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HC: Why no action on cops who sold a million yaba pills?

  • Published at 11:35 pm August 6th, 2018
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Supreme Court lawyer Abul Kalam Azad filed the writ petition

The High Court yesterday issued a rule asking the government to explain why departmental action should not be taken against four policemen, for their alleged involvement in selling one million yaba pills in Cox's Bazar.

The four police officers are former police super of Cox's Bazar AKM Iqbal Hossain, ex-DB officer-in-charge of Cox's Bazar Manirul Islam, DB Sub-inspector Kamal Hossain and the officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station, reports UNB

The High Court bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal issued the rule, following a writ petition.

Advocate Farhad Uddin Ahmed Bhuiyan stood for the petitioner, while Deputy Attorney General Ekramul Haq Tutul represented the state.

The High Court also issued a rule asking the government to explain why the sale of the one million yaba pills should not be declared illegal.

The home secretary, inspector general of police, director general of Narcotics Control Department, and deputy inspector general of Chattogram range have been made respondents to the rule, which is returnable in four weeks.

Supreme Court lawyer Abul Kalam Azad filed the writ petition with an attached copy of news reports from the time of the incident, including one titled “Twelve policemen still working after selling ten lakh Yaba pills.”