DHAKA: Officer-in-charge (OC) of Akhaura police station in Brahmanbaria has been summoned in the High Court to explain why he has mentioned an alive Hajj pilgrim as dead in the police verification report.
The High Court on Monday (July 17) asked the OC to appear before it on July 23 to explain the matter.
The HC bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Hussain and Justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan passed the order following a writ petition.
The court also issued a rule asking why the police report mentioning alive man as dead won’t be declared illegal.
Home secretary, inspector general of police (IGP), superintendent of police (SP) of Brahmanbaria and the OC were made respondents to the rule.
Azad Hossain Bhuiyan, a permanent resident of Akhaura upazila, filed the writ petition.
Md Kaiser Zahid Bhuiyan moved Azad Hossain Bhuiyan in the High Court. The lawyer said that his client is scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj on July 28 or 29. But he on June 20 found on the website of religious affairs ministry that ‘he is dead’.
Azad Hossain Bhuiyan had completed necessary preparations to perform the Hajj. But the OC submitted the police verification report saying that Azad Hossain Bhuiyan has died.
Later, the person filed the writ petition with the High Court.
BDST: 1630 HRS, JULY 17, 2017