The High Court today wanted to know what steps have been taken to ensure security of the judges, lawyers and officials in the courts across the country in light of the incident of an accused being stabbed to death by another in a courtroom in Cumilla on July 15.
The HC also enquired about steps taken against those who were in charge of the security at the Cumilla Additional District and Sessions Judge’s court where the incident took place.
The HC bench of Justice KM Kamrul Kader and Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan came up with the order today during hearing a writ petition submitted by Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Ishrat Hasan.
The SC lawyer in the writ petition sought directives from the HC on the authorities concerned of the government to take proper security measures for the judges and the courtson July 16.
The court adjourned hearing of the petition for two weeks and also asked the authorities concerned of the government inform on the steps taken to ensure proper security measures in the courts across the country within July 30.
Deputy Attorney General Abdullah-Al-Mahmud Bashar represented the government during the day's hearing.
In the petition, Advocate Ishrat said her husband is a judge and she is concerned with her husband’s security following the incident on July 15.
She prayed to the court to pass necessary order on this issue.
The High Court will hold further hearing of the petition after July 30.
On Monday, a murder accused was stabbed to death by another right before a judge and police members inside a packed courtroom in Cumilla.
Such an incident exposed the lack of security at the court, lawyers said after the murder.