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Case Number: Writ Petition No.7013 of 2004
Date of filing: 2003/12/14
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Petitioners
  1. Bangladesh legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
  2. Mahiuddin, Advocate
  3. Pratikar Chakma, Advocate
  4. Md. Rafiqul Islam, Advocate
Respondents
  1. Mohammad Glam Quddus, Additional Divisional Commissioner, Chittagong;
  2. Md. AshrafulMakbul, Divisional Commissioner, Chittagong
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
  4. Secretary, Ministry of Establishment
Facts

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the Additional Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong’s exercise of powers as a Sessions Judge by claiming an ex-officio authority unfounded in law. The three hill districts, Rangamati, Bandraban and Khagrachari had long been regulated by the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regulation, 1900 and under Section 8[1] of the Regulation, the Deputy Commissioner was the ex-officio Sessions Judge and the Additional Divisional Commissioner was the Additional Sessions Judge in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The Additional Divisional Commissioner, in clear violation of law, styled himself as the Sessions Judge of the three Hill Districts, which was supposed to be the role of the Deputy Commissioner.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 02/01/2004


Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 02.01.2004 on the respondents to show cause why the public notification issued by the Additional Divisional Commissioner styling himself as the Sessions Judge should not be declared to be without lawful authority and of no legal effect.

Justices

Mr. Justice Md. Abdul Matin

Mr. Justice A. F. M. Abdur Rahman



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Adibashi,
Accountability and Institutional Reform
Keywords
Court System
Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 27, 38(3), 44 and 102;

Chittagong Hill Tracts Regulation, 1900





Case Number: Writ Petition No.7013 of 2004
Date of filing: 2003/12/14

Petitioners
  1. Bangladesh legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
  2. Mahiuddin, Advocate
  3. Pratikar Chakma, Advocate
  4. Md. Rafiqul Islam, Advocate
Respondents
  1. Mohammad Glam Quddus, Additional Divisional Commissioner, Chittagong;
  2. Md. AshrafulMakbul, Divisional Commissioner, Chittagong
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
  4. Secretary, Ministry of Establishment
Facts

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the Additional Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong’s exercise of powers as a Sessions Judge by claiming an ex-officio authority unfounded in law. The three hill districts, Rangamati, Bandraban and Khagrachari had long been regulated by the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regulation, 1900 and under Section 8[1] of the Regulation, the Deputy Commissioner was the ex-officio Sessions Judge and the Additional Divisional Commissioner was the Additional Sessions Judge in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The Additional Divisional Commissioner, in clear violation of law, styled himself as the Sessions Judge of the three Hill Districts, which was supposed to be the role of the Deputy Commissioner.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 02/01/2004:
Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on 02.01.2004 on the respondents to show cause why the public notification issued by the Additional Divisional Commissioner styling himself as the Sessions Judge should not be declared to be without lawful authority and of no legal effect.

Justices

Mr. Justice Md. Abdul Matin,  

Mr. Justice A. F. M. Abdur Rahman



Reference

Area of law
Adibashi,  Accountability and Institutional Reform

Keywords
Court System

Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 27, 38(3), 44 and 102;

Chittagong Hill Tracts Regulation, 1900


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