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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 7401 of 2011
Date of filing: 2011/08/14
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Petitioners
  1. ZI Khan Panna, Advocate
  2. Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)
  3. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
  4. Abantee Nurul, Advocate  
Respondents

1.Secretary, Ministry of Communications;

2.Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs; 3.Secretary, Ministry of LGRD and Co-operatives;

4.Chief Engineer, Local Government Engineering Department(LGED);

5.Secretary, Roads and Highways Division;

6.Chief Engineer, Roads and Highways Department;

7.Chairman, Dhaka Transport Coordination Board;

8.Inspector General of Police;

9.Deputy Inspector General of Police (Highways);

10.Director, Accident and Beseech Inspector Department

Facts

The failure of the Respondent to comply with their constitutional and statutory duties to secure the right to life of persons across the country by taking appropriate measure and to undertake regular monitoring of safety conditions on the roads and highways to prevent road accidents.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 17/08/2011


Details

The Court passed an order of injunction on 25.08.2011 which was extended till 29.11.2011, restraining the licensing authority from issuing or renewing any driving license with the due process of law. 

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider

 

Mr. Justice Md. Nuruzzaman



Date: 15/11/2011


Details

The Court issued a Rule Nisi on 17.10.2011 upon the respondents to show cause as to why the failure to comply with their statutory and constitutional duties to take effective measures in development, improvement and maintenance of the national highways should be declared to be violative of the fundamental Constitutional rights.

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider

 

Mr. Justice Md. Khurshid Alam Sarkar



Date: 09/12/2012


Details

However, after 29.11.2011, the petitioner did not take any more steps.

Justices

Mr. Justice Hasan Foez Siddique

 

Mr. Justice A.B.M. Altaf Hossain



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Environment,
Life,
Accountability and Institutional Reform
Keywords
Road accident
Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 27,31 and 32;

The Road Transport Corporation Ordinance, 1961;

The Motor Vehicles Ordinance 1983;

The Vehicle Act, 1927;

The Highways Act,1925;

The Police Act 1861; The Highway Police Rules, 2005





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 7401 of 2011
Date of filing: 2011/08/14

Petitioners
  1. ZI Khan Panna, Advocate
  2. Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)
  3. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
  4. Abantee Nurul, Advocate  
Respondents

1.Secretary, Ministry of Communications;

2.Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs; 3.Secretary, Ministry of LGRD and Co-operatives;

4.Chief Engineer, Local Government Engineering Department(LGED);

5.Secretary, Roads and Highways Division;

6.Chief Engineer, Roads and Highways Department;

7.Chairman, Dhaka Transport Coordination Board;

8.Inspector General of Police;

9.Deputy Inspector General of Police (Highways);

10.Director, Accident and Beseech Inspector Department

Facts

The failure of the Respondent to comply with their constitutional and statutory duties to secure the right to life of persons across the country by taking appropriate measure and to undertake regular monitoring of safety conditions on the roads and highways to prevent road accidents.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 17/08/2011:
Details

The Court passed an order of injunction on 25.08.2011 which was extended till 29.11.2011, restraining the licensing authority from issuing or renewing any driving license with the due process of law. 

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider,  

 ,  

Mr. Justice Md. Nuruzzaman


Date: 15/11/2011:
Details

The Court issued a Rule Nisi on 17.10.2011 upon the respondents to show cause as to why the failure to comply with their statutory and constitutional duties to take effective measures in development, improvement and maintenance of the national highways should be declared to be violative of the fundamental Constitutional rights.

Justices

Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider,  

 ,  

Mr. Justice Md. Khurshid Alam Sarkar,  


Date: 09/12/2012:
Details

However, after 29.11.2011, the petitioner did not take any more steps.

Justices

Mr. Justice Hasan Foez Siddique,  

 ,  

Mr. Justice A.B.M. Altaf Hossain



Reference

Area of law
Environment,  Life,  Accountability and Institutional Reform

Keywords
Road accident

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 27,31 and 32;

The Road Transport Corporation Ordinance, 1961;

The Motor Vehicles Ordinance 1983;

The Vehicle Act, 1927;

The Highways Act,1925;

The Police Act 1861; The Highway Police Rules, 2005


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