HC warns deputy jailor over releasing inmate with unsigned vakalatnama


19th October, 2020 06:02:14 printer

HC warns deputy jailor over releasing inmate with unsigned vakalatnama

The High Court (HC) on Monday accepted unconditional apology sought by Dhaka Central Jail deputy jailor Khandaker Al Mamun for releasing an inmate, who was granted bail but filed an unsigned vakalatnama with the jail authorities.

A High Court division virtual bench of Justice Md. Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order as the jail official appeared before the court and sought unconditional apology.

The court also asked jailors and deputy jailors to write their full names while signing the vakalatnama of the inmates. The jail authorities also directed to maintain a registrar book for this purpose.

The court also scrapped bail of the accused Mizanur Rahman Kanak and ordered him to surrender, deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin Manik said.

The High Court on June 15 granted bail to one Mizanur Rahman Kanak, accused in two cases lodged over loan forgery, but as the affidavit wing of the High Court was closed at the time due to corona pandemic, the court had directed to submit all the necessary documents after affidavit, within one week of resuming the court operation.

The accused later submitted his vakalatnama, which had no signature of the jail officials. The court then asked the defence to submit the document with jail official’s signature. And the defence did accordingly. The court then wanted to know how the accused, who was out of jail on the bail, managed to collect jail official’s signature, and on October 11 passed an order, asking the jail official to appear before the court.