HC asks home adviser to submit report by Jan 5 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 16, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 16, 2008

Bombings At Judges' Residences

HC asks home adviser to submit report by Jan 5

The High Court (HC) yesterday directed the home adviser and inspector general of police (IGP) to submit to this court by January 5 an investigation report in connection with the bombings at the residences of the HC judges Justice Sharif Uddin Chaklader and Justice Tariq ul Hakim.
Upon a writ petition filed as public interest litigation (PIL) by Barrister Fatema S Chowdhury, a Supreme Court (SC) lawyer, an HC bench comprising Justice Md Imman Ali and Justice Md Ashfaqul Islam asked the adviser and IGP to submit the investigation report through the registrar of the SC.
The bench also issued a rule upon the home adviser and the IGP to show cause within two weeks as to why they should not be directed to make an investigation into the incidents and submit a report to this court.
The petitioner stated in the petition that bombs were hurled at Justice Tariq ul Hakim's residence situated at judges' complex building No-2 on September 15 and another two bombs were thrown at the residence of Justice Sharif Uddin Chaklader situated at judges' complex building No- 1 at Kakrail on October 11.
But no progress has been made so far in the investigation let alone identifying and bringing charges against the perpetrators which is extremely surprising considering who the targets were, the petition stated.
She said the incidents of bombings certainly did not preserve, protect or defend the image, authority or dignity of the highest court or its judges.
A transparent, independent and fair investigation had to be conducted and to make its report public, but that has not been done in this case which is apparent from the inaction and silence of the authorities, she added.
Barrister Masood R Sobhan moved the petition.

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