkar, 20, BBA student of South East University, Mahbub Hasan Mohobbot, 20, and Udoy Sarma Utso, 20, BBA students of American International University of Bangladesh

Workers take away 7 convicted drivers

Transport workers confined a mobile court and freed seven drivers held on charge of diving without licence, having forged licence, driving recklessly and talking on mobile while driving at the Gabtali bus terminal on Sunday. Bus service had been suspended for about four hours as the workers rallied for the release of

Govt asked to run mobile courts to check prices

The High Court on Tuesday asked the government to run adequate number of mobile courts in Dhaka and Chittagong metropolitan areas to contain soaring prices in Ramadan, likely to begin on August 2. The bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore also asked the secretaries to the commerce and food ministries ... Read more

Citizens decry govt move

Law experts and rights activists have said that punishing people by mobile courts run by executive magistrates denying the accused their right to self-defence is unconstitutional and a flagrant violation of human rights. According to them, the Mobile Court Act 2009, enacted by the present government empowering mobile courts to sentence any person to two years ... Read more