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Arrest warrant issued against Sami, Tasnim, 2 others in DSA case

On Sunday, the Dhaka Cyber Tribunal issued warrants to arrest four persons, including Zulkarnain Khan alias Sami who appeared in an allegedly false and politically motivated documentary by Al Jazeera and Netra News Editor in-Chief Tasnim Khil in a case filed under the Digital Security Act (DSA). Swapan Wahid and Ashik Imran are the other two suspects. The tribunal issued the order after the four accused resisted appearing in court. In the meantime, the tribunal accepted the counter-terrorism and transnational crimes (CTTC), charge sheet against seven of the accused. Sami, Tasnim Khil, cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore and Didarul Bhuiyan are the accused. They also include Swapan Wahid, Ashik Imran, Swapan Wahid, and former director of Dhaka Stock Exchange Minhaj Mannan. Four names were dropped from the charges sheet by the investigation agency. These are Mushtak Ahmed (US journalist), Sahed Alam (blogger Asif Mohiuddin) and Philip Shumakher. The case was filed by police on June 13. The ca

HC stays appointments of 138 RU teachers, employees

Monday's High Court stayed the appointments of 138 Rajshahi University employees and teachers made by M Abdus Sobhan, its former vice-chancellor. He had been appointed on May 5, his last day working against a ban imposed on him by the education ministry. The court requested the Anti-Corruption Commission in an investigation into the alleged misuse of power by M Abdus Sobhan, vice-chancellor for giving the appointments. It was to submit its probe report within 60 days. The court also requested the chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission and the education secretary to explain within four weeks why they wouldn't be asked to take any action against Abdus Sobhan after receiving the probe report. After hearing the writ petition of Mubassher Hossain, convener of Consumer Association of Bangladesh, the online bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah & Justice Md Kamrul Hossain Mollah made an order. The Rajshahi University Teachers' Recruitment Policy 2017, which empowered the