Refusal to Give Certified Copy

High Court summons RAB mobile court magistrate

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:28, Nov 19,2019

 
 

The High Court Division on Monday summoned Rapid Action Battalion’s headquarters’ mobile court magistrate Mohammad Sarowar Alam to appear and explain on December 1, why he did On July 18, Sarowar had sentenced  Mizan Miah, manager of Topu Enterprise to one year’s jail under the Fish Feed and Animal Feed Act 2010.

Topu Enterprise is a cattle feed production firm at Siddhirganj, Narayanganj,

A bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman issued the summons after hearing writ petition of Mizan Miah now serving the jail term.

On July 21, Mizan Miah had applied to the mobile court seeking the certified copy of his conviction.

The bench also issued rule asking the government and magistrate Sarowar to explain in seven days why the mobile court’s failure to provide the certified copy to Mizan Miah would not be declared as illegal.

As respondents, secretaries of ministries of law and home, the deputy commissioner and the additional district magistrate of Narayanganj, RAB’s director general and magistrate Sarowar, were asked to reply to the rule.

Petitioner’s lawyer Shakhawat Hossain Khan submitted that magistrate Sarowar flouted the High Court Division’s directive issued on October 29, asking mobile courts to provide certified copies of verdicts to the convicts in five working days to enable them to appeal against the sentences.

RAB was defended by deputy attorneys general Pratikar Chakma and Tushar Kanti Ray.

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