Probe if Pir has links to militancy
The High Court yesterday directed the Counter Terrorism and Transitional Crime (CTTC) Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police to find out if Rajarbag Darbar Shareef Pir Dillur Rahman had any connections with militancy.
The court also ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to enquire into the assets of Pir Dillur Rahman and his disciples. Both the CTTC and ACC were asked to submit reports in 60 working days.
Meanwhile, Pir Dillur Rahman and his followers allegedly filed false cases against the writ petitioner for harassing and humiliating them.
Thus, the court directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to identify those who filed false cases against the writ petitioner and submit its report in 60 working days.
At the same time, the HC asked the inspector general of police to provide proper security to the victim writ petitioners.
Besides, the court issued a rule asking the authorities to explain in four weeks why they should not be directed to take appropriate legal action against Pir Dillur Rahman and his disciples for filing false cases against the writ petitioners.
The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman came up with the directives and rule after hearing a writ petition that sought its order on the authorities to take appropriate actions against Pir Dillur Rahman and his disciples for filing vexatious cases against them.
On Thursday, eight victims, including a seven-year-old child, collectively submitted the petition to the HC through lawyer Mohamad Shishir Manir mentioning that Pir Dillur Rahman have filed several false, misleading and defamatory cases against them through his disciples.
Lawyer Shishir Manir told The Daily Star that he annexed a report of the National Human Rights Commission in the writ petition saying that the Rajarbag Darbar Shareef Pir Dillur Rahman and his disciples who filed the false cases against the petitioners may have a connection with the militants.