The High Court today issued a rule directing against arrest of BNP leaders and activists in Gazipur City Corporation ahead of tomorrow’s election, Agencies report.
The bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir issued the rule seeking explanation as to why they should not be directed against indiscriminate arrest of BNP supporters and activists in Gazipur.
BNP’s mayor aspirant Hasan Uddin Sarker had filed the petition alleging indiscriminate arrests and obstruction to election campaign, seeking the High Court’s directive in this regard.
Home secretary, inspector general of police, chief of Rapid Action Battalion, additional inspector general of police for the criminal investigation department and special branch, superintendent of police of Gazipur, officers in charge of Tongi and Gazipur police stations have to answer the rule by two weeks, Hasan Uddin’s lawyer Barrister Shanjid Siddique told this correspondent.
He also said, the High Court asked Attorney General Mahbubey Alam to inform the order to the respondents immediately as the GCC election will be held tomorrow.
Barrister Moudud Ahmed and Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon appeared for Hasan Uddin Sarker.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam opposed the writ petition saying that there is no specific allegation of indiscriminate arrest of the petitioner’s supporters, activists and polling agents on the occasion of GCC election.