FE Today Logo

Writ seeks commission to probe cop conduct

FE REPORT | March 01, 2021 00:00:00

A writ petition has been filed on Sunday with the High Court seeking its directives upon the respondents to constitute an 'Independent Police Complaint Investigation Commission' to probe into the allegations against the members of the law enforcing agencies including the police who are committing crimes.

A total of 102 Supreme Court lawyers collectively filed the writ petition with the High Court, said Advocate Mohammad Shishir Manir, a counsel for the petitioner.

The petition has already been placed in the High Court bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Md Kamrul Hossain Mollah for hearing.

The writ petition sought an ad interim direction from the High Court to form a committee comprising retired judge, former inspector general of police, retired secretary, law teacher and civil society representative.

It also sought direction so that the committee could discuss and review the relevant issues and submit their views in the form of a report directly to the court.

Earlier on September 10 in 2020 a legal notice was also sent upon the government bodies requesting them to constitute an 'Independent Police Complaint Investigation Commission' to investigate the crime charges of the law enforcers.

But the respondents did not comply with the legal notice yet. Then the lawyers filed the writ petition.

Secretaries of the home ministry, law ministry and inspector general of police have been made respondents in the petition.

[email protected]

Share if you like