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Issue No: 257
February 11, 2012

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Khoka sued for graft
The Anti-Corruption Commission on February 15 sued former Dhaka City Corporation mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka and three others for misappropriating Tk 26 lakh from public fund and causing loss of another Tk 11 lakh to it. Mahbubul Alam, ACC's assistant director, filed the case with Shahbagh Police Station, said Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of the station. In 2003 and 2005, tenders were invited for leasing out the market's car park. But after completion of all the procedures for awarding the work, including selection of the highest bidder, Khoka cancelled the tender, Alam said.-The Daily Star February 16 2012.

HC summons two Comilla cops
The High Court, over a newspaper report on February 15, summoned the officer-in-charge and a sub-inspector of Meghna Police Station in Comilla on February 23 for not recording a case over a housewife's murder. The daily Prothom Alo on February 15 reported that housewife Soma Aktar, 20, from Narayanganj, was tortured to death over dowry on February 5 by her in-laws at Chalibhanga village of Meghna upazila in Comilla. But, police did not record any case after hearing the incident, says the report. - The Daily Star February 16 2012.

HC to Protect Tagore's Kuthibari
The High Court on February 15 directed the government to take necessary steps immediately to preserve and protect the historic Kuthibari of Poet Rabindranath Tagore at Shilaidaha in Kushtia. Delivering a verdict on a writ petition, the court also ordered the authorities concerned to evict all people from the surrounding area of Kuthibari as soon as possible to build a museum there in Rabindranath Tagore's name. The HC bench comprising Justice Manik and Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim rejected the writ petition that was filed by one Md Alauddin of Kushtia challenging the government decision to acquire six acres of land adjacent to Kuthibari area. - The Daily Star February 16 2012.


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