The High Court (HC) has issued a rule asking officials concerned to explain in eight weeks as to why it shall not give directive to form commission to probe recent violence in Longadu, Rangamati.
A High Court division bench comprising Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah issued the rule on Monday after holding hearing on a writ petition filed in this regard, reports BSS.
The court also asked as to why it shall not pass order to determine the damages caused by the violence. The High Court asked Cabinet Secretary, Law Secretary, Home Affairs Secretary, Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Secretary and Inspector General of Police to respond to the ruling.
Nine people including Supreme Court lawyer Nikolas Chakma filed the writ petition on August 17, pleading to initiate judicial investigation over the violence and order for compensating the victims.
Many houses of indigenous community were vandalized and set on fire on June 2 after the death of a local Bengali political leader named Nayan in Dighinala area..