HC for ensuring proper assistance in running mobile courts

DHAKA The High Court today ordered authorities

concerned to ensure providing necessary assistance including manpower and

logistic help in running mobile courts across the country.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and

Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order while holding hearing on a

matter of supplying certified copy of mobile court order to person convicted

by it within five working days.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) executive magistrate Md Sarwar Alam today

appeared before the court following its order and informed that the operation

of mobile court is getting severely hampered due to the shortage of manpower.

After hearing the matter, the High Court came up with the order.

The High Court on October 29 ordered mobile court authorities to supply

certified copy of its order to person convicted by it within five working

days. Following the order, a convict filed a writ on November 17, saying he

did not receive the certified copy of the order against him, even after

passing of four months.

The High Court after that on November 18 asked concerned mobile court

magistrate Md Sarwar Alam to appear before it today and explained the matter.

Today lawyer Masud Hasan Chowdhury appeared for Sarwar Alam and offered

unconditional apology. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Deputy Attorney

General Amit Talukder stood for the state.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)