The High Court on Tuesday issued a contempt of court rule against eight people, including four secretaries, for not complying with its earlier order to extend the service period of a freedom fighter public servant by one year.
An HC bench of justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and justice Shahidul Karim issued the rule following a petition.
The HC also stayed a notice issued replacing project implementation officer Sirajul Islam Siddique of Muktagachha upazila in Mymensingh.
Liberation war affairs, public administration, finance and disaster management secretaries, director general of Jatiya Muktijoddha Council, Mymensingh deputy commissioner and relief and rehabilitation officer have been made respondents to the rule.
Barrister ABM Altaf Hossain and advocate ARM Quamruzzaman Kakon stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Amit Talukder represented the state.
Altaf Hossain said that Sirajul Islam Siddique is a freedom fighter and is supposed to enjoy all the facilities provisioned for freedom fighters. But the authorities concerned did not issue any notification extending his service period from 60 to 61 years along with other facilities.
Later, Sirajul filed a writ petition with the HC and following the writ petition, the HC bench on May 24 last ordered the extension of his service tenure from 60 to 61 years and provide other facilities to him.
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