Finish investigations of drugs, arms cases within one month: HC

12 Feb 2019, 15:57

NTV Online

Dhaka: The High Court on Tuesday ordered investigation officers of drugs and firearms related cases to finish probe within a month.

If they fail to wrap up investigation within this time, they will have to submit reports to concerned courts, explaining reasons for their failure, reports the UNB.

The court also ordered formation of monitoring cells to supervise investigation officers. The inspector general of police and superintendents of police have been asked to implement the order.

Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md Reaz Uddin’s bench issued the orders while granting a four-week anticipatory bail to a Norway expatriate Dr Nurul Islam Sheikh.

The court ordered Gazipur police chief to withdraw Joydebpur Police Station Sub-Inspector Md Abdul Halim within two weeks for trying to frame Islam in a drug-related case filed last year.

On November 29, 2018, a team of Joydebpur police, led by Halim, arrested one Raju Ahmed. After interrogating him, three others, including Islam, were implicated in the case.

The HC ordered Gazipur SP to submit an investigation report over the allegation after Islam sought an anticipatory bail.

After receiving the report, the HC termed the inclusion of Islam in the case ‘deliberate’ and summoned the SI. Earlier on December 10, the investigation officer of the case submitted charge sheet excluding Islam.