The High Court on Monday ordered the Kushtia deputy commissioner to keep his doors and windows open for the public so they can easily meet him.
The HC bench of Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman and Justice AKM Rabiul Hassan came up with the observation while hearing a petition.
“Keep your doors open so people can easily get a chance to meet you with their complaints. You must take action after getting a complaint as a deputy commissioner is considered the heart of the government. The image of the government depends on your work,” said the court in its observation.
On August 11, the High Court summoned five people including deputy commissioner of Kushtia Saidul Islam in a contempt of court case.
On Sunday (yesterday), four of them including the Kushtia DC, Brac Bank Md Selim R F Hossain, Superintendent of Kushtia Police Khairul Alam and a businessman named Abdul Rashid appeared before the court.
The court also rejected the petition of Kushtia DC and SP filed seeking exemption from physical appearance before the court.
Later, they appeared before the court as per the court order on Monday (today).
The HC also exempted DC Kushtia for physical appearance before the court.
The HC also fixed October 24 for hearing on the contempt of court rule. SP Khairul, Brac Bank Md and Abdur Rashid and Sabbirul Alam, officer-in-charge of Kushtia Sadar Police Station, were asked to appear before the court on that day.
Advocate Ragib Rouf Chowdhury, a counsel for a businessman Shafiqul Islam said the property of his client worth Tk 133 crore was sold at an auction for just Tk 15 crore.
Shafiqul established his business structures on eight acres of land after taking Tk 42 core loan from the Brac Bank. He also paid Tk 90 crore towards paying off the loan with interest. But that was not enough, and his property was seized and an auction called.
A writ petition with the High Court was filed challenging the auction procedures.
On August 2, the High Court passed an order staying procedure of the auction and asked Shafiqul to pay Tk 20 crore in one month and Tk 6 crore annually to pay off the rest of his loan.
But violating the HC order, the property of Shafiqul was auctioned.
The contempt of court case was lodged in this connection.