Misconduct with Magistrate

Kushtia SP offers unconditional apology to HC

Staff Correspondent

26 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Superintendent of Police in Kushtia SM Tanvir Arafath tendered an unconditional apology to the High Court for his misbehaviour with a senior judicial magistrate during municipal polls in Bheramara.

He appeared before the HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khizir Hayat on Monday in compliance with an order. “You have to show professional efficiency, not rich eloquence,” the court told the SP.

Citing newspaper reports, the court said various incidents in Kushtia are bearing testimony to poor performance of law enforcement agencies. Police are oath-bound to resist culprits and ensure safety of all citizens irrespective of political and other identities, said the court. Terming balance of power among three organs of the state very important, the court said police have to be cautious to avoid any incident of abusing power.

Affirming an affidavit, he admitted to have misbehaved with Judicial Magistrate Mohsin Hasan and expressed repentance. Terming the incident remorseful and unintentional, the SP said he will be more cautious in discharging his duties.

The HC bench adjourned hearing of the rule and fixed February 17 for passing order on the issue.