The High Court has summoned Officer-in-Charge of Chandraganj police station Moktar Hossain and Dattapara Union Parishad Chairman Ahsanul Kabir in Lakshmipur over the whipping of a day labourer during a local arbitration.
The bench of Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty of the court passed the order on Wednesday after Supreme Court lawyer Taseb Hossain had earlier filed a writ petition in this regard, reports UNB.
The court also asked the duo to appear before it on July 3 to explain the incident.
Moreover, the court also asked the superintendent of Lakshmipur police to provide security to the victim's family and take legal action against those who are linked to the incident.
The apex court lawyer filed the writ petition with the High Court after a news report on the torture of Nurul Amin, the day labourer, during a village arbitration was published on different media outlets, .
According to the report, the supporters of Chairman Ahsanul forcibly took Amin to the arbitration on May 29 following an allegation brought against him by one Shahid.
In the arbitration, Amin was given 10-11 lashes and forced to apologise to the complainant and his wife over a trivial matter.
Afterwards, the video footage of the incident went viral on social media, triggering a widespread outcry.
Dattapara police outpost Sub-Inspector Shipon Barua later filed a case against seven people with the police station. Of them, four have been arrested in this connection thus far.