Expressing deep concern, Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique has given 11-point instructions to ensure the overall security of all subordinate courts and tribunals of the country.
The Supreme Court administration, signed by the High Court Division Registrar Munshi Md. Moshiar Rahman, issued a notification in this regard on Monday.
The Supreme Court has earlier issued instructions to all concerned to take necessary steps to ensure the overall security of every court in the country.
Records of suits in Subordinate Civil Courts have various types of important documents including original documents or documents of litigants. If these documents in the custody of the court are stolen or destroyed, the image of the court will be tarnished.
Therefore, aiming to ensure the overall security of all subordinate courts and tribunals, the Chief Justice issued the following instructions to all concerned-
(a) Strengthen the boundary walls of courts and judges' residences.
(b) Installation of CCTV outside the Courts and Tribunals, each gate and courtroom.
(c) Ensure guarding by security guards round-the-clock outside and inside the court building.
(d) Replace windows of the court buildings.
(e) Arrange adequate electric lighting on the court premises.
(f) Making proper arrangements for the safe storage of case-related documents.
(g) Ensuring quality furniture and lockers.
(h) Installation of security posts around the court boundary.
(a) Strengthen night police patrolling in court areas across the country on an urgent basis.
(j) Take proper steps to ensure special security of the court building during recess.
(k) Arrange ample police guards during the working hours of every court and tribunal.
"All authorities concerned are requested to take necessary steps to ensure the overall security of all courts and tribunals in the country to comply with the above instructions”, added the notification.
Source: United News Of Bangladesh