Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 Dhaka on Tuesday directed the deputy commissioner and the additional district magistrate of Dhaka not to give judicial powers to senior assistant commissioner Ayesha Haque as she had closed a land dispute case without giving any decision.
The tribunal gave the directives due to Ayesha’s failure to ‘apply her judicial mind’ in the land dispute case.
The Speedy Tribunal’s judge Abdur Rahman Sarkar also directed the court of additional district magistrate of Dhaka to rehear the case and give a verdict within reasonable time.
On July 17, 2016, the court of execute magistrate Ayesha Haque closed the case without giving any verdict.
Plaintiff Alauddin Al Masum of Bhatara in the capital had filed the case in her court in 2012.
The executive magistrate closed the case on the plea that after producing three witnesses the plaintiff took no interest in the case and the defendant also did the same.
The Speedy Tribunal after getting the plaintiff’s petition seeking review of executive magistrate Ayesha’s action directed the ADM to hold retrial of the case.
The speedy tribunal said in its observations that executive magistrate Ayesha should have delivered the verdict after she had recorded the evidence given by three witnesses, assistant public prosecutor Abdul Kader Patwary later told New Age.
She flouted the law, the tribunal said.
Asked for her comments, Ayesha Haque, now on maternity leave, told New Age that there was a standing instruction to dispose of land dispute cases within 60 days only after hearing both the sides.
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