Court Correspondent: The High Court yesterday has ordered that a copy of the plaintiff’s National Identity Card (NID) be required in any case or complaint.
The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Md. Mostafizur Rahman passed the order in a writ petition yesterday.
The court passed the order in a writ petition seeking redressal in 49 cases filed by “non-existent plaintiff” against Ekramul Ahsan Kanchan, a resident of the Shantibagh area in the capital, on various charges including rape, violence against women and robbery.
At the same time, the High Court issued a rule directing the CID to investigate 49 cases in 60 days.
The Secretary of Home Affairs, IGP of Police, Additional Inspector General of Police (SB), Additional Inspector General of Police (CID), Director General of RAB, Dhaka Police Commissioner and 40 others have been named as defendants in the writ petition.
Senior lawyer Zainul Abedin heard the appeal in court. Lawyer Emadul Haque Basir accompanied him.
He said 49 cases were filed against Ekramul Ahsan Kanchan, a resident of Dhaka’s Shantibagh area, in different districts of the country on various charges including torture, rape, theft and human trafficking. He spent 1,465 days in jail in these cases, however, not a “single-plaintiff” was found. As a result, he has been acquitted in many cases. He filed a writ petition in the High Court seeking redressal.
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