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Court Corner

HC for installing fire extinguishers in vehicles

Staff Reporter, Dhaka

The High Court yesterday asked the government to explain in four weeks why it should not be directed to take steps for installing fire extinguishers in all vehicles to prevent fire accidents. It also asked the government to explain why it should not be directed to make fire extinguishing system mandatory while giving route permit of the bus and minibus across the country.

In response to a writ petition, the HC bench comprising Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the rule. Secretaries of road transport and highway division and home ministry, chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), director general of fire service and civil defence and inspector general of police have been made respondents to reply to the rule within four weeks.

Advocate Abul Barakat Md Sazzad Al Bari Sohel, a Supreme Court lawyer recently filed the writ petition with the HC as a public interest litigation seeking its necessary order on the government to take steps so that fire extinguishers are installed in all vehicles.

He annexed reports of different newspapers saying that many people have been killed and injured in fire incidents as the vehicles had no fire extinguishers.

According to the reports, a fire broke out in Nur-A Makkah bus in Basundhara residential area on March 29. On February 10, 2018, a fire broke out in a bus in Banani area. At least eight people were injured as a fire broke out in Gabtali-bound bus of route 7 in Dhanmondi from gas line on February 20.

On January 5, 2018, a fire broke out at Raida Paribahan bus in Farmgate area following gas balloon explosion which left 12 passengers injured. Besides, at least 15 people were injured following a fire at a BRTC double decker bus in Savar on June 24, 2017. The lawyers said that around 2.50 lakh CNG-run vehicles are plying roads without any test of gas cylinder from which fire incidents may occur any time.

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority issued an order on March 2, 2017 for using fire extinguishing system in vehicles as per Motor Vehicles Ordinances 1983 during route permit of bus and minibus. But there is no implementation of the order, according to the petition. Syed Misbahul Anwar stood for the writ petitioner while deputy attorney general Barrister ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar represented the state.

Three PWs testify in Ramna Batamul explosive case

BSS, Dhaka

Three more prosecution witnesses (PWs) including a physician testified in the case filed under Explosive Substances Act over 2001 Ramna Batamul blast incident, where 10 people were killed.

Judge Abu Jafar Md Kamruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 after examining the witnesses, adjourned the hearing till today. The three new prosecution witnesses are Central Police Hospital physician Ashraf Hossain, assistant sub-inspector Ahsal Ali of Rupsha Police Station, Khulna, and ASI Anwar Hossain of Rajoir Police Station of Madaripur. They testified as PW 32, 33, and 34, and were cross examined by the defence afterwards.

Ten people were killed as several bombs were blasted in the Barshabaran programme (traditional programme to welcome the first day of Bengali New Year) on April 14, 2001. Then sub-inspector Kabir Hossain of Ramna Police Station filed the case over the incident.

CID on November 29, 2008, filed two supplementary charge sheets in two cases, one for murder and another under explosive substances act, against 14 people including banned militant outfit Harkat ul-Jihad al-Islami chief Mufti Abdul Hannan. Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 framed charges against 14 including Mufti Hannan in the case lodged under explosive substance act over Ramna Batamul carnage on September 14, 2014.

Dhaka 2nd additional metropolitan sessions’ judge court on June 23, 2014, sentenced eight people including Mufti Hannan to death and six others to life imprisonment in the murder case lodged over the incident.

Probe report in case over Rajib’s death on July 8

BSS, Dhaka

A Dhaka court yesterday set July 8 for submitting probe report in the case lodged over death of Government Titumir College student Rajib Hossain, who was killed after coming between two buses in the capital last year.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari set the date as investigation officer failed to submit the report yesterday.

Rajib Hossain, a third year degree student of Government Titumir College, died on April 17, 2018, ending his two-week struggle for life after losing his right hand being trapped between two speedy buses at Sonargaon Crossing in the capital on April 3.

A case was filed on the day of the accident with capital’s Shahbagh Police Station and the police later arrested drivers of those two buses. They are still behind bars.

After the death of Rajib, police pleaded to add a section in the case for causing his death through rough driving.


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