Rajarbag Darbar Shareef Pir: SC upholds HC order for probe into militancy links
The Supreme Court today upheld the High Court directive that asked the Counter Terrorism and Transitional Crime (CTTC) Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police to find out if Rajarbag Darbar Shareef Pir Dillur Rahman had any connections with militancy.
Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division of the SC, Justice Obaidul Hassan, refused to pass any order on a petition seeking stay on the HC orders on this issue.
The apex court judge also sent the stay petition filed by one Mafizul Islam, follower of Pir Dillur Rahman, to its full bench and fixed October 24 for hearing the stay petition.
Following a writ petition filed by eight victims of false cases, the HC on September 19 directed the CTTC Unit to find out if Pir Dillur Rahman had any connections with militancy and also ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to enquire into the assets of Dillur and his disciples. Both the CTTC and ACC were asked to submit reports in 60 working days.
Pir Dillur Rahman and his followers allegedly filed false cases against the writ petitioner for harassing and humiliating them.
The HC on the same day directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to identify those who filed false cases against the writ petitioner and submit its report in 60 working days and asked the police not to harass or arrest the victim writ petitioners.
The court issued a rule asking the authorities to explain in four weeks why they should not be directed to take appropriate legal action against Pir Dillur Rahman and his disciples for filing false cases against the writ petitioners.
Eight victims, including a seven-year-old child, collectively submitted the writ petition to the HC on September 16 through lawyer Mohamad Shishir Manir mentioning that Pir Dillur Rahman filed several false, misleading and defamatory cases against them through his disciples.