Mobile courts to run 5 more weeks

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High Court Bhaban

PV Desk : The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) stayed for next five weeks a High Court (HC) order that declared running mobile courts by executive magistrates illegal and unconstitutional.

A five-member full appellate bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah passed the order Wednesday (November 1).

The Appellate Division earlier stayed the same HC verdict several times.

Lawyers on Wednesday said that the mobile courts can be operated by the executive magistrates for next five weeks.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam took part in the hearing on behalf of the state, while Barrister Hasan MS Azim moved for the petitioner at the courtroom.

November 6 has been fixed for next hearing, said the attorney general.

However, on May 11, an HC bench of Justice Mainul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Ashish Ranjan Das issued a verdict against the operation of mobile courts after hearing of a rule in this regard.

On May 14, SC stayed the High Court verdict following an appeal plea filed by the government.