Ensure health safety while arresting people: HC


7th July, 2021 10:40:40 PM printer

Ensure health safety while arresting people: HC

The High Court on Wednesday asked the attorney general to speak to authorities concerned so that health safety rules are followed after rounding up Covid lockdown rule-breakers – while taking them to police stations and producing before lower courts.

The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim said this to Attorney General AM Amin Uddin as Supreme Court lawyer Md Asad Uddin placed the issue before the judge.

"Lawyer Md Asad Uddin said around 400 to 5,00 people are being arrested and punished for breaking Covid lockdown rules every day. Thirty to 50 of them are being taken to the police station and court by a single prison van, ignoring health safety rules. Health safety cannot be breached while punishing the rule-breakers, " Justice Enayetur Rahim told Attorney General Amin Uddin.

In reply, Attorney General Amin Uddin said, "I will talk to the authorities concerned about this issue so that appropriate steps are taken to ensure health safety rules when the arrestees are carried to police stations and produced before courts."

Justice M Enayetur Rahim also asked the attorney general to talk to the registrar general of the Supreme Court so that appropriate measures are taken.