The High Court yesterday summoned Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam to appear before it on December 1 for not giving the certified copy of an order -- of a mobile court he had conducted -- to a convict in the last four months.
A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion, led by Sarwoer Alam, sentenced Md Mizan Miah -- manager of a cattle feed producing factory named Topu Enterprise at Siddhirganj in Narayanganj -- to one year’s imprisonment under the Fish Feed and Animal Feed Act 2010 on July 18 this year.
Mizan Miah, who was sent to jail the same day, applied to the office of Narayanganj District Magistrate on July 21 and October 15 for the certified copy of the mobile court’s conviction order so that he can appeal to the higher authorities concerned against the conviction and sentence, but he was not given the copy.
Yesterday, the HC also issued a rule asking Sarwoer Alam and other officials concerned to explain in seven days why their inaction to provide the certified copy to Mizan Miah should not be declared illegal and why they should not be directed to provide the certified copy to Mizan in five days.
The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman came up with the order and rule following a writ petition filed by Mizan Miah, seeking necessary order. The same HC bench on October 29 directed the authorities concerned to take steps to ensure that the mobile court releases certified copy of its conviction order in five working days.
Barrister M Shakhawat Hossain Khan appeared for Mizan Miah while Deputy Attorney General Tushar Kanti Roy represented the state.