District and Sessions Judge’s Court has sentenced three people, including a mother and daughter, to life imprisonment for killing a man in Jamalpur. The convicts are deleted: Jannatul Ferdous Shapla (35), his mother deleted: Sufia Akhter Rina (53) and Md. Ehsan Ahmed Sohag (38). District and Sessions Judge Md Zulfiqar Ali Khan handed down the verdict on Sunday afternoon.
State counsel Nirmal Kanti Bhadra said Mizanur Rahman Majnu, 38, son of late A. Bari Sarkar of Raghunathpur village in Jamalpur Sadar upazila was killed on May 7, 2013 and dumped in a fallow land in the neighboring village of Dengargarh. After receiving the news, the police recovered the body. On the day of the incident, the victim’s mother Mosha: Hasina Begum filed a case with the Sadar Police Station against several unidentified persons including her daughter-in-law Mosha: Farzana Islam Lucky (38) for being involved in the murder. After investigating the case, the police released the wife of the deceased as she was not involved in the murder and after reviewing the call list, they filed a chargesheet against the four persons on July 22, 2015.
After a long trial, 12 out of 19 witnesses were involved in the murder of District and Sessions Judge Md. Zulfiqar Ali Khan. Delete: Sufia Akhter Rina and Md. Ehsan Ahmed Sohag, son of Md. Habibur Rahman of Srirampur village, were sentenced to rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs. 30,000. The court acquitted Abul Hossain as he was not involved in the incident. The state counsel in the case was Nirmal Kanti Bhadra and the defense counsel was Muhammad Baki Billah, Anwarul Karim Shahjahan and Md. Mosharraf Hossain.
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Contempt of court notices have been issued to the Department of Health and the Director General of the Department of Prisons alleging disobedience of court orders in appointing doctors in prisons across the country and giving false information to the court. Supreme Court lawyer said. JR Khan Robin sent the notice on Sunday.
Within 15 days of receiving the notice, it has been requested to take necessary steps to fill the 116 temporary vacancies in the jail as per the court order. Otherwise, contempt of court will be filed against them, the notice said. The notice has been sent with the report published in Kaler Kanthe on March 4 under the headline ‘Doctor in jail’.
According to the notice, 6 jails in the country have a capacity of 40,064 inmates, but in many cases, there are two to three times more inmates. On the other hand, there were only 9 doctors as against 141 posts of jail doctors. In order to implement the basic rights of prisoners, said the lawyer. JR Khan Robin filed a writ petition in the public interest. The High Court ruled on the writ petition on June 23, 2019. The jail authorities were directed to inform the court about the overall matter. Following this, on January 20, 2020, the High Court directed the DG of the Department of Health to immediately fill the vacancies of 117 doctors.
On January 18 this year, the jail authorities informed the High Court in writing that 122 doctors were working in different jails across the country as against 141 posts. Of these, 26 are employed in Dhaka division, six in Mymensingh division, 18 in Rajshahi division, 11 in Rangpur division, 18 in Chittagong division, 18 in Sylhet division, 18 in Khulna division and 10 in Barisal division. Out of 122 persons, seven are attached to deputation and 105 are attached to phases.
Lawyer said. JR Khan said that a news about this was published in Kaler Kantha on March 4. According to the report, there are still 134 vacancies for doctors in prisons. If the report is true, the DG of the health department has disobeyed the court order by not appointing a doctor in the jail as per the court order. At the same time, their work is contempt of court as the jail authorities do not provide accurate information about the appointment of doctors. So a contempt of court notice has been sent against them.