No entry into SC sans digital pass from Feb 1
FE REPORT | Thursday, 26 January 2023
Justice-seeking people will have to collect 'digital entry pass' compulsorily to enter the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court from February 1 this year.
Not only that, no litigant can even take a stand in the Appellate Division's courtrooms or the places adjacent to those courtrooms without an 'entry pass'. Mohammad Saifur Rahman, registrar of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, on Wednesday issued a notification to this effect as per directives of Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique.
Mentioning the development of the security system, the notification said, "A pass system has been introduced to enter the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.
Interested justice-seeking people to enter the Appellate Division of the SC can collect the 'digital entry pass' by providing the necessary information including date of entry and case number through smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer following the attached usage rules.
The litigant can be able to enter the Appellate Division's courtrooms or the places adjacent to those courtrooms by using the digital pass or its print copy.
Earlier on January 16 this year, the Chief Justice issued a 11-point directive to tighten security of all the lower courts across the country. Consolidating the boundary wall of subordinate courts, installation of CC cameras inside and outside the courts, round-the-clock vigilance with guards and ensuring adequate police guarding during the judicial works are among the directives.