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'Case spree' against BNP men: HC order on plea seeking its directive tuesday
The High Court will deliver an order tomorrow on the writ petition filed seeking its directive on the government to form a high-powered committee to probe the authenticity of the cases lodged against the leaders and activists of BNP and other political parties.
The bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal today fixed the date for passing the order after concluding hearing on the petition.
Three Pro-BNP lawyers filed the writ petition with the HC on September seeking its directive on the government to form a high-powered committee to inquire the authenticity of the cases against the opposition leaders and activists.
Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain, Advocate Nitai Roy Chowdhury and Advocate Sanaullah Mia collectively submitted the petition saying that 4,000 fictitious and malafide cases were filed across the country in September against 3 lakh leaders and activists of opposition political parties including BNP.
The cases were filed in order to create panic among the opposition political party men and to create pressure upon them ahead of the next parliamentary elections likely to be held at the end of December, the lawyers, who were accused of some cases, said in the petition.
In the petition, the lawyers prayed to the HC to order the authorities concerned of the government not to harass the people through filing such cases and to take actions against those persons who are responsible for filing the cases.
The petitioners' prayed to the issue a rule upon the authorities to explain why filing such cases should not be declared illegal.
They urged the HC to make home secretary, inspector general of police, commissioner of Dhaka metropolitan police, deputy commissioner (north zone of Dhaka) of detective branch of police, additional commissioner (Ramna zone) of DMP and officers in charge of Ramna and Shahbagh police stations respondents to the rule.
Citing from the petition Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain told that the BNP office has recorded the information of filing the Òfabricated and fictitious' cases against the opposition political activists.
During hearing yesterday, Dr Kamal Hossain, Barrister Moudud Ahmed and Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain appeared for the writ petitioners, while Attorney General MahbubeyAlam and Deputy Attorney General Ekramul Haque Tutul stood for the state.