HC asks govt for info about security measures in court | 2019-07-18

HC asks govt for info about security measures in court

Staff Correspondent

17th July, 2019 10:30:06 printer

The High Court asked the government on Wednesday to submit a report stating security measures taken on court premises across the country within July 30.

A division bench comprising Justice KM Kamrul Kader and Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan passed the order following a writ petition submitted by Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Ishrat Hasan.

Murder in the court on July 15 surfaced inadequate security of the judges, lawyers, officials and litigants. The incident sparked criticism about the role of law enforcers.

The petitioner sought the order from the apex court to beef up security measures on the court premises across the country

In her petition, she expressed concern about security of her judge against the backdrop of the murder in the courtroom.

The High Court wanted to know the steps taken against the authorities who were responsible for ensuring security on the premises of Cumilla Additional District and Sessions Judge’s Court on the day of murder.

The High Court will hold further hearing of the petition after July 30.

Deputy Attorney General Abdullah-Al-Mahmud Bashar represented the government during hearing on Wednesday.