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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 3621 of 2002
Date of filing: 2002/07/24
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Petitioners

1. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)
2.  Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
3.  Sammilito Samajik Andolon

Respondents

1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
2. Director General, Bangladesh Rifles
3. Director (Operation), Bangladesh Rifles
4. Superintendent of Police (SP), Naraynganj
5. Commissioner of Police, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP)

Facts

BLAST, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and Shammilita Samajik Andolon filed a writ petition challenging incidents of unauthorized, illegal and forcible entry, search and seizure and unlawful arrest by the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel in Dhaka and Narayanganj. The BDR under its statutory framework is entrusted with security of the border areas, but in the name of ‘operations’ they were arresting and subjecting people to cruel and inhuman torture in the capital and Narayanganj, both areas situated far away from the border.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 03/08/2002


Details

The Court issued a Rule Nisi directing the respondents to show cause as to why the illegal arrest, detention, forcible entry, search and seizures in the name of ‘operation’ should not be declared to be illegal . It also issued a direction upon the respondents not to arrest or harass in the name of the ‘operation’.

Justices

Mr. Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury

Ms. Justice Farah Mahbub



Date: 06/07/2010


Details

The Rule was discharged for default as no one appeared on behalf of the petitioners when the matter was taken up for hearing on 04.07.2010 and 05.07.2010. The Court had earlier directed the respondents not to arrest or harass the persons named in the application without due process of law.

Justices

Mr. Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury

Mrs. Justice Farah Mahbub 



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Life,
Safeguards on Arrest,
Liberty,
Freedom from torture
Keywords
Unlawful arrest; Custodial violence; Torture
Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 27, 31, 32, 35 and 43; CrPC- Chapter-V and VII





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 3621 of 2002
Date of filing: 2002/07/24

Petitioners

1. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)
2.  Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
3.  Sammilito Samajik Andolon

Respondents

1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
2. Director General, Bangladesh Rifles
3. Director (Operation), Bangladesh Rifles
4. Superintendent of Police (SP), Naraynganj
5. Commissioner of Police, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP)

Facts

BLAST, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and Shammilita Samajik Andolon filed a writ petition challenging incidents of unauthorized, illegal and forcible entry, search and seizure and unlawful arrest by the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel in Dhaka and Narayanganj. The BDR under its statutory framework is entrusted with security of the border areas, but in the name of ‘operations’ they were arresting and subjecting people to cruel and inhuman torture in the capital and Narayanganj, both areas situated far away from the border.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 03/08/2002:
Details

The Court issued a Rule Nisi directing the respondents to show cause as to why the illegal arrest, detention, forcible entry, search and seizures in the name of ‘operation’ should not be declared to be illegal . It also issued a direction upon the respondents not to arrest or harass in the name of the ‘operation’.

Justices

Mr. Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury,  

Ms. Justice Farah Mahbub


Date: 06/07/2010:
Details

The Rule was discharged for default as no one appeared on behalf of the petitioners when the matter was taken up for hearing on 04.07.2010 and 05.07.2010. The Court had earlier directed the respondents not to arrest or harass the persons named in the application without due process of law.

Justices

Mr. Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury,  

Mrs. Justice Farah Mahbub ,  



Reference

Area of law
Life,  Safeguards on Arrest,  Liberty,  Freedom from torture

Keywords
Unlawful arrest; Custodial violence; Torture

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 27, 31, 32, 35 and 43; CrPC- Chapter-V and VII


Related Proceedings
Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Full Judgment Link: http://bdpil.org.bd/assets/uploads/pdf/9e368-3621-of-2002.pdf