The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why directives should not be given to form a committee for formulating a policy over handcuffing and shackling the accused, reports UNB.
The HC bench of Justice KM Kamrul Kader and Justice Mohammad Ali issued the rule after hearing a writ petition. The HC also issued another rule asking the government to explain as to why directives should not be given to the authorities concerned to provide compensation to Ali Azam of Gazipur and Selim Reza of Shariatpur, who had to attend namaz-e-janazas of their relatives with handcuffs and leg irons after release from jail on parole.
Former Attorney General AJ Mohammad Ali and Barrister Kaisar Kamal stood for the writ petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar represented the state.
Barrister Kaisar Kamal filed a writ petition on January 24 challenging the legality of using handcuffs and leg irons while taking politicians to attend namaz-e-janza or social programmes from jail on parole.