17 April 2017
The District Court Kavrepalanchowk Convicts Three out of Four Army Officers Accused of Maina's Murder
Kathmandu: Today, after 13 years of legal battle, the District Court of Kavrepalanchok has convicted perpetrators involved in Maina's murder. The court has acquitted one of them, who is still serving the army. (For more detail of the case see, Maina Sunuwar: Separating Facts from Fiction, http://advocacyforum.org/downloads/pdf/publications/maina-english.pdf.)
Five years have passed since former BNP lawmaker M. Ilias Ali disappeared without a trace, and the law enforcers have failed to find him. Ilias Ali was an Organising Secretary of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at the time of his disappearance, along with his chauffeur Mohammad Ansar on the night of April 17, 2012. Police later found his car near his home at Banani, Dhaka.
Five years after the disappearance and murder of garment worker union leader Aminul Islam, his killers have not been brought to justice.
On March 30, 2017 body of Nurul Alam Nuru, a Joint Secretary of the Central Committee of Chhatra Dal , was recovered from the bank of Karnophuli River beside the Kholarghat Bazar at Bagoan Union under Raujan Upazila in Chittagong District. His family alleged that Nuru was picked up by some men claiming to be police from his residence at Chandonpura in Chittagong. Nuru’s nephew Rashedul Islam said that on March 2017 at around 11:00 pm, some men knocked the door. When he opened the door, about 8-10 police personnel of Noapara Police Outpost entered his uncle’s house and arrested Nuru. Later they handcuffed Nuru and took him in a white microbus. Police denied the arrest of Chhatra Dal leader Nurul Alam Nuru.