POST TIME: 19 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
HC summons Magistrate Sarowar

HC summons Magistrate Sarowar

The High Court (HC) yesterday summoned Mohammad Sarowar Alam, executive magistrate of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), for not providing a certified copy of an order of the mobile court which he conducted while convicting a person in July. Sarowar Alam has to appear before the HC on December 1 to explain his stand over the matter, according to the HC order. On July 18, the mobile court led by Sarowar Alam sentenced one year’s imprisonment to Mohammad Mizan Miah, manager of a cattle feed-producing factory at Siddhirganj in Narayanganj under the Fish Feed and Animal Feed Act 2010. Mizan Miah, currently in jail, applied to the mobile court on July 21 for a certified copy of the order, but he is yet to receive the copy.

The HC bench also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in seven days why their inaction in providing the certified copy to Mizan Miah should not be declared illegal. The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman came up with the order and rule, following a writ petition filed by Mizan Miah seeking the necessary order on this matter.

Barrister Shakhawat Hossain Khan appeared for Mizan Miah, while deputy attorney general Tushar Kanti Ray represented the state during yesterday’s proceedings.

Earlier, on October 29, the same HC bench directed the authorities concerned to provide Mizan Miah with the certified copy of the mobile court verdict within five working days so that the convicted person could file appeal against his punishment.

The cabinet secretary and the home secretary had been asked to take necessary steps in implementing the HC court order so that the aggrieved convicted person could file an appeal against the mobile court order.

The HC bench came with the directive after hearing on a writ petition filed by Mohiuddin, another one convicted by a mobile court on September 18, seeking its directive over the matter as he could not file an appeal against the mobile court verdict for not getting the certified copy of mobile court punishment.  

Executive magistrate Sarwar Alam had given Mohiuddin six months’ jail while he was conducting the mobile court on September 18.

On September 25, Mohiuddi filed an application to the authorities concerned, seeking the certified copy of his punishment for filing an appeal against mobile court’s conviction order.