State appeals against ruling on mobile courts

Dhaka,  Wed,  24 May 2017
Published : 14 May 2017, 11:46:12
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State goes to chamber judge to contest constitutionality of mobile courts

State appeals against ruling on mobile courts
The state has petitioned the Appellate Division’s chamber judge to contest the High Court decision declaring the operation of mobile courts by executive magistrates illegal and unconstitutional.

The petition was filed by Deputy Attorney General Motaher Hossain Saju at the Supreme Court on Sunday, reports bdnews24.com.

“Since the mobile courts began operating in 2009, the public demand for them has risen ,” he told the bdnews24.com. “The people rely on the courts’ actions against adulteration and counterfeiting. The courts also play a role in preventing child marriages and ensuring fair testing. Therefore, for the public interest, we have appealed the High Court decision.”

A petition to stay the High Court decision has been filed with the chamber judge, said Motaher Hossain Saju.

“A hearing into the matter is scheduled for later today.”

“Ramadan is coming,” the state law official said. “Then Eid. In previous years the mobile courts have played an active role in preventing the sale of adulterated foods at this time. If the courts are not in operation, dishonest businessmen may act irresponsibly, leading to public suffering.”

A bench of High Court Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Ashish Ranjan Das made the decision to declare the appointment of executive magistrates to mobile courts unconstitutional on May 11.
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