Kushtia's Superintendent of Police SM Tanvir Arafath today offered unconditional apology to the High Court for misbehaving with Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Mohsin Hasan during Bheramara municipality election on January 16 and also promised that such mistake will not be repeated in future.
He apologised to the HC through an affidavit.
In the affidavit, he admitted the incident of misbehaviour with Judicial Magistrate Mohsin Hasan and regretted the incident.
In the affidavit, SP Tanvir Arafath said that he is very remorseful for the "unintentional incident", will be more cautious while discharging his duties, and such type of mistake will never happen again.
During hearing a suo moto (voluntary) contempt of court rule, the SP sought mercy from the HC and prayed to the court to exonerate him from the rule issued against him.
SP Arafath also appeared before the HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khizir Hayat today in compliance with its January 20 summons order.
Senior lawyer Md Munsurul Hoque Chowdhury appeared for SP Arafath and prayed to the HC bench to accept the unconditional apology of his client and pardon him.
The HC bench adjourned hearing of the rule and fixed February 17 for passing order on the issue.
The court exonerated him from personal appearance before it for the time being and said it will observe the activities of SP Arafath till further order.
The HC also ordered the SP to provide security to local Jubo Unnayan officer Shahjahan Ali who witnessed the incident.
Shahjahan Ali, who was the presiding officer at Bheramara Pilot Model High School in Kushtia, on January 21 told anther HC bench led by Justice M Enayetur Rahim that he and his family members had security concerns.