Legal notice on Khoka for not complying with HC order
A legal notice was served yesterday on Dhaka city Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka on charges of not complying with a High Court order regarding cattle market during Eid-ul-Azha.
In the legal notice sent by Advocate Manzill Murshid on behalf of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB), a human rights organisation, the mayor was asked to submit within 24 hours to the High Court a report on what steps the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has taken to comply with its directives.
In the legal notice, Advocate Murshid said that a contempt of court case would be filed against the mayor, if his office does not take any steps to comply with the HC directives within 24 hours.
On June 29, the HC directed the DCC to stop setting up cattle markets in open places or on streets in the capital just before Eid-ul-Azha and to take steps for disposal of remains of sacrificial animals within 24 hours after they are slaughtered.
The directive came following a public interest writ petition filed by HRPB.
The HC also directed the mayor to submit a report on the steps taken by DCC to implement the court's directives by October 11.
But the mayor did not submit any report as of yesterday, Advocate Murshid said in the legal notice.