The High Court yesterday issued several directives on the authorities concerned to stop fake arrest warrants.
In response to a writ petition, the HC directed that the names, designations and official phone numbers of judges or magistrates, who will issue the warrants, must be mentioned in the order.
The names, designations, numbers of mobile phones and signatures of the court staff who will prepare the arrest warrant will have to be used also so that the accused against whom the warrant have been issued can communicate with the court staff concerned about its authenticity, the HC said.
It said the police officers responsible for executing the warrants, will also communicate with the court staff preparing the warrants over their cellphones.
In the verdict, the HC ordered that police officers will produce the accused along with the warrant orders.
The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman came up with the verdict following a petition filed on December 9 last year challenging the arrest warrant issued against Gonoshasthaya Kendra programme officer Awlad Hossain.
Awlad's wife Shahnaj Parvin filed the petition seeking necessary order from the HC.
She said in the petition that Ashulia police arrested her husband on October 30. Later, a fake arrest warrant was issued against Awlad and he was produced before different courts of Dhaka, Cox's Bazar, Bagerhat and Sherpur, Shahnaj claimed.
She prayed to the HC to order police to produce Awlad before the HC to demonstrate that he was not detained illegally.
Petitioner's lawyer Emadul Haque Bashir told The Daily Star that some cases were filed against Awlad under the women and children repression prevention act.
Following the petition, the HC bench issued a rule questioning the warrant against Awlad.
Awlad was released from custody following the HC order, lawyer Emdadul added.