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HC summons RAB magistrate for failing to provide certified verdict copy

  • Published at 06:29 pm November 18th, 2019
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Along with Sarwoer, the s ecretary of Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, deputy commissioner (DC), additional DC, and district magistrate of Narayanganj, and the director general of RAB have seven days to respond to the rule

The High Court summoned Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Executive Magistrate Md Sarwoer Alam for his failure to provide a convict, who was punished in his mobile court, with the certified copy of the verdict.

The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order on Monday after hearing a writ petition filed by the convict, Mizan Miah.

The RAB magistrate will have to appear before the bench on December 1 to explain the matter.

The court also issued a rule asking the concerned to explain, in seven days, why their inaction over providing the certified copy of the verdict to the convict should not be declared illegal.

Along with Sarwoer, the s ecretary of Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, deputy commissioner (DC), additional DC, and district magistrate of Narayanganj, and the director general of RAB have seven days to respond to the rule. 

During the hearing, Barrister Shakhawat Hossain Khan appeared for Mizan Miah, while Deputy Attorney General Tushar Kanti Ray represented the state.

According to the writ, on July 18, while conducting mobile court, RAB Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam sentenced Mizan Miah, manager of Topu Enterprise in Narayanganj [a cattle feed producing factory], to one year of  imprisonment under the Fisheries and Livestock Feed Act 2010.

On July 21, Mizan's lawyer Anjan Das asked for a certified copy of the verdict from the executive magistrate, but did not receive any.

Earlier on October 29, the same High Court bench asked all mobile courts to provide convicts with certified copies of verdicts within five working days of them having applied for it.