Rajarbagh Pir: SC upholds order for CTTC probe
The Supreme Court yesterday upheld till further order a High Court directive that asked the Counter Terrorism and Transitional Crime (CTTC) Unit of the DMP to investigate whether Rajarbagh Darbar Shareef Pir Dillur Rahman had any connections with militancy.
This means the pir will now be under probe.
Justice Obaidul Hassan, chamber judge of the SC's Appellate Division, refused to pass any order on a petition seeking stay on the HC orders on this issue.
He also sent the petition filed by a Mafizul Islam, a follower of Pir Dillur Rahman, to the full bench and fixed October 24 for a hearing.
Following a writ petition filed by eight victims of false cases, the HC on September 19 directed the CTTC of Dhaka Metropolitan Police to find out if Pir Dillur Rahman had any connections with militancy and also ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to probe into the assets of Dillur and his disciples.
Both the CTTC and ACC were asked to submit reports within 60 working days.
Pir Dillur and his followers allegedly filed false cases against the writ petitioners for harassing and humiliating them with charges of rape, murder, robbery, human trafficking and mre.
The same day, the HC directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to identify those who filed false cases against the writ petitioners and submit its report in 60 working days and the police not to harass or arrest the petitioners.
Besides, 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 have filed several false, misleading and defamatory cases against them through his disciples.
Lawyer MK Rahman appeared for Mafizul Isalm, who filed the stay petition with the Appellate Division challenging the HC directives, while lawyer Shishir Manir argued for the writ petitioners during hearing yesterday.