Dhaka, May 8 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday ordered conducting a judicial investigation into the death of a lawyer after being burnt in Panchagarh jail.
The court also ordered conducting the investigation by a judicial magistrate under the supervision of Chief Judicial Magistrate and submitting the report within 30 days.
Panchagarh Deputy Commissioner, superintendent of jail and police superintendent have been asked to assist the Judicial Magistrate in the investigation. The HC fixed June 23 for next hearing in the case.
A bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon.
The court also issued a rule seeking explanation from the authorities concerned as to why the failure of providing security to a prisoner in jail should not be declared illegal.
Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon stood for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney Genral Mokhlesur Rahman represented the state.
Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon said Palash Kumar Roy, son of Pranab Kumar Roy of Atwari upazila, was a lawyer of Dhaka Bar Association. He was in jail in a defamation case.
On April 26, Palash was set on fire using patrol or kerosene in the jail and later he succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, he said.
Palash was sent to jail as he allegedly made defamatory remarks about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on March 25 in a human chain programme.
Dhaka, May 8 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday directed the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) to submit a list of the companies involved in adulteration of milk and curd within May 15.
A bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam passed the order after a report in this regard was submitted before the court.
The report said harmful chemical lead and antibiotics were found in 96 samples of unpacked milk collected from the market.
Besides, adulteration was evident in 18 of the 31 samples of packaged milk but the names of the milk-producing companies responsible for the adulteration were absent in the report.
Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik stood for the state.
On February 11, the High Court directed the authorities concerned to conduct a survey to determine how much cow milk, dairy products and cow fodders containing bacteria, antibiotic, lead and pesticides are supplied across the country.
The High Court bench of Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice K M Hafizul Alam came up with the order following a report published in different national dailies on adulterated milk.
The HC also asked the authorities concerned to submit a report within 15 days.
The Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock and Health secretaries, Cabinet secretaries, all members of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority, members of Central Food Safety Management Coordination Committee, and Chairman of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) were made respondents to the rule.
Besides, the court issued a rule seeking explanation as to why the inaction and failure of the respondents to stop the adulteration of cow milk and dairy food would not be declared illegal and those who are mixing lead and pesticides with those would not be brought under the ambit of law.
Different national dailies published a report on February 10 citing a survey report on the presence of pesticides, antibiotic and bacteria in raw cow milk.
Dhaka, May 7 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to detect the vulnerable buildings of primary and secondary schools, and madrasas across the country and renovate those.
The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam passed the order after hearing a writ petition.
LGRD and Cooperatives secretary, LGED chief engineer and additional engineer (Implement and Building Maintenance) were asked to submit a compliance report within August 21 after the making the risky buildings safe within three months.
On April 7, Barrister Humayun Kabir, on behalf of human rights organisation Law and Life Foundation, filed the writ seeking its order to identify all the risky school and madrasa buildings across the country.
The writ was filed after a third grader was killed and three more were injured as the ceiling of a government primary school collapsed on them in Taltali upazila of Barguna on April 6.
Barrister Humayun Kabir stood for the writ petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Motahar Hossain Saju represented the state.