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HC to mobile court: Provide convicts with certified verdict copies within 5 days of application

  • Published at 06:36 pm October 29th, 2019
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The order was passed after separate writ petitions were filed by two people convicted by mobile courts

The High Court has asked all mobile courts to provide convicts with certified copies of verdicts within five working days of them having applied for it. 

The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order yesterday, after separate writ petitions were filed by two people convicted by mobile courts.

The bench also ordered the cabinet and home secretaries to take necessary measures in this regard.

Md Mohiuddin, who was convicted by a mobile court on September 18, petitioned the High Court as he could not appeal against his conviction due to the lack of a certified copy of the mobile court verdict. Advocate Monwarul Islam Ujjal stood for the petitioner.

A mobile court of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) by Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam sentenced Mohiuddin to a six-month jail term in September this year. On September 25, a week after the verdict, his lawyer appealed for the certified copy of the verdict. 

After the certified copy was not provided even a month later, Mohiuddin filed the writ petition.

The other petition was filed by Waliullah Apu, who was arrested and sentenced to six months in jail on September 18. Waliullah filed a writ petition on Sunday, as he was yet to receive the certified copy of the verdict, said his lawyer Syeda Afsar Jahan. 

She further said her client was denied bail at yesterday's hearing.