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HC orders to resume transport service in 24 hours

  • Published at 01:36 pm March 1st, 2017
  • Last updated at 04:55 pm March 1st, 2017
HC orders to resume transport service in 24 hours
The High Court has ordered the government to take necessary actions to get the transport situation across the country back to normal within next 24 hours. The HC bench of justice Syed Md Dastagir Hossain and justice Ataur Rahman Khan came up with the order after a writ petition was filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB), an organisation that works for the promotion of justice for the citizens of Bangladesh. The court issued a rule asking the government that why any programme called in the protest of a court’s verdict should not be declared illegal. The court issued another rule asking the government to explain that why it (the court) would not instruct the government to take action against the person who calls for such programme. The HC bench ordered the government to submit a compliance report of the order within next two weeks. The court made secretary to the Bridge Division, secretary to the Home Ministry, director general of RAB, inspector general of police, divisional DIGs of Police and the chairmen of BRTA and BRTC respondents to the ruling. The transport workers throughout the country went for a wildcat strike on Tuesday demanding the cancellation of the verdicts that convicted two of their fellow drivers. However, the strike has been called off on Wednesday noon after round of meetings held between the transport leaders and ministers.