The High Court (HC) today (June 28) directed the authorities concerned to constitute a commission to identify those involved in spreading false news of corruption in the Padma Bridge project.
An HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque passed the order after hearing a rule.
The court also ordered to submit the probe report within two months after the formation of the commission in the next 30 days. It also fixed August 28 for the hearing.
The secretaries of cabinet, the foreign ministry, the ministry of law, justice and parliamentary affairs; and the ACC chairman and the inspector general of police (IGP) have been asked to implement the order.
The High Court earlier on February 15, 2017, issued a rule asking the government to reply in two weeks as to why it shall not direct to form an inquiry committee or commission.
The court had asked the cabinet secretary to submit a report on the steps taken in line with the court's order to form the commission, within 30 days.
On March 20, 2017, the court granted the state time till May 7 in response to its appeal for eight weeks' time to submit the report.
BDST: 1358 HRS, June 28, 2022