The High Court today summoned Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Magistrate Mohammad Sarowar Alam for not providing the certified copy of an order of the mobile court, which he conducted while convicting a person in July.
The magistrate will have to appear before the HC on December 1 to explain the matter.
The mobile court led by Sarowar Alam on July 18 this year sentenced one year’s imprisonment to Mohammad Mizan Miah, manager of a cattle feed producing factory named Topu Enterprise at Siddhirganj in Narayanganj, under the Fish Feed and Animal Feed Act 2010.
Mizan Miah, who is now in jail, applied to the mobile court on July 21 for the certified copy of the order but he is yet to receive the copy.
Today the High Court issued a rule asking Sarowar Alam and other officials concerned to explain in seven days why their inaction over providing the certified copy to Mizan Miah should not be declared illegal.
The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman came up with the order and rule following a writ petition filed by Mizan Miah seeking necessary order.
Barrister Shakhawat Hossain Khan appeared for Mizan Miah while Deputy Attorney General Tushar Kanti Ray represented the state.
The High Court recently directed the authorities concerned to take steps to ensure that the mobile court releases certified copy of its conviction order in five working days.