SI recruitment: HC questions legality of provision to be unmarried
The High Court today questioned the legality of a provision of Police Regulation, which imposes a condition of being unmarried and having high social status for applying to the post of sub-inspector (SI).
The court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned of the government to explain in four weeks why this provision should not be declared unconstitutional.
The officials concerned of the government including the home and law secretaries and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) have been made respondents to the rule.
The High Court bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal issued the rule following a writ a petition filed by Mohammad Hossain Khan, a resident from Khilgaon in Dhaka, challenging the legality of the provision of the Police Regulation.
Mohammad Hossain Khan submitted the petition to the High Court on February 25 this year saying that he has academic qualification for being a candidate for post of sub-inspector (SI) but he cannot become the candidate due to the condition of being unmarried and having high social status, which is discriminatory and contradictory to the constitution.
Advocate Ishrat Hasan appeared for the petitioner.